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United vs Crystal Palace

30/09/17 Reverse order Timestamp format


  1. Hi all! Looking forward to live blogging with you today as United take on Crystal Palace at home.

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  2. Palace have yet to score in 6 games this season, and after Benteke's injury, Palace find themselves without a senior striker.

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  3. MUFC XI: De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Young, Matic, Fellaini, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lukaku

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  4. CPFC XI: Hennessey, Ward, Sakho, Delaney, Van Aanholt, Townsend, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Schlupp, Puncheon, Sako

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  5. Looks like Crystal Palace isn't starting with a forward, due to not having any...

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  6. Solid side from United, who should have all the talent to take an easy 3 points.

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  7. Would have been a good weekend to play around with the line up a bit, but it's a no nonsense approach from Jose. And fair enough, every point is crucial right now.

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  8. And we're off!

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  9. 1-0 MATAAAAAAAAA!!!!

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  10. Just 2 minutes in and Rashford displays lovely control far wide on the left for a perfect pass to Mata.

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  11. Wonderful strike from Mata. United with a perfectly strong start.

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  12. Free kick to Palace from a Young foul.

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  13. Cabaye takes free kick, with a poor header from Sakho.

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  14. United displaying great control and passing in these early minutes, but forced to deal with a congested box.

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  15. United rampaging with some lovely counter attacking football. Ends with a poor shot from Matic, but very good signs in these first 10 mins.

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  16. Palace's approach so far is very simple: 10 men behind a ball, while United out pass them. Overly conservative and lacking confidence.

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  17. It's a strategy that's worked on United in the past, but we've seemed to address this season. United still finding the space to make runs.

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  18. 22' - Mata with the corner, but Palace clears it immediately

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  19. 24' - Smalling did well to defend a shot, but went out for a corner.

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  20. 25' - Townsend corner on goes out for another corner.

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  21. 25' - Smalling with a header, knocks it out for United possession.

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  22. Lukaku sends a powerful cross, blocked by Palace with a handball.

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  23. 27' - Mata takes the free kick, but goes straight to Hennessy's hands.

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  24. Another corner for Palace, who are gaining some momentum.

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  25. 29' - Another cleared header from Smalling, and United get back the possession.

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  26. 31' - Another corner for Palace, as Valencia defending off a cross.

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  27. 31' - Sako's shot goes straight to De Gea, as United allow palace to continue to gain confidence.

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  28. United are gifting corners, and are failing to capitalize on their early dominance.

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  29. 2-0 FELLAINI!!!!!!

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  30. Just as Palace started to look threatening, Young sends in a lovely cross from the left, going straight to Fellaini's foot in the far post!

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  31. 39' - Just a bit of magic from Juan Mata, as he perfectly controls a high ball at his feat.

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  32. 40' - Mkhitaryan takes the corner for United, with a header from Smalling! Just goes wide.

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  33. 42' - Rashford with a power of a shot off a lovely counter attack from United!! Saved by Hennessy.

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  34. 43' - Mkhi with a powerful volley, but very off-target.

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  35. That's the end of the first half, with United in control at the break! Palace gained a bit of momentum, but United handled it and has so far had no difficulty shutting them down.

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  36. Fellaini really bossed this game, with Rashford, Smalling and Jones as standout players.

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  37. And we're back, with Lukaku taking an immediate shot for a corner! Corner cleared by Palace, but United with the possession!

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  38. 47' - Chance for 3-0, but a strong block on Rashford's shot. High energy in these opening minutes!

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  39. 3-0 FELLAINI!!!!!!!

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  40. Absolutely gorgeous free kick from Rashford, with Fellaini just guides it in at the far post!!

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  41. Fellaini continuing to absolutely boss this match.

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  42. 55' - Palace with an attempt at an attack, but it all fell flat and a little pathetic.

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  43. This has a “more than 4-0” written all over it, but only if United feels like it.

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  44. Lingard warming up...

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  45. 63' - Townsend with a cross to no one

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  46. Rashford was down for a couple minutes, but looks like he's alright.

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  47. 65' - Mkhitaryan off, Lingard on

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  48. Sensible substitution - Mkhi's not had the best game, giving the ball away often, and with United's dominance, it's a good time for Lingard to get some time.

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  49. 67' - Cabaye with a very off target shot. You can tell why Palace haven't scored a single goal yet this season.

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  50. Martial is getting ready to come on

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  51. 70' - SO CLOSE!! Lingard fouled but advantage given to Lukaku who brilliantly controls the ball for the shot, only for it to go wide.

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  52. 71' - Rashford off, Martial on

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  53. Rashford's been excellent, but bringing on Martial almost guarantees our standard 4-0 expectations.

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  54. Sako comes off for Ladapo, who makes his debut! Palace finally have a forward on the pitch.

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  55. 75' - Standard Mata sub, as Herrera comes on for Mata

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  56. Mata gets a standing ovation, as he completes his 200th appearance in the Premier League.

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  57. 77' - Townsend takes the free-kick but it goes wide.

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  58. 80' - SO CLOSE! Lovely ball from Herrera to Martial who takes the shot, but it's saved!

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  59. Jose taking Mata off for Herrera and Rashford off for Martial reminds me of how much we loved the Mata/Herrera & Martial/Rashford partnerships. We just have so many options now.

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  60. 4-0 LUKAKU!!!!!!

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  61. And as if it was written in the stars, United score another 4 goals! Wonderful play from a Herrera pass to Martial, who squares it perfectly to Lukaku. Easy finish for our striker!

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  62. 3 mins left of stoppage time

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  63. Savor these last few minutes as we go into international break next week...

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  64. And that's it! United roll on with another 4-0 match! An overall dominant display against a woeful Palace side.

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  65. Thanks for joining me today and enjoy the rest of your weekend! If you want to chat United, you can tweet me @TatianaMUFC.

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