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- van de Beek80'
- Zaha (P)74'
- Pogbavan de Beek67'
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Manchester United - Crystal Palace
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FT: Man Utd 1-3 Palace. What a dreadful start for the Red Devils. Zaha nets a double to add to Townsend's opener. Van De Beek came off then bench to net on his debut, and although there was VAR controversy over the penalty for Palace's second goal, Hodgson's men were well worth their win.
Six minutes have been added.
It's going to be an uncomfortable media conference for OGS.
- OffJames McCarthyCrystal Palace
- OnLuka MilivojevicCrystal Palace
Palace change: Milivojevic on for McCarthy.
That looks like game over. Zaha showing United just what he can do.
- GoalWilfried ZahaCrystal Palace
GOAL! Zaha restore the two-goal cushion. The former United man turns Lindelof and drills a low shot into the bottom corner.
Still time for United to pull off a great escape here. They have the momentum.
- OffTimothy Fosu-MensahManchester United
- OnOdion IghaloManchester United
UNITED CHANGE: Fosu-Mensah off, Ighalo on.
- OffJordan AyewCrystal Palace
- OnMichy BatshuayiCrystal Palace
PALACE CHANGE: Batshuayi on for Ayew.
- GoalDonny van de BeekManchester United
GOAL! Van de Beek gets a goal on his debut! The Dutchman slots a cool finish into the far corner after a miscued clearance fell his way in the box.
United pressing hard, but struggling to create anything against this well-drilled Palace unit.
- OffJeffrey SchluppCrystal Palace
- OnEberechi EzeCrystal Palace
PALACE CHANGE: Schlupp off, Eze on.
Big trouble for United. They will be unhappy with the officials here, but Palace are worth a two-goal lead.
- Goal by penaltyWilfried ZahaCrystal Palace
GOAL! Zaha steps up and rifles a spot kick high into the corner.
PENALTY SAVED! Ayew is too casual as he steps up and sees his low effort easily parried by De Gea... but wait! VAR checks De Gea's position on the line. It will be retaken.
PENALTY TO PALACE! After a long delay, Atkinson points to the spot for Lindelof's hand touching Ayew's flicked shot.
Martin Atkinson is going to the side to take a look at the potential hand ball...
Palace's rapid front men threaten again. Ayew jinks into the box, but his bizarre flick hits Lindelof on the arm and drops kindly for De Gea. VAR checks for a penalty....
Lindelof volleys an awkward shot over the top after McTominay had flicked on a right-wing corner.
- OffPaul PogbaManchester United
- OnDonny van de BeekManchester United
UNITED CHANGE: Van de Beek on for Pogba.
PALACE GOAL DISALLOWED! The away side cut United open on the break again. It's fed to Zaha, who has all day to take a few touches and stick it past De Gea - but the flag is up! VAR checks and it's the right call.
- Yellow cardHarry MaguireManchester United
Maguire booked for a lunging tackle on Zaha.
Palace threaten down the right. Townsend clips it back towards Schlupp, who touches it down 20 yards out, but takes too long letting rip and sees his shot well blocked.
CLOSE! Fosu-Mensah crosses for Greenwood, but the forward can only flash his free header wide of the near post.
- Yellow cardTimothy Fosu-MensahManchester United
- Yellow cardJoel WardCrystal Palace
Townsend fizzes a deflected shot just over the bar from inside the area after United were cut open down the left by Schlupp's powerhouse run.
VIDEO: Palace almost go in two up at the interval.
Good hands from De Gea as he gets down to thwart Ayew following a fine run and shot from the Palace man. The visitors have pace to burn on the break.
- OffDaniel JamesManchester United
- OnMason GreenwoodManchester United
UNITED HT CHANGE: Greenwood on for James.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! United restart the contest needing a marked improvement.
- End of 1st Half
HT: Man United 0-1 Palace.
Super save! Zaha leads a dangerous counter. He feeds it to the left for Ayew, who cuts inside the area and hammers a shot towards goal that De Gea manages to push over the top.
Four minutes added.
VAR watched a challenge on Pogba several times before eventually stating no penalty. In the end, Fernandes took a free kick from 25 yards out, but flashed it into the wall.
VAR check for a couple of challenges on United players in and around the Palace area.
STAT: United have lost just one of their last 17 league fixtures at Old Trafford (W9, D7).
