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Summary

  1. United have won five in a row in all competitions
  2. Red Devils arrived back from Moscow at 4am on Thursday
  3. Palace without a point - or a goal - after six PL games
  4. Benteke out for six weeks, Sako starts as makeshift striker

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By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Match report

Man Utd 4-0 Crystal Palace

Marouane Fellaini
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Manchester United put in a dominant performance to beat a terrible Crystal Palace, who have lost all seven Premier League games this season without scoring.

Unbeaten United led within three minutes when Marcus Rashford's excellent work on the left wing ended with a cut-back to Juan Mata, who steered home from 10 yards out.

Their second came when Ashley Young crossed for Marouane Fellaini to volley home from two yards out at the back post.

Fellaini scored his second goal with a close-range header from Rashford's free-kick early in the second half.

Romelu Lukaku scored a late fourth - his 11th goal in 10 United games - by converting Anthony Martial's cross from close range.

The result takes United top for a couple of hours at least, with Manchester City visiting Chelsea at 17:30 BST. Palace remain bottom.

I'm going to leave you now with a match report. Check out all the reaction to this and the rest of the 15:00 BST kick-offs over here.

Read the match report here.

Palace fans have a sense of humour

Man Utd 4-0 Crystal Palace

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

In the kind of dire straits Crystal Palace fans find themselves in, you need a sense of humour.

As the game headed into injury time, with still no points or goals to celebrate, the visitors came up with this.

"You only scored four, you only scored four. How rubbish must you be, you only scored four."

Palace lost 5-0 at Manchester City last weekend.

FULL-TIME

Man Utd 4-0 Crystal Palace

It's all over. It was so, so easy for United. Palace offered very little.

INJURY TIME

Man Utd 4-0 Crystal Palace

Three minutes added on.

Man Utd 4-0 Crystal Palace

Free-kick to United but Wayne Hennessey is able to hold onto it. Looks around to play a quick pass out, but of course he has no options.

GOAL - Man Utd 4-0 Crystal Palace

Romelu Lukaku

He's got his goal. Romelu Lukaku flicks a header onto Ander Herrera, who plays in Anthony Martial down the left. Martial squares it and Lukaku is there to smash in his 11th goal in 10 appearances for United.

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Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Marouane Fellaini is down - presumably with cramp. A bit of help from a team-mate and he continues.

United are going to fall short of City's 5-0 win against the same opposition a week ago.

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Almost 4-0 again (again). Ander Herrera slides a pass through to fellow substitute Anthony Martial but keeper Wayne Hennessey makes himself big to keep the ball out with his chest.

The ball almost breaks for Marouane Fellaini for his hat-trick chance, but Palace clear.

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Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

A stat Palace fans won't want to read.

Eight of Manchester United’s 17 Premier League goals before today have arrived in the final 10 minutes of matches (47.1%) – as it stands, this is the highest proportion by any team in any single Premier League season.

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Andros Townsend whips in a free-kick which goes past everyone and narrowly wide. Palace fans would probably celebrate a goal like a winner now.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

The final change of the game. Juan Mata, who marked his 200th Premier League appearance with the first goal, comes off to a great ovation. Fellow Spaniard Ander Herrera replaces him.

There was a time

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

It was hard not to feel sorry for Roy Hodgson as he stood next to Jesse Lingard as the Manchester United man was waiting to come on.

Hodgson was the first man to call Lingard into an England squad, for the game against France in November 2015.

Since then, Lingard has scored the winner in an FA Cup final and also been involved in EFL Cup and Europa League-winning squads.

Hodgson resigned as England boss in the wake of the Euro 2016 debacle and must now somehow steer Palace's wreckage of a season to safety.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace bring on 24-year-old striker Freddie Ladapo - their only fit centre-forward - for his debut. The former non-league striker replaces Bakary Sako.

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Romelu Lukaku pulls the ball back to Jesse Lingard, who fires over from 20 yards.

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SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Marcus Rashford took Anthony Martial's place in the team today. After two assists, it's job done and Martial comes on to replace him.

