Crystal Palace 1-1 Man Utd Michael Olise’s stunning free-kick stops Erik ten Hag’s side from going second

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Match report and highlights as Crystal Palace claim a 1-1 draw with Man Utd thanks to Michael Olise’s brilliant free-kick in stoppage time; Erik ten Hag’s side had led through Bruno Fernandes’ first-half strike; Casemiro booking rules him out of Arsenal fixture

Michael Olise’s sensational stoppage-time free-kick rescued a 1-1 draw for Crystal Palace against Manchester United as Erik ten Hag’s side missed the chance to go second in the Premier League.

United appeared to be heading for a sixth consecutive Premier League win thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ goal before half-time, but Olise salvaged a point in dramatic style, his curling set-piece crashing in off the underside of the bar in the 91st minute.

David de Gea had kept Palace at bay before that, the United goalkeeper making outstanding saves from Odsonne Edouard and Marc Guehi, but he couldn’t do anything about Olise’s stunning effort as United spurned the opportunity to close the gap to Arsenal to six points.

For United, the result was compounded by a booking for Casemiro, his fifth of the season, which means the key midfielder will be suspended for Sunday’s crucial showdown with Arsenal, live on Sky Sports.

The draw keeps United in third, denting their title hopes and leaving them eight points behind Arsenal, but it comes as a major boost to 12th-placed Palace, who had lost five of their previous six games in all
How Palace ended Man Utd’s winning run
A day on from Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the billionaire owner of chemical group INEOS, entering the bidding to buy the club, United hoped to show why they are becoming an increasingly-attractive proposition on the pitch as well as off it.

But they had to work for their chances from the start at Selhurst Park, with Palace defending stubbornly against a side seeking a 10th consecutive win in all competitions.

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