September 22, 2023

Crystal Palace 1-1 Manchester United: Michael Olise scores late equaliser as United miss probability to go second

Crystal Palace 1-1 Manchester United: Michael Olise scores late equaliser as United miss probability to go second
Crystal Palace 1-1 Manchester United: Michael Olise scores late equaliser as United miss probability to go second
Michael Olise has scored two targets for Crystal Palace this season – each within the final minute of Premier League matches after he scored a late winner within the 2-1 victory in opposition to West Ham in November

Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise scored a shocking last-minute free-kick to disclaim Manchester United a victory that will have taken them second within the Premier League.

United had been heading in the right direction for his or her tenth successive win after Bruno Fernandes scored simply earlier than half-time when he completed nicely following Christian Eriksen’s pull-back.

However Olise struck in dramatic fashion with an excellent curling free-kick to make sure some extent apiece.

The draw does take the Purple Devils above Newcastle into third however retains them behind rivals Manchester Metropolis, who host Tottenham on Thursday.

Palace once more present preventing spirit

For Palace it ends a run of three successive defeats in all competitions and Patrick Vieira’s facet will really feel they acquired a deserved level.

United goalkeeper David de Gea had produced an exquisite save to tip Odsonne Edouard’s highly effective strike on to the crossbar when it was goalless, two minutes earlier than Fernandes struck.

The guests claimed for a penalty on 72 minutes when Scott McTominay was challenged by Chris Richards simply contained in the Palace field, however referee Robert Jones waved play on.

Three minutes later, De Gea was compelled into one other positive cease, punching away Marc Guehi’s header.

The Spaniard was lastly overwhelmed in harm time with Olise’s good 25-yard free-kick stepping into off the underside of the crossbar as Palace once more confirmed their preventing spirit.

The Eagles have now secured 13 factors from shedding positions within the Premier League this season, solely Tottenham Hotspur with 14 have recovered extra.

“It looks like a win as a result of we’re pleased with not shedding the sport,” mentioned Vieira.

“It was robust. Vital to not concede the second objective and to remain robust within the second half. We constructed the momentum and perception and we acquired rewarded with Michael’s free-kick.

“We needed to have the ball and possession however we could not due to Manchester United’s high quality. We confirmed self-discipline and never conceding that second objective was essential. We believed after which got here the free-kick.”

Erik ten Hag handed a Manchester United debut to Dutch striker Wout Weghorst following his mortgage transfer from Burnley earlier this month, however the closest he got here to scoring was when he looped a header on to the roof of the web.

United, who haven’t gained the Premier League since 2012-13, are actually eight factors behind leaders Arsenal, with the Gunners having a recreation in hand, and the 2 groups meet at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Nonetheless, United might be with out key defensive midfielder Casemiro as he might be serving a one-game suspension after selecting up his fifth reserving of the league season following a late problem on Wilfried Zaha within the eightieth minute.

United now with just one loss in 20 matches

The frustration was clear for Ten Hag, though there’ll nonetheless be loads of positives to take for the Dutchman.

Ten Hag was within the stands watching at Selhurst Park for United’s final recreation of the 2021-22 season in Might when, in Ralf Rangnick’s closing match as interim supervisor, the Eagles gained 1-0.

That outcome noticed United end sixth within the Premier League, 35 factors behind champions Manchester Metropolis, and so they solely simply scraped into the Europa League.

Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes’ objective was his fourth within the Premier League this season

However United have improved vastly since then and, following the 6-3 humiliating defeat at Metropolis on 2 October, they’ve now solely misplaced as soon as in 20 matches in all competitions.

However, with the style of the late equaliser, United’s followers, gamers and training workers might be aggravated at letting the win slip away.

“If you’re successful with two minutes to go, we dropped two factors,” mentioned Ten Hag.

“You do not count on to drop factors. We now have to speculate extra to get that second objective after which not be in that state of affairs {that a} fortunate second prices you two factors.

“We had been 1-0 up. Within the second half we had lots of house to kill them and go for the second. I by no means noticed we actually went for the second objective.

“I’ve to criticise my workforce. Go for the second.”

Participant of the match

OliseMichael Olise

Crystal Palace

  1. Squad quantity7Participant identifyOlise

  2. Squad quantity19Participant identifyHughes

  3. Squad quantity6Participant identifyGuéhi

  4. Squad quantity10Participant identifyEze

  5. Squad quantity26Participant identifyRichards

  6. Squad quantity3Participant identifyMitchell

  7. Squad quantity15Participant identifySchlupp

  8. Squad quantity13Participant identifyGuaita

  9. Squad quantity22Participant identifyÉdouard

  10. Squad quantity17Participant identifyClyne

  11. Squad quantity28Participant identifyDoucouré

  12. Squad quantity11Participant identifyZaha

  13. Squad quantity14Participant identifyMateta

  14. Squad quantity9Participant identifyJ Ayew

  15. Squad quantity4Participant identifyMilivojevic


Crystal Palace

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Guaita
  • 17Clyne
  • 26Richards
  • 6Guéhi
  • 3Mitchell
  • 28DoucouréSubstituted forSchluppat 71′minutes
  • 19HughesBooked at 77minsSubstituted forMilivojevicat 84′minutes
  • 7Olise
  • 22ÉdouardSubstituted forJ Ayewat 71′minutes
  • 11Zaha
  • 14MatetaSubstituted forEzeat 56′minutes


  • 2Ward
  • 4Milivojevic
  • 5Tomkins
  • 9J Ayew
  • 10Eze
  • 15Schlupp
  • 21Johnstone
  • 44Riedewald
  • 77Ozoh

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 19Varane
  • 6Li MartínezBooked at 47mins
  • 23Shaw
  • 18CasemiroBooked at 80mins
  • 14EriksenSubstituted forFredat 83′minutes
  • 21AntonySubstituted forGarnachoat 70′minutes
  • 8Bruno Fernandes
  • 10Rashford
  • 27WeghorstSubstituted forMcTominayat 69′minutes


  • 2Lindelöf
  • 5Maguire
  • 12Malacia
  • 17Fred
  • 22Heaton
  • 28Pellistri
  • 36Elanga
  • 39McTominay
  • 49Garnacho

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