Manchester United suffered a shocking defeat at home in the Premier League as Joachim Andersen’s superb strike gave Crystal Palace an impressive victory at Old Trafford.
Manchester United and Crystal Palace met for the second time in five days on Saturday, after United won 3-0 in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.
However, Palace rested a number of first-team players for the first game, and they were a much tougher opponent on Saturday.
Crystal Palace took the lead in the first half through Joachim Andersen, who scored a superb volley after a free kick.
Manchester United dominated possession and had a number of chances to equalize, but they were unable to beat Palace goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, who made a number of excellent saves.
Crystal Palace’s victory moved them above Manchester United in the Premier League table. It was United’s fourth defeat in seven league games, and their worst start to a season in 34 years.
Crystal Palace goalkeeper Sam Johnstone made two crucial saves in the second half to keep Manchester United out and preserve his team’s lead. He first pushed over a dipping effort from Bruno Fernandes, and then kept out a bullet header from Hojlund.
The Palace goal continued to be under threat, but Manchester United could not find a way to score. The visitors secured a win that moved them above their opponents to ninth in the Premier League table, while the hosts dropped to 10th.
This was Manchester United’s fourth defeat in seven Premier League games under Erik ten Hag. It is their worst start to a league season in 34 years.
Records broken so far this season by Manchester united –
– Manchester United hadn’t lost 4 of the opening 7 games in PL history, until Erik Ten Hag
– Manchester United haven’t had as few as 9 points from the opening 7 games since 1989, until Erik Ten Hag
– Manchester United hadn’t conceded 4 goals in a CL group game in 28 years, until Erik Ten Hag.
– Manchester United hadn’t conceded 3+ goals in 3 consecutive games since 1978, until Erik Ten Hag.
– Manchester United had never lost at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, until Erik Ten Hag.
– Manchester United hadn’t lost the opening two away games since 1973-74, until Erik Ten Hag.
– Manchester United hadn’t conceded more than one goal in 4 consecutive league games since 1979, Until Erik Ten Hag.
– Manchester United had never conceded 2 goals in the opening 4 minutes of a PL game at Old Trafford, Until Erik Ten Hag
– Manchester United had never conceded 23 shots in one game at Old Trafford in PL history, Until Erik Ten Hag
– Brighton had never won twice in a row at Old Trafford, until Erik Ten Hag