Manchester United v Crystal Palace, 30 September 2017

Score4-0 to Manchester United
RefereeMike Dean
CompetitionPremier League
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance75,118
Kick-off: 3.00pm Manchester United had yet to lose a Premier League game against Crystal Palace (won 14, drawn three) to create a new competition record for most games without losing to a single opponent.

Goals:

Juan Mata 3 G
Marouane Fellaini 35 G
Marouane Fellaini 49 G
Romelu Lukaku 86 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford
Forward Romelu Lukaku

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender Mamadou Sakho
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Midfielder Damien Delaney
Defender/Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder Luka Milivojević
Midfielder Jason Puncheon
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Midfielder/Forward Bakary Sako

Substitutions:

Jesse Lingard for Henrikh Mkhitaryan 66
Anthony Martial for Marcus Rashford 72
Ander Herrera for Juan Mata 77

Substitutions:

James McArthur for Jeffrey Schlupp 68
Jaïro Riedewald for Jason Puncheon 69
Freddie Ladapo for Bakary Sako 74

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Eric Bailly
Defender Matteo Darmian
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard
Forward Anthony Martial

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Julián Speroni
Defender Martin Kelly
Defender Jaïro Riedewald
Midfielder James McArthur
Midfielder Jordon Mutch
Midfielder/Forward LEE Chung-yong
Forward Freddie Ladapo

Comments:

League position: 2nd Romelu Lukaku equalled Andy Cole's club record of scoring seven goals in their first seven appearances in the Premier League. Juan Mata made his 200th Premier League appearance in this game to become the seventh Spaniard to reach this mark. The Red Devils had now kept five consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League at Old Trafford for the first time since 21 March 2010 under Sir Alex Ferguson. Manchester United manager José Mourinho said: "Three points were very important. I told the players we had to respect and play seriously against an opponent in a difficult situation but are better than the results are saying. Probably the result is bigger than our performance because I don't think our performance was consistent. We had good periods, good moments, always control of the game but I think we could do better."

Comments:

League position: 20th Crystal Palace had now lost eight consecutive league games without scoring; the joint-longest such run in league history (also Hartlepool United in 1970 and 1993 and Sunderland in 1977). The Eagles became only the second team to lose their opening seven games in a Premier League season (also Portsmouth in 2009-10 who went on to be relegated). Palace had now failed to score in 11 of their last 12 games in the Premier League. Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said: "We took a lot of blows, with Scott Dann being injured yesterday and Damien Delaney having to come in because James Tomkins was sick. With Christian Benteke injured, we have Bakary Sako up front in a position he hasn't really played before. When you add all of these things together, with Wilf Zaha and Pape Souare still missing, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek was out injured as well, and I feel we have to accept that at the moment we are the boxer who is fighting in a weight class that he is perhaps not able to handle at this moment."