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By Neil Johnston

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FULL-TIME - Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd

Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd

A game full of controversy ends in a Manchester United win. Back-to-back Premier League wins for United in the Premier League for the first time since August.

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Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker at Selhurst Park, BBC Radio 5 live

Pogba does brilliantly. It was a great turn and he ran straight at the back four.

Ibrahimovic still had awful lot to do, it was a wonderful finish.

It was a fantastic bit of play from Pogba and a great finish from Ibrahimovic.

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Richard: What a goal. That finish, on his weak foot, from that angle, was pure Zlatan.

James Purkis: Zlatan: Too old. Too slow. Never performs versus English teams, etc, etc.

Harry Crowe: Alan Pardew must be livid. Shocking defending from Palace 

GOAL - Crystal Palace 1-2 Man Utd

Frustrating night? Forget it. United surely have the points in the bag as Zlatan Ibrahimovic shows amazing composure to score from an angle. Jose Mourinho is out of his seat and celebrating.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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How did Rooney fare?

Crystal Palace 1-1 Man Utd

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker at Selhurst Park, BBC Radio 5 live

I don't think the position Rooney was playing was his position. 

He is not a wide player, he needs to play off Ibrahimovic. 

But, having said that, I thought he was quite prominent in the last 15 or 20 minutes and I am little surprised he was chosen to come off.  

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Crystal Palace 1-1 Man Utd

No record-equalling goal for Wayne Rooney. He is replaced by Marcus Rashford. 

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Palace vs United - Has there ever been a match that shows more clearly how clearly the Prem needs video replay? Every major decision so far wrong!

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Tough night for referee Pawson

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Selhurst Park

Referee Craig Pawson has managed to anger the players and fans of both Crystal Palace and Manchester United with his decisions.

We've now reached the point where almost every decision is being contested. It's not been a happy night for the official.

United's frustration is growing because they were in comfortable control until James McArthur's equaliser.

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Crystal Palace 1-1 Man Utd

Jesse Lingard gets a shot away inside the Palace area but Wayne Hennessey is equal to it. It looks like another frustrating night for United.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Man Utd

Around 15 minutes remaining. Palace are right back in this but Jose Mourinho will be furious with the decisions which have gone against his team.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Man Utd

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker at Selhurst Park, BBC Radio 5 live

That is a stone wall penalty.

It was hand ball 100%.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Man Utd

Huge controversy. Joe Ledley clearly handles inside the Palace area but, despite United's complaints, Craig Pawson does not award a penalty.

Moments later Juan Mata has the ball in the Palace net but it is ruled out for offside. Replays suggest it was a goal.

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Crystal Palace 1-1 Man Utd

This game has come alive. Wayne Rooney almost restores United's lead with a stinging shot which Wayne Hennessey does well to keep out.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Man Utd

Conor McNamara

BBC MOTD commentator

That would not have looked out of place in a Barcelona goal and you don't say that about Damien Delaney very often.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Man Utd

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker at Selhurst Park, BBC Radio 5 live

That was mesmeric. It was a fantastic goal. 

I imagine that will be up there with goal of the season.

That has changed the atmosphere.

GOAL - Crystal Palace 1-1 Man Utd

James McArthur

Astonishing. Palace have posed little threat to David de Gea's goal but they are back on level terms after James McArthur's composed finish following a brilliant piece of skill by Damien Delaney. Selhurst Park has found its voice.

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'Fantastic save'

Crystal Palace 0-1 Man Utd

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker at Selhurst Park, BBC Radio 5 live

That is the difference a really good keeper can make to a side. It was a really fantastic save from David de Gea.

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That's more like it!

Crystal Palace earn their first corner of the match as David de Gea is forced into a wonderful finger-tip save by James McArthur's stinging shot.

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Nez in Kent: Pogba can't be offside as the ball came off a Palace player from Ibras handball. 

Mike Brown in Darlington: Handball? Inconclusive. Off-side? It came off the Palace player. 

Anonymous: Rojo challenge not even a yellow ...no contact and at the time Zaha jumped/dived his feet were on the ground....man up

Crystal Palace 0-1 Man Utd

A free-kick by Zlatan Ibrahimovic about 30 yards out. Here he comes...it ends up closer to the corner flag than the net. This is a shocker of a game.

Subdued at Selhurst

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Selhurst Park

Selhurst Park is normally a bear pit but - baiting of referee Craig Pawson aside - it has been very low-key here.

