Manchester United overcame Crystal Palace 2-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday to move into third place in the Premier League table.
Both Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford scored, but the hosts were reduced to 10 men for the last 20 minutes when Casemiro was sent off.
After Casemiro was sent off, Jeff Schlupp gave Palace some hope, but Erik ten Hag’s squad held on for another triumph.
As a result, United has won four consecutive games since a last-second setback to Arsenal last month.
After five minutes, VAR ruled that Will Hughes handled a cross from Rashford inside the box, and the hosts were awarded a penalty.
United dominated the first half after Fernandes converted the penalty kick, but were unable to extend their advantage.
Following the break, Luke Shaw aided Rashford in extending United’s lead with a fantastic finish.
Following 70 minutes, Casemiro was sent out for grasping Hughes’ neck after a VAR review.
Palace equalised five minutes later when Schlupp deflected a corner kick past David de Gea.
As the visitors battled for an equaliser, Ten Hag stemmed the momentum by putting on Harry Maguire, Marcel Sabitzer on loan, and Victor Lindelof, who replaced another substitution, Alejandro Garnacho, as they held on to triumph.
“We dominated the first 70 minutes of the game and played well. The team deserves a lot of credit for playing with such zeal and for playing effectively both in possession and during defence transitions “Ten Hag remarked in a televised interview.
“Throughout the last 20 minutes, we displayed our ability to battle and strive. They demonstrate excellent collaboration by sticking up for one another, which we appreciate “He said.
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