Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes’ goal was his fourth in the Premier League this season

Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise scored a stunning last-minute free-kick to deny Manchester United a victory that would have taken them second in the Premier League.

United were on course for their 10th successive victory after Bruno Fernandes scored just before half-time when he finished well following Christian Eriksen’s pull-back.

But Olise struck in dramatic style with a brilliant curling free-kick to ensure a point apiece.

The draw does take United above Newcastle into third but keeps them behind rivals Manchester City, who play at home to Tottenham on Thursday.

Palace again show fighting spirit

For Palace it ends a run of three successive defeats in all competitions and Patrick Vieira’s side will feel they got a deserved point.

United goalkeeper David de Gea had produced a wonderful save to tip Odsonne Edouard’s powerful strike on to the crossbar when it was goalless, two minutes before Fernandes struck.

De Gea also made another fine stop in the 75th minute, punching away Marc Guehi’s header.

But the Spaniard was finally beaten in injury time with Olise’s brilliant 25-yard free-kick going in off the underside of the crossbar as Palace again showed their fighting spirit.

The Eagles have now secured 13 points from losing positions in the Premier League this season, only Tottenham Hotspur with 14 have recovered more.

Erik ten Hag handed a Manchester United debut to Dutch striker Wout Weghorst following his loan move from Burnley earlier this month, but the closest he came to scoring was when he looped a header on to the roof of the net.

United, who have not won the Premier League since 2012-13, are now eight points behind leaders Arsenal, with the Gunners having a game in hand, and the two teams meet at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

However, United will be without key defensive midfielder Casemiro as he will be serving a one-game suspension after picking up his fifth booking of the league season following a late challenge on Wilfried Zaha in the 80th minute.

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Crystal Palace

  1. Squad number13Player nameGuaita

  2. Squad number17Player nameClyne

  3. Squad number26Player nameRichards

  4. Squad number6Player nameGuéhi

  5. Squad number3Player nameMitchell

  6. Squad number28Player nameDoucouré

  7. Squad number19Player nameHughes

  8. Squad number7Player nameOlise

  9. Squad number22Player nameÉdouard

  10. Squad number11Player nameZaha

  11. Squad number14Player nameMateta

  1. Squad number4Player nameMilivojevic

  2. Squad number9Player nameJ Ayew

  3. Squad number10Player nameEze

  4. Squad number15Player nameSchlupp

Manchester United

  1. Squad number17Player nameFred
  2. Squad number39Player nameMcTominay
  3. Squad number49Player nameGarnacho


Crystal Palace

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Guaita
  • 17Clyne
  • 26Richards
  • 6Guéhi
  • 3Mitchell
  • 28DoucouréSubstituted forSchluppat 71′minutes
  • 19HughesBooked at 77minsSubstituted forMilivojevicat 84′minutes
  • 7Olise
  • 22ÉdouardSubstituted forJ Ayewat 71′minutes
  • 11Zaha
  • 14MatetaSubstituted forEzeat 56′minutes


  • 2Ward
  • 4Milivojevic
  • 5Tomkins
  • 9J Ayew
  • 10Eze
  • 15Schlupp
  • 21Johnstone
  • 44Riedewald
  • 77Ozoh

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 19Varane
  • 6Li MartínezBooked at 47mins
  • 23Shaw
  • 18CasemiroBooked at 80mins
  • 14EriksenSubstituted forFredat 83′minutes
  • 21AntonySubstituted forGarnachoat 70′minutes
  • 8Bruno Fernandes
  • 10Rashford
  • 27WeghorstSubstituted forMcTominayat 69′minutes


  • 2Lindelöf
  • 5Maguire
  • 12Malacia
  • 17Fred
  • 22Heaton
  • 28Pellistri
  • 36Elanga
  • 39McTominay
  • 49Garnacho

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