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Summary

  1. Man Utd 7pts clear of fifth
  2. Three points will guarantee fourth
  3. Mata pen after Dann handball
  4. Puncheon levels with free-kick
  5. Fellaini with far-post header

Live Reporting

By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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QPR know defeat at Manchester City will see them relegated while Liverpool need to beat Chelsea to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

Hope for the Foxes

Leicester City became the first Premier League team to win on six consecutive Saturdays since Liverpool in December 2006.

An incredible run from the Foxes gives them a great chance of survival.

They looked finished a couple of months ago.

'Toughest week of my life'

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Newcastle United manager

John Carver says he has ended "probably the toughest week of my life" with a "huge" point against West Bromwich Albion.

Carver's side stopped a run of eight successive defeats but the Magpies are still 17th in the Premier League.

They are two points clear of 18th-placed Hull with two games remaining against QPR (away) and West Ham (home).

"That could be huge," said Carver. "It was important to stop the slide and that run of defeats."

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Burnley are down

Premier League
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Time for a bit of a recap.

Most of the action came at the bottom of the Premier League today, where, despite beating Hull, Burnley were relegated.

QPR know if they lose to Manchester City they will also be relegated tomorrow.

For the rest, there is plenty to play for.

Stat attack

FT: Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd

- Juan Mata had missed his preceding three penalties in English football (all competitions) before netting his spot-kick in this game.

- Ashley Young has provided as many PL assists in 2014/15 (four), as he did in the preceding two seasons combined.

- Palace attempted more shots (10) than United (eight), excluding blocked shots.

- Alan Pardew is the first Palace manager to lose three straight PL home games since Iain Dowie in August - September 2004.

Manager reaction

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More from Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Sky Sports: "We haven't played our best match but we have fought to the end. It was very important to win this match and it is a right step to qualification for the Champions League.

"We had injuries, we had to change and the team was out of balance with Phil Jones at left-back and Wayne Rooney, our attacking point, going off. We have showed what you can achieve as a team and we have achieved our victory.

"Luke Shaw has gone to the hospital but I have good news because he shall go to the airport. It cannot be so bad otherwise he cannot fly."

On choosing Juan Mata as his penalty taker: "I had the idea that he would score this penalty. He shot low to the left corner and I think the Palace keeper is best going down to his right. So I was unsure but Mata did it because the shot had enough pace."

Manager reaction

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal on BBC Sport: "You never know, we still have to win one point I believe. We have made a very important step.

"We have worked so hard, the players showed the team spirit so goo. I am very proud. When you are fighting like this every week, we are difficult to beat.

"David de Gea did it several times this season, I am vey happy he saved it because at the time it could have been 2-1 for Crystal Palace."

United technically still need three points to guarantee Champions League football.

Player reaction

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Palace winger Jason Puncheon: "Defeat is difficult to take. I think it was a penalty on me - but these things happen in football.

"It has been a good season for us, we have got to take a lot of credit from the performances against Chelsea and Manchester United."

Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd

Alan Pardew and Louis van Gaal
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Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew on the defeat: "We were a lot better second half and I thought we would go on and get a victory - or at least a draw. It is galling to be stood here after a defeat."

On Manchester United's penalty: "I think the referee's in bad position to say it warrants a penalty - and I've just told him that. The ball came in, there was no real threat and Scott Dann leans in and is turning away. I think it hits the shoulder and his chest. From his angle the referee couldn't tell - it was impossible. I think it is a really tough call."

On David De Gea's save from Glenn Murray: "We had a great moment when Glenn had a great chance - it was a fantastic save from one of the best goalkeepers in the world."

On Jason Puncheon's penalty appeal: "I'd like to think that if the referee gives first one to Man United, then he has to give that one too."

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Tom in Brighton: People keep saying job done but - big but - if Liverpool win their remaining games and United lose to Arsenal, they'll need all 3 points on the final day. Could get interesting.

Alan in Devon: Sign of a good team, not playing well but found a way to win - lovely. For one day only I'm a Chelsea fan tomorrow.

Ben on the Wirral: I may be one of the very few Utd fans who feels a bit sorry for Falcao. Admittedly he hasn't looked great but the service has hardly been top notch...

Stat attack

FT: Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd

- Manchester United have won 12 and lost none of the last 14 league meetings with Crystal Palace.

- Manchester United have lost just two of their last 23 Premier League away games in London (W13 D8 L2) and those came against Chelsea.

- Crystal Palace's three direct free-kick goals this season have come against Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Player reaction

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Ashley Young
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Manchester United winger Ashley Young: "We knew that Palace would come out and put us under pressure at the start of the second half. We showed fighting spirit, and the togetherness we have, to get back into the game.

