At 22:00 on the evening of December 5th, Beijing time, the 15th round of the 2021-22 Premier League match kicked off with Manchester United at the Old Trafford Stadium to face the Crystal Palace. In the first half of the game, the two sides had offensive and defensive, and neither of them broke through the opponent’s gate. In the second half of the game, Fred scored the only goal of the game with a lob in the 77th minute. In the end, the game ended, Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 at home, Manchester United reaped the first victory of the Rangnick era.
In history, the two sides played 50 times, and Manchester United had the absolute upper hand with 31 wins, 11 draws and 8 losses. At Old Trafford Stadium, the two sides played against each other 26 times, and Manchester United had the upper hand with 17 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses. In the past 17 matches between the two sides, Manchester United has 12 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses to have the absolute upper hand. Last season, the two sides faced off in two rounds. Manchester United lost to their opponents 1-3 at home, and scored 0-0 with their opponents in the away game.
In the 7th minute, Crystal Palace launched a quick counterattack. Zaha took the ball in the front court and smashed the ball. Benteke outflanked it and kicked the ball. De Gea fell to the ground and confiscated the ball. In the 9th minute, Zaha played a wall kick with Benteke in the frontcourt and then kicked the ball to the goal. The ball was saved by De Gea. In the 12th minute, Rashford was brought down by the opposing defensive player at the front of the penalty area. Manchester United got a free kick in the frontcourt. Ronaldo hit the goal directly and the ball went above the crossbar.
In the 17th minute, B Fei found the forward C Ronaldo with a diagonal pass in the frontcourt. The latter took the ball and turned and kicked the goal. The ball was saved by the opponent’s goalkeeper. In the 19th minute, Sancho started the ball from the left to the penalty area, Ronaldo jumped high and headed in the penalty area, and the ball was saved by the opponent’s goalkeeper. In the 22nd minute, Rashford took the ball from the right and made it backwards. Cristiano Ronaldo directly kicked the ball and the ball was confiscated by the opponent’s goalkeeper. In the 27th minute, Manchester United attacked the frontcourt. Sancho took the ball from the left and cut in and passed the ball to find McTominay. The latter shot directly and the ball was blocked by the defensive player.
In the 31st minute, Fred was stamped by the opponent in the fight. Manchester United issued a quick free kick. Sancho dribbled the ball into the penalty area and kicked the goal. The ball was saved by the opponent’s goalkeeper. In the 40th minute, Crystal Palace placed the ball in the front court and penalized the penalty area. Benteke made a header and the ball missed the right post. In the 45th +1 minute, Dalot broke through the penalty area and directly kicked the goal. The ball missed the left post. At the end of the half game, Manchester United temporarily drew with Crystal Palace with a score of 0-0 at home.
The easy side fought again. In the 48th minute, B Fei continued dribbling outside the penalty area and then took a long shot and the ball went above the crossbar. In the 55th minute, Gallagher made a free kick from the front court to point backwards, Kuyat grabbed the first landing point and then headed the goal. The ball went above the crossbar. In the 59th minute, Rashford returned to Sancho from the front court. In the 61st minute, Manchester United adjusted the lineup and Rangnick replaced Sancho with Greenwood. In the 64th minute, Gallagher took the ball in the frontcourt and took a long shot. The ball went above the crossbar.
In the 67th minute, Tress kicked directly from the front court free kick, and the ball bounced on the crossbar.
In the 74th minute, the right corner kick from Crystal Palace was penalized into the penalty area, Tomkins flew the header, and Ayou kicked the shot at the back. The ball missed the left post. In the 75th minute, Manchester United replaced Rashford with Anthony Iranga.
In the 77th minute, Greenwood returned after receiving the ball in the penalty area. Fred kicked and lobbed outside the penalty area. The ball flew into the net. 1-0, Manchester United broke the deadlock on the field.
In the 81st minute, Maguire fell to the ground after being hit by Edward on the head in a defensive defense. After the team doctor entered the field for a simple treatment, Maguire continued to enter the game. In the 85th minute, Manchester United played the last card and replaced the B fee with Van der Beek. Then the two sides had no achievements, and the game ended. Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 at home.
Both sides’ lineup:
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): 1-De Gea / 2-Lindelof, 5-Maguire, 20-Dalot, 27-Telles / 17-Fred, 39- McTominay/18-B-Fernandez (85’34-Vanderbeck), 10-Rashford (75′ Anthony Iranga), 25-Sancho (61’11-Greenwood)/7 -C Ronaldo
Crystal Palace (4-3-3): 13-Guaita/3-Mitchell, 5-James Tomkins, 6-Marc Gey, 17-Klein/8-Kuyat (83′ 10-Ezer), 15-Schrup, 23- Gallagher/9-Jordan-Ayo (83’7-Olis), 11-Zaha, 20-Bentke (66’22- Eduardo)Return to Sohu to see more
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