Tuesday 6 March 2018

What A Come Back From Two Down To Win

Manchester United squeeze back into second with a victory after falling 2-0 down early in the second-half
Andros Townsend's 11th-minute shot took a huge deflection off Victor Lindelof to leave David de Gea rooted

v  Patrick van Aanholt doubled the home side's lead just after the break when he latched on to a quick free-kick
v  Chris Smalling quickly reduced the deficit with a close-range header after being played onside
v  Romelu Lukaku brought the visitors level in the 76th minute with a low shot inside the penalty area
v  Nemanja Matic settled a pulsating contest at Selhurst Park with a long-range piledriver into the top corner

Crystal Palace’s players slumped to the ground as if they had lost a cup final. In many ways, they had. For more than an hour, they led and had risen to mid-table, a credible, safe 13th in the league. Now they were down among the dead men again. Returned to the relegation zone, a point adrift of 17th placed Southampton. Nemanja Matic’s scorching half-volley from the edge of the penalty area had ripped away even the lonely point they had hoped to salvage, and in injury time, too. Two-nil down, 3-2 up. Manchester United fans had forgotten nights like this existed it has been so long since they came from behind to win, if losing at half-time.

Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez were both criticised for their performances during Manchester United's Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace. Pogba and Sanchez were part of the United side that was 1-0 down at halftime after Andros Townsend's opener at Selhurst Park on Monday night. United's £89million record signing Pogba was the first to come under scrutiny.

Manchester United completed a sensational comeback after trailing 2-0 to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Nemanja Matic scored a superb dipping half-volley in the dying minutes to send the visiting fans into raptures. Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku also got their names on the scoresheet as the Red Devils move above Liverpool into second while Palace stays in the relegation places.

Nemanja Matic's wonder strike may have earned Manchester United the three points against Crystal Palace but that didn't prevent manager Jose Mourinho taking a cheeky dig at his performance. United found themselves 2-0 down at Selhurst Park but showed great character to turn the game around with Matic scoring a fine volley in injury time to seal the victory.

Source: Dailymail

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