J Mata (3),M Fellaini (35, 49),R Lukaku (86)
Man Utd vs C Palace
3:00pm Saturday 30th September
WATCH: MAN UTD 4-0 C PALACE
Man Utd: De Gea (6),
Young (7), Jones (7), Smalling (6), Valencia (7), Fellaini (8), Matic (6), Mata
(7), Rashford (8), Mkhitaryan (6), Lukaku (7)
Subs: Martial (6), Lingard (6),
Crystal Palace: Hennessey (5), Ward (4), Sakho (5), Delaney (4), Van Aanholt
(4), Milivojevic (4), Cabaye (5), Schlupp (4), Townsend (4), Puncheon (4), Sako
Subs: McArthur (5), Ladapo (5),
Man of the match: Marouane Fellaini
Not a good start to the season...
MAN UTD 4-0 C PALACE
It's all over. Roy Hodgson manages a smile as he shakes hands with Jose Mourinho but there was very little for Palace to smile about today.
They conceded in the third minute and never looked like getting back into the game. Easy street for Manchester United.
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90+3: If it stays like this it will be United's fourth 4-0 win in the Premier League this season. They won't have many easier victories than this you'd think.
90: Three minutes of time added on.
89: Fellaini, looking for a hat-trick, almost manages to get on the end of a deep free-kick, but Hennessey is out and manages to claim the ball.
Very comfortable for United in the closing stages.
GOAL! MAN UTD 4-0 C PALACE (Lukaku 86)
There's a goal for Lukaku, his seventh of the season in the Premier League. It's an easy finish from close range as Martial gets in down the left and puts in a low cross for the striker to tap in.
MAN UTD 3-0 C PALACE
83: United have scored quite a few late goals this season but at the moment it's all rather sedate. Palace aren't committing too many players forward and United look very comfortable.
81: CHANCE! Lovely play from United. It's passed into the midfield for Herrera, who picks out Martial's overlapping with a perfectly-weighted ball. The substitute drives in a shot which Hennessey saves well.
78: SHOT! Townsend goes for goal from a free-kick on the right side and almost finds the far corner. Just a few yards wide with De Gea scrambling across.
76: Final change for United as Mata is replaced by Herrera.
76: Is there a goal in this for Palace? They are playing on the front foot and creating openings around the box.
74: Finally Palace do make an attacking change as Ladapo comes on for his debut, replacing Sako.
74: SHOT! Lukaku controls well in the box and lays it back for Lingard, but he fires a first-time shot well over the bar.
72: A bright display from Rashford comes to an end as he is replaced by Martial.
71: CHANCE! What a chance for Lukaku. What a miss.
He's in on goal after the referee plays advantage for a foul on Lingard. It looks as though Lukaku will just roll a shot into the bottom corner but he goes wide. Poor finish.
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70: CHANCE! Palace are looking positive and Sako goes close as he sweeps a shot way over the bar from around the penalty spot.
69: Here's a change from Palace, two in fact. Schlupp is replaced by McArthur and Puncheon makes way for Riedewald. Not exactly attacking moves.
67: Palace looked as though they were going to bring on striker Ladapo, but not sure that is happening any more. Can they get a goal? It's really all they have left to play for in this game.
65: Rashford is fine to play on and United make their first change of the match as Mkhitaryan is replaced by Lingard.
63: The visitors have seen more of the ball in the second half but they haven't really threatened.
Rashford has just gone down after being caught by Sakho. Oof, looks like he took a whack between his legs.
60: Palace's problem highlighted as Sako pulls out wide, looks up into the box and sees there is nobody there so decides not to cross and eventually gets tackled.
Palace surely have to throw more caution to the wind soon.
58: SAVE! Mkhitaryan plays a quick corner to Young, who is in space on the corner of the box and gets off a low shot that Hennessey gets down well to save.
57: CHANCE! Sako gets into the right corner and manages to dig out a cross for Schlupp on the penalty spot. He goes with his head but can't direct the ball goalwards.
55: Palace enjoying a good spell of possession, but they are lacking in the final third. Sako has looked best when he has drifted out to either side.
53: Lukaku hasn't had any real chances but he perhaps should do better as he's played in down the middle and, rather than go forward, he cuts back and gets tackled.
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51: PENALTY? Huge appeals from Palace as Schlupp knocks the ball past Smalling in the box and goes to ground. Did Smalling stick out a leg? The referee says no penalty.
Roy Hodgson has his head in his hands.
GOAL! MAN UTD 3-0 C PALACE (Fellaini 49)
Just like last week at Manchester City, Palace have conceded quickly after half-time to surely end their chances of getting anything from the game.
Rashford whips in a free-kick with pace from the left and Fellaini is ahead of his marker around three yards out and diverts a header in.
MAN UTD 2-0 C PALACE
48: SHOT! Mkhitaryan's low cross from the right gets through to Rashford, who smashes in a shot that is well blocked.
46: Rashford has really given Ward a tough time. He again races away from him down the left before crossing towards Lukaku, whose shot deflects over.
The teams are back out. No changes for either side. United get the game back underway...
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FESSI OR FELE?
Seems like Phil Neville is a fan of Fellaini....
HOW HODGSON FEELS
And that is half-time. The scoreline is as expected, although Palace did well in patches after conceding such an early goal. They have a mountain to climb to get back into this though.
45: Just the one minute to be added on.
44: SHOT! What a goal this would have been.
Mata lifts the ball from one side of the box to the other where Mkhitaryan has time to line up a volley...but he blazes it into the stands.
43: SAVE! Mata's cross from the right is flicked on by Lukaku and lands for Rashford at the back post. He takes a touch and then fires in a low shot which Hennessey saves well at his near post.
41: CLOSE! Mkhitaryan bends in a corner from the left and Smalling rises well at the back post but heads just wide. Should have scored.
40: Can United kick on and really put this game to bed? They have only had two shots on target but they have scored with both of them.
37: What a setback for Palace that is. They had been dealing well with United and even looking dangerous at the other end. A long way back now.
GOAL! MAN UTD 2-0 C PALACE (Fellaini 35)
United weren't looking threatening, but they have just conjured a goal from nothing. Young curls in a brilliant ball from the left side to the back post, where Fellaini is open to tap in from a few yards out.
That's Fellaini's third goal in his last four home games.
MAN UTD 1-0 C PALACE
35: After a very bright start, United have their impetus. It's all quite slow and without any real threat.
33: SHOT! Super first-time pass from Cabaye, sliding the ball through the United defence for Sako on the left side of the box. He fires a powerful effort towards goal but De Gea palms away.
32: This is the best spell of the match for Palace as Townsend does well to break a tackle and then win another corner. Cabaye puts in another good delivery but Fellaini heads away.
30: Palace are actually doing a decent job of keeping United at bay. They have also got some good crosses into the box, but United have defended them well.
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