Premier League: Crystal Palace clutches a draw versus Manchester United

LONDON. Crystal Palace was able to capture a late draw against Manchester United with a late goal from M. Olise.

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LONDON. Crystal Palace succeeded in capture a draw against Manchester United with a late goal from M. Olise scored in the (90′) after Manchester United got a lead with a goal from B. Fernandes (44′). Manchester United couldn’t win even though he was superior in terms of holding the ball possession (60%)

The match was played at the Selhurst Park stadium in London on Wednesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Robert Jones with the assistance of Adam Nunn and Nicholas