Manchester United v Crystal Palace, 21 May 2017

Score2-0 to Manchester United
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance75,254
Kick-off: 3.00pm Manchester United remained unbeaten in their Premier League games against Crystal Palace (played 16, won 13).

Goals:

Josh Harrop 15 G
Paul Pogba 19 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Joel Pereira
Defender Eric Bailly
Defender Axel Tuanzebe
Defender/Midfielder Tim Fosu-Mensah
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder Demetri Mitchell
Midfielder Josh Harrop
Midfielder Jesse Lingard
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder/Forward Scott McTominay
Forward Wayne Rooney

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender Martin Kelly
Defender James Tomkins
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp
Midfielder James McArthur
Midfielder Luka Milivojević
Midfielder Jason Puncheon
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha

Substitutions:

Michael Carrick for Paul Pogba 45
Anthony Martial for Jesse Lingard 45
Angel Gomés for Wayne Rooney 88

Substitutions:

Bakary Sako for James McArthur 61
Sullay Kaikai for Patrick Van Aanholt 67
Fraizer Campbell for Wilfried Zaha 79

Cards:

Scott McTominay 48 Y
Michael Carrick 74 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Midfielder Michael Carrick
Midfielder Zak Dearnley
Midfielder Angel Gomés
Midfielder Matty Willock
Midfielder/Forward Anthony Martial

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Julián Speroni
Defender/Centre back Scott Dann
Defender/Midfielder Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Midfielder/Forward LEE Chung-yong
Midfielder/Forward Sullay Kaikai
Midfielder/Forward Bakary Sako

Comments:

Final league position 2016-17: 6th Three days before facing Ajax in the final of the UEFA Europa League, Manchester United named their youngest-ever starting XI in a Premier League game (average 22 years and 284 days). Angel Gomés became the first player born in 2000 to play in the Premier League. At 16 years and 263 days, he became United's youngest player since David Gaskell in the 1956 Charity Shield game against Manchester City (16 years and 19 days). On his debut, Josh Harrop became the 100th player to score for the Red Devils in the Premier League. Anthony Martial replaced Jesse Lingard in the second minute of added time in the first-half. Manchester United manager José Mourinho said: "Don't ask me too many things because now I am in the final, let me go home."

Comments:

Final league position 2016-17: 14th As he resigned two days later, this was manager Sam Allardyce's final game in charge of Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace equalled their club record for the most defeats in a Premier League season (also 21 in 1997-98). The Eagles had now lost four of their last five games in the Premier League and failed to score in each of those four defeats. They had now failed to win any of their six away games on the final day of a Premier League season (lost four). Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce said: "We have all worked extremely hard, from the owners' support throughout the whole football club. My job was to lift everyone on the pitch and behind the scenes and get them working in the right direction. With the investment in January, very, very, very good performances came and that is why we stayed in the Premier League."