EPL: Manchester United extends home streak with 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace

Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

United progressed to the final of the League Cup in midweek after comfortably defeating Nottingham Forest across two legs in the semi-final of that competition, but Erik ten Hag’s attention turned back to the league campaign this weekend.

The Reds lost 3-2 against Arsenal last time out in the Premier League and they were able to return to winning ways against Palace thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, which was enough to ensure the three points.

Casemiro was sent off in the 70th minute and Palace made it 2-1 shortly after the player was red-carded, The Brazilian was dismissed on 70 minutes following a VAR check on a brawl between both sets of players sparked by Jeffrey Schlupp’s carry-through on Antony. The coming together prompted anger among the United players and amid the fracas, Casemiro grabbed Will Hughes by the throat with both hands.

but United defended bravely in the closing stages, inspired by excellent performances from Lisandro Martinez and Fred.

United have now won 13 consecutive home games at Old Trafford.

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