A cut back from the right falls for James 15 yards out. The Welshman goes for a low side-footer that lacks any real power or conviction. Palace block and sweep the ball to safety.
It's taken a while, but United have grown as the half has worn on. Palace will be keen to get to the break with their advantage still intact.
Hard to argue with this if you have ambitions of winning the top prizes.
United struggle to deal with the resulting corner. It drops for Schlupp, but his attempt is brilliantly blocked. The hosts clear their lines and hoist it over the top for Rashford to chase. Ward holds him off to allow Guaita to clear midway in his own half. The keeper makes a hash of it, but Ward does enough once again to avert the danger.
Zaha picks it up inside his own half and drives down the left. He threatens to go all the way, but Lindelof sticks to his guns and manages to get across to concede a corner.
Martial is blocked by a rather tasty challenge from McCarthy. The ball falls for Fernandes who forces Guaita into another solid save.
United not impressing many in the Twitter-sphere it seems!
VIDEO: The Eagles break the deadlock!
Next it's McTominay to try his luck as he cuts in from the left. He goes for a far post curler, but sees it take a nick off a defender and flash just wide. The resulting corner comes to nothing.
Pogba looks to change that with a run from the left, but his low drive is well claimed by Guaita down to his right-hand post.
A certain sprint King isn't impressed with the hosts so far....
United are playing at a pedestrian pace. They need to step it up a gear or two. Palace are well worth their lead so far.
Another let off for United. Zaha chases a long ball and frightens the life out of Lindelof. His touch back to De Gea is short and the Spanish keeper is very casual. It looks like being a disaster but Zaha seems to pull out at the last second and De Gea gets away with a weak kick.
Townsend takes aim from 25 yards but rifles well wide. That was another slick move from the visitors, this time driving in from the right flank.
United were caught cold there. Not the start OGS would have been hoping for.
- GoalAndros TownsendCrystal Palace
GOAL! The visitors strike first blood! A flowing move down the left ends with Townsend arriving at the far post to slot home Schlupp's cross.
A poor clearance from De Gea goes straight to McCarthy, but his attempted pass into the middle is easily cut out. A nervy moment for the United stopper who needs to stay solid to keep Henderson out.
It's been a bright start from the Eagles. They've had most of the possession and a right-wing set piece that came to nothing.
DID YOU KNOW? No club has won their opening Premier League match more than Manchester United. The Red Devils have picked up an opening win 19 times.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF! Palace get us underway.
Warm up done. Time for the action!
STAT: Manchester United's only defeat in 22 Premier League meetings with Palace came in last season's corresponding fixture, which the Eagles won 2-1. As a result, Hodgson’s men are hoping to become only the seventh side to win back-to-back Premier League away games at Old Trafford.
Liverpool have just announced the signing of Jota to follow hot on the heels of Thiago. United fans wanted to see real progress with additions this summer, but so far it hasn't quite gone to plan - and that's not just the fans thinking that. OGS feels it too!
Roy Hodgson: "My interest is not in how high Manchester United will finish or how well Manchester United will do; my sole interest is how Crystal Palace will do, how high we will finish and how we are going to conduct ourselves in order to compete against a team which has an enormous amount of riches when it comes to players and a lot of options. Whichever team they field is going to be a strong team, and whatever team that is will be a very strong team on the bench as well."
Meanwhile, Solskjaer has been full of praise for how Van de Beek has handled himself since moving to Old Trafford. Expect to see the Dutchman at some point later this evening.
Surprised to see Greenwood on the bench? Maybe not. He's hit plenty of headlines off the pitch for wrong reasons in recent weeks and OGS had a view on England's handling of their player will have disappointed Gareth Southgate.
There's been plenty of PL transfer news in the last few days, but what's the gossip on the continent? Catch up with all the latest via our Euro Papers video.
A few extra thoughts on the United side from the MEN's chief Red Devils reporter.
Palace make one change from their opener with Mamadou Sakho back in the defence.
United leave new signing Donny van de Beek on the bench but there are starts for Daniel James and Scott McTominay. Mason Greenwood is also among the substitutes.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of Manchester United’s first Premier League match of 2020/21. The Red Devils are at home to Crystal Palace, who opened up with a 1-0 success over Southampton last weekend. Kick off 17:30 BST.