In defence of what are normally very fervent fans, Palace's approach has been so passive that they have given their supporters nothing to get behind.

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Ben, London: Rojo should have seen red! Terrible refereeing once again, blatant two footed tackle! Does Mourinho not warn his players against stupidity? 

Degan, a disillusioned football fan: I hate diving and all the nonsense which goes on in modern football, but if the refs can't even see a blatant two-footed lunge then what's their purpose!?

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Man Utd

Bad news for United as Eric Bailly is unable to continue. He has been in the wars tonight and he takes an age to hobble off the pitch to be replaced by Matteo Darmian.

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Man Utd

United are still very comfortable in possession. Apart from Joe Ledley's earlier effort, Palace have offered little to nothing.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Man Utd

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker at Selhurst Park, BBC Radio 5 live

You can look at this game in two ways. 

One is that Palace have got what they deserve having not threatened or you could say that they have defended well.

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Man Utd

A first touch by Joe Ledley almost results in an equaliser. The Wales midfielder lets fly from outside the area - and it's only just wide. That's woken the Palace fans up!

KICK-OFF

Crystal Palace 0-1 Man Utd

Alan Pardew responds to Palace's poor first half by sending on Joe Ledley for Mathieu Flamini at the start of the second half. Palace need to respond. They have been poor so far.

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Manchester United have really dominated the first-half possession against Palace, who failed to register a shot on target.

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Man Utd

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker at Selhurst Park, BBC Radio 5 live

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was not marked and that is why Palace have been punished.

There was an element of offside but Palace will be disappointed.

United fortunate to be ahead?

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Rob Jones: Ibra punches it to and offside Pogba and the goal stands the refs shocking!!

Luke: United the most lucky team in PL history. Anyone who believes JM's outlandish claims are as pathetic as him!

Matt Collingwood: United very lucky to go in a goal up at the break. Even luckier to finish the half with 11 men!

Manchester United enjoying good fortune

Phil McNulty

BBC Sport chief football writer at Selhurst Park

A dull first 45 minutes ends in acrimony with Crystal Palace furious after appeals for handball and offside were ignored as Zlatan Ibrahimovic appeared to handle a pass into Paul Pogba's path for his goal.

And what about Marcos Rojo? Will he ever learn? So fortunate to escape a red card for a two-footed lunge on Idrissa Gueye at Everton - he does exactly the same thing on Wilfried Zaha and is lucky to just get a yellow card.

'Strange game'

Crystal Palace 0-1 Man Utd

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker at Selhurst Park, BBC Radio 5 live

It has been a strange game, without any real tempo or gusto. 

Palace have just looked to hit United on the break. There hasn't been any real blood and thunder.

HALF-TIME - Crystal Palace 0-1 Man Utd

Three shots on target. One goal. Palace have shown little imagination.

GOAL - Crystal Palace 0-1 Man Utd

Paul Pogba

A scrappy goal gives United the lead in the scrappiest of games. Paul Pogba is in the right place to stroke the ball home from close range after Palace failed to deal with a free-kick. The home side claim Zlatan Ibrahimovic handled the ball in the build-up but United have the lead.

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Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Did Man Utd's Rojo deserve a red card for his tackle on Wilfried Zaha?

Peter Collins: Rojo should seen red there. Awful tackle. Again. Not learning.

Richard: Rojo two footed again. When are refs going to grow a pair and send him off for it?

Stephen James: Rojo should've been sent off there. Another two-footed tackle which Zaha did well to ride.Shocking challenge!

Jay: Rojo you lucky boy!! He needs to stop doing 2 footed tackles. Got away with that one.

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Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

United have finally woken up. Paul Pogba's volley, after a wonderful ball by Michael Carrick, forces another save from Wayne Hennessey.

YELLOW CARD

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

First booking of the game and it's fully deserved. Marcos Rojo is cautioned after taking out Wilfried Zaha in full flight. That was poor by the United man.

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'Fantastic movement'

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker at Selhurst Park, BBC Radio 5 live

That is why you want Rooney in central areas. 

It was fantastic movement in behind and he was unlucky with the shot.

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Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

It's taken 37 painful minutes but we have our first serious chance on goal.

A lovely chip by Paul Pogba finds Wayne Rooney, deep inside the Palace penalty area, who forces a fine save from Wayne Hennessey.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man Utd

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker at Selhurst Park, BBC Radio 5 live

Manchester United have some good players but there is a fragmented look about them.

They have too many people that are not quite playing in the right position.

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