"We came here to get the three points and we're delighted to get them. It's always tough here at Selhurst Park because of the atmosphere - the pitch is quite small and the fans are close to the pitch. We set our stall out in the first half and played some fantastic stuff."

On the penalty: "It was the referee's decision to make but I thought the defender did stick his hand on it - I thought the referee got it spot on."

On finishing in the top-four: "We talked about having five cup finals left, now we have got another two cup finals to go and get six points."

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Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd

James Carter: Can everyone get over the fact Moyes signed Fellani & Mata. He didn't set either them or the team up right. Van Gaal is the man.

Conor Matchett: De Gea won it for us again, and with Blind instead of Carrick we look like an absolute mess in the midfield.

Ola Ahmed Dayo: Slate Falcao all u want, but he hasn't been serviced at all.

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Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew will be talking to the media soon and you get the feeling he won't be very happy.

Did Scott Dann deliberately handle for the penalty? Did Radamel Falcao push a Palace player before the winner was scored?

I think we know what Pardew is going to believe...

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Crystal Palace were undoubtedly a much improved side after the break but Manchester United still had far more of the ball.

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Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd

James Scowcroft

Ex-Crystal Palace striker on BBC London 94.9

"Fair play to Palace in the second half. They really came at United but just left themselves open a bit. I think a draw would have been a fair result but it's massive for United. It could be the result that gets them in the Champions League."

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A bit better than last season eh United fans? A defeat for Liverpool against Chelsea tomorrow and Champions League football is yours.

FT: Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd

Marouane Fellaini
Reuters

Radamel Falcao had little impact after replacing Wayne Rooney at half time but, looking at the replays, he has created the winner.

His push on a Palace defender created the space for Marouane Fellaini to head home.

Palace won't be happy with either of United's goals.

FULL-TIME

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Manchester United move to within three points of guaranteeing Champions League football for next season. Job done surely?

Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd

United are playing keep ball now...

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Free-kick for Palace inside United's half. The big men are going forward....

It comes to nothing.

GREAT SAVE!

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Julian Speroni tips Ander Herrera's volley over the bar after Radamel Falcao's through ball. Four minutes of injury time signalled.

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Palace are still coming forward...

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How's this for a stat?

That was Ashley Young's fourth assist of the season - as many as the previous two seasons put together.

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Ajay Patel: Ashley Young had been the focal point of every United attack. Earned that contract.

Paul Humphreys: Felliani has been poor all game but fair play. Young and Mata only good players for us and David de Gea save could have won us the game.

Abbey Kun: Strangely it's Moyes' two signings seem to be the ones whose goals may all but guarantee Man Utd's top-four finish.

GREAT SAVE!

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David De Gea to the rescue again as he keeps out Glenn Murray's volley with his legs.

SUBSTITUTION

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Marouane Chamakh replaces Wilfried Zaha for Palace.

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Wasted. Pape Souare's shot from 30 yards comes down in East London...

Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd

Palace haven't given this up yet. They have been the better team this half.

Wilfried Zaha nutmegs Jonny Evans on the left but Mile Jedinak's cross is over hit. Corner for Palace though.

Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd

James Scowcroft

Ex-Crystal Palace striker on BBC London 94.9

"It's against the run of play and Marouane Fellaini has probably had his first touch of the game. He's done nothing all game but pops up at the right place at the right time. I didn't see that goal coming."

GOAL

Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd - Marouane Fellaini

Ashley Young
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How big could that be for Manchester United?

Ashley Young has been a danger all afternoon and his deep cross sails over a flapping Julian Speroni and is headed home by Marouane Fellaini.

A seventh United goal for the big man and they have all come this season. Looks like Radamel Falcao's little shove in the build up played a part.

Champions League football suddenly looks a lot closer for United.

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Crystal Palace 1-1 Man Utd

Soph in Kent: Palace owe us Liverpool fans an apology for last season. We'll accept it in the form of an Eagles home win. Pretty please?

Adam in London: This just proves how reliant United are on Carrick and that LVG isn't as great as people were saying a few weeks ago.

Matt Nott in the West Midlands: No excuse for United to be struggling with this squad. Along with Spurs, both teams have arguably better teams than Arsenal and Liverpool.

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Paul Moore: For the money United have spent they should be in the top 2. Not struggling to stay in the top 4! Poor season.

Peter Collins: What a save from de Gea. Stunning strength in his hands!

IAMStan: Big Dave yet again. We can't let him go.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Man Utd

Palace hit back and Damien Delaney volleys horribly wide from the edge of the penalty area. This game has got a winner.

Juan Mata almost gets it for United but volleys over from Ashley Young's cross.

CLOSE!

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Ander Herrera
Reuters

Ashley Young leaves Joel Ward standing on the left but his low shot is deflected off Scott Dann and bounces inches wide of the far post. A rare Manchester United chance.