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Manchester United defies injury crisis to beat Palace 3-1

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Lukaku should have taken advantage of Palace’s uncertainty at the back when, in the eighth minute, Luke Shaw’s corner found the striker in space directly in front of goal but he somehow volleyed over.Andros Townsend twice threatened for Palace — on both occasions he shot narrowly wide — before Lukaku put United in front in the 33rd minute after Shaw again put him into space. Lukaku this time showed greater composure to take a touch before curling first time into the bottom right corner.Jeffrey Schlupp almost produced an immediate response for Palace when he glanced wide from close range but further poor defending undermined the home side as Lukaku extended United’s lead in the 52nd.Paul Pogba missed a header before Victor Lindelof found Lukaku, who held off James Tomkins to smartly finish over goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.Palace’s goal came through Ward in the 66th minute when Schlupp collected a loose ball on the left and beat David De Gea by crossing to Ward at the back post, leaving the defender with a near-open goal in which to send his diving header.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history United was clinical in delivering a third goal in the 83rd minute.Lukaku was again involved, exchanging passes with Pogba before the midfielder fed Young into space at the back post. United’s captain calmly finished low beyond Guaita.In stoppage time, Ward kicked the ball from De Gea’s grasp and into the net after a header from Christian Benteke, but referee Martin Atkinson ruled out the goal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ With Rashford not fit to start and wide players Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard also injured, United was without its entire first-choice front three as well as key midfielders Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera.Lukaku recovered from missing a glorious early chance to score in each half and help keep United a point behind fourth-place Arsenal in the fight for Champions League qualification. A further goal from Ashley Young, after Joel Ward had responded for 14th-place Palace, ensured United continued the momentum it will hope to carry into next week’s Champions League match at Paris Saint-Germain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsUnited trails 2-0 from the first leg.If Palace had taken confidence from United’s dwindling options, which also meant rare starts for Fred and Alexis Sanchez, the hosts were vulnerable, too, without injured defenders Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Mamadou Sakho. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, left, in action with Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, during the English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park in London, Wednesday Feb. 27, 2019. (John Walton/PA via AP)LONDON— Manchester United made light of its injury crisis by winning 3-1 at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Wednesday, with Romelu Lukaku scoring two of the goals on his return to the team.Lukaku had gone nine games without a goal and was becoming a more peripheral figure at United since the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has preferred Marcus Rashford as the sole striker.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Liverpool regains verve with 5-0 thrashing of Watford Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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