Crystal Palace 0-2 Man United: Rashford, Martial shine again as Red Devils win 2-0

Crystal Palace 0-2 Man United: Rashford, Martial shine again as Red Devils win 2-0

- United triumphed against Crystal Palace to keep up pace with Leicester City and Chelsea

- Goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were enough to see off The Eagles

- With two rounds of matches to go, the race for Champions League football looks like it will go down to the wire

- The win takes United to 62 points, level with Leicester who beat Sheffield United earlier

Manchester United kept up with the likes of Leicester City and Chelsea in the scintillating race for Champions League football after a hard fought win over Crystal Palace.

Goals in either half from United’s main men this season Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were enough to see off The Eagles, who might feel some key decisions went against them in the game.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Man United: Rashford , Martial shine again as Red Devils intensify top four race
Rashford scored his 22nd goal of the season in sublime fashion on Thursday, July 16. Photo: Getty Images.
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Roy Hodgson’s boys came into the game with sheer determination with some chances early on courtesy of their danger man Wilfried Zaha.

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The Ivory Coast international was typically menacing going forward and threatened United’s defense early on with his pace and dribbling.

Both sides cancelled each other out until late in the first half when Zaha went down in the box after contact with defender Victor Lindelof referee Graham Scott waved play on.

United seemed to struggle to dominate the game as a result of Palace’s high pressing but they were typically dangerous with their swift attacks and the home side were made to pay at the stroke of half time courtesy of Rashford.

The England forward combined beautifully with January signing Bruno Fernandes, who fed him a devastating ball into the box for the forward to classically slot home.

Palace could have gone level in the first half had a free-kick by Luka Milivojević not been dealt with brilliantly by David de Gea.

Palace thought they had equalized early in the second half after the electric Zaha whipped a low cross across the face of goal to be met by Jordan Ayew at the far post for a goal which was eventually ruled out by the Video Assisted Referee for offside.

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The next goal in the game was going to be the one which decided the outcome of the match and it came for the visitors through Anthony Martial who, once again, benefited from a brilliant passage of play involving Bruno Fernandes and Rashford.

The Frenchman latched at a through ball from Rashford to slot home his 22nd goal of the season, although it came at a cost as he swept Palace defender Patrick Van Aanholt en route to scoring.

Earlier, had reported how Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo and France international Paul Pogba were spotted dancing to Wizkid's song named Soco to celebrate their Premier League superb win over Bournemouth.

Manchester United were so superb in their encounter against visiting Bournemouth at Old Trafford scoring five goals to keep their hopes of qualifying for Champions League alive.

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