GOAL! Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace (RASHFORD 63)

February 4, 2023

Premier League: Bruno Fernandes scores from the spot following the award of a penalty to his side for a Will Hughes handball in the Palace penalty area.

Man United in the ascendancy – but the game not won yet

So Manchester United return to the dressing room in front thanks to that sixth-minute Bruno Fernandes penalty, awarded with the help of VAR after a handball by Will Hughes from a Marcus Rashford cross.

They have seen opportunities to extend that lead, through Rashford, Weghorst and Fred, but aren’t secure quite yet.

Palace, indeed, ended the opening half the stronger. United in control but the game far from won yet.

HALF-TIME: Man United 1-0 Crystal Palace

Palace piece together a neat counter as we enter stoppage time but the cross ends up in the gloves of David de Gea.

Then it’s United’s turn to break as Casemiro picks out Antony and the Brazilian is fouled, leading to a booking for Mitchell

Fernandes with the free-kick delivery and Palace concede a corner, which they handle. And that is the half-time whistle.