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Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

You would bet a lot of money on Romelu Lukaku making it 4-0 here. He gets the ball 16 yards out, sends keeper Wayne Hennessey the wrong way but rolls his effort just wide. Is he going to fail to score for only the second time this season?

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Patrick van Aanholt does well to keep the ball in down the left, and crosses - but nobody is in the centre.

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SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Palace make a double change - defender Jairo Riedewald replaces captain Jason Puncheon. Shutting up shop (or at least trying to)? James McArthur is on for Jeffrey Schlupp.

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Yohan Cabaye shoots high and wide from 25 yards out for Crystal Palace. They are 22 minutes away from a seventh Premier League game without scoring.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Marcus Rashford is fine to continue after some treatment.

United make a change now as Jesse Lingard replaes Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Oh oh. Marcus Rashford is down injured. He seems to have hurt his groin following a tackle by Mamadou Sakho.

The fans whistle as they want Palace to kick the ball out of play. But they don't.

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Bakary Sako - is it a shot? Is it a cross? It's miles wide whatever it was.

Chris Waddle on 5 live says "the game has fizzled out". He's expecting to see some United changes soon.

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Matt Kowech on Twitter: Didn't think I'd ever see this but it's happening - Fellaini on a hat trick. Villain to hero.

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Bakary Sako has the ball for about 20 seconds on the left wing just waiting for a team-mate to get himself in a good position. He waits and waits and waits. Eventually he just plays it short to Andros Townsend.

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For years it was Rooney. Now it's Pogba. Utd always seem to have a marquee player who unbalances the side and creates more problems than they solve. Utd look much better in the games since Pogba's been out.

Marlo, London

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Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

Marouane Fellaini's first two-goal performance for Manchester United has been well received at Old Trafford - particularly by the club's programme editor.

Normally features with players are the trigger for them to be dropped.

Not today.

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Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

United work a short corner to Ashley Young, but his low shot from the corner of the box is held by Wayne Hennessey.

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Bakary Sako crosses to Jeffrey Schlupp, whose poor header doesn't even go out of play. Palace keep it in but Patrick van Aanholt and Yohan Cabaye have a mix-up and it's out for a goal-kick.

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Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

A worrying thing for Palace is that Romelu Lukaku has scored in all but one of United's games this season - and he hasn't scored yet today. He gets the ball in the box but tries to take a touch instead of shooting first time and the visitors clear.

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Is there anything Marouane Fellaini can't do? (Don't tweet me to tell me all the things he can't do). This is good though, he runs back about 60 yards to track Jeffrey Schlupp's run and eventually gets the ball off the Palace man.

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Marouane Fellaini is chasing a hat-trick now. He has almost 40 minutes left to achieve it.

PENALTY APPEAL

Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Palace could actually have had a penalty as Chris Smalling pulls back Bakary Sako in the penalty area.

GOAL - Man Utd 3-0 Crystal Palace

Marouane Fellaini

Oh Crystal Palace, you are just awful.

Marcus Rashford takes a free-kick from the left wing, which Marouane Fellaini - unmarked about four yards out - heads home.

This could end up with any score. Well any score that involves United winning comfortably.

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Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Romelu Lukaku finds Henrikh Mkhitaryan down the right and his cross goes past about three players before ending up at Marcus Rashford. The youngster shoots but Joel Ward throws himself at the ball to stop an effort which could well have been going in.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Marcus Rashford burns Joel Ward again for pace and skill, his cross finds Romelu Lukaku but Palace just about get it out for a corner.

KICK-OFF

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Second half is under way. Will Palace improve? Will United score a few more goals?

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Manchester United have never lost a Premier League game against Crystal Palace in 16 previous meetings (W13 D3 L0). I don't think that run is going to end here.

They have won 10 consecutive home top-flight matches against Palace, conceding just two goals in that time – both in the same game, a 5-2 win in December 2004.

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

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Freddie who?

Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Palace have one striker on the bench - 24-year-old Freddie Ladapo, who has yet to make his debut for the club. His last match was for Shrewsbury against Walsall in April.

Most of his career goals have come for Grays Athletic and Margate.