Crystal Palace cemented a first league double over Manchester United with a teeming 4-0 victory at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace cemented a first league double over Manchester United with a teeming 4-0 victory at Selhurst Park.

Four-nil to the Eagles against Manchester United 

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Crystal Palace cemented a first league double over Manchester United with a teeming 4-0 victory at Selhurst Park.

In a stunning performance at Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace asserted their dominance over Manchester United with a convincing victory. 

Michael Olise showcased his skill and agility by running 20 yards unchallenged to score the opening goal, while Jean-Philippe Mateta continued his impressive form with a sixth consecutive home goal. Tyrick Mitchell and Olise further extended Palace’s lead, leaving United struggling to keep up.

United’s Defensive Woes: Casemiro and Evans Struggle

United’s defensive unit faltered as they faced relentless attacks from Palace. 

Casemiro and Evans, forming the 14th center-back partnership of the season, failed to contain Palace’s forwards. Eberechi Eze and Olise exploited gaps in United’s defense, controlling the midfield and creating numerous scoring opportunities.

Also read: Liverpool sink Spurs in a cracker 

European Aspirations Fading: United’s Decline

Once hopeful for a Champions League spot, United now face the possibility of missing out on European competition altogether. With only one win in seven matches, they have slipped to eighth in the Premier League table. 

Their chances of securing a Europa League spot rely on finishing seventh or winning the FA Cup final against Manchester City.

Wharton’s Impressive Performance: England Squad Contender?

Amidst United’s struggles, midfielder Adam Wharton has emerged as a standout player for Crystal Palace. Since his January transfer from Blackburn Rovers, Wharton has displayed exceptional skills in passing and defense. 

His positional awareness and ability to create scoring opportunities have been vital for Palace’s recent victories. 

With England manager Gareth Southgate in attendance, Wharton’s impressive performance raises the possibility of a surprise inclusion in the national team for Euro 2024.

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