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Another Missed Penalty As Man Utd Suffer First Loss

English Premier League

Result: Manchester United 1-2 Crystal Palace

Date: 24 August 2019

Venue: Old Trafford

It was a day to forget at Old Trafford for Manchester United as a missed penalty, coupled with a late David de Gea error, saw the Red Devils suffer defeat to Crystal Palace.

United had the first opportunity of the match in the 10th minute when Marcus Rashford beat the offside trap and was just about to pull the trigger, but lost his footing at the vital moment.
 
The hosts continued to press for the opener and Anthony Martial's initial deflected shot broke kindly for Daniel James, who shot first-time but Patrick van Aanholt was well-positioned to divert the ball away from danger.
 
Jordan Ayew put Palace in front in the 32nd minute. Jeffrey Schlupp rose highest to flick on Vicente Guaita's long kick downfield, allowing Ayew to run through unchallenged and calmly slot the ball past David de Gea.
 
Paul Pogba came close to equalising ten minutes later with a well-taken free-kick from the edge of the box but it was just over the crossbar when Guaita appeared to be struggling.
 
In the 48th minute, Van Aanholt came to Palace's rescue once again to deny James. This time, the winger latched on to Ashley Young's deep cross, but the visitors' full-back was well-positioned to deflect the ball behind for a corner.
 
Scott McTominay burst into the box in the 69th minute, where he was tripped by Luka Milivojevic, and the referee pointed straight to the spot. Rashford stepped up and sent Guaita the wrong way, but his kick crashed against the upright and out to safety.
 
Daniel James scored his second goal in as many games at Old Trafford in the 89th minute to equalise for the Red Devils. Martial played a one-two with Rashford and fed the ball in to the feet of James, who cut inside on his right foot and curled a sublime finish in to the top left-hand corner.
 
But Palace broke United hearts when they snatched victory in the third minute of stoppage time. Pogba lost possession and the visitors broke quickly on the counter-attack through Van Aanholt, who played a one-two with Zaha before firing the ball in to the net at De Gea's near post for all three points.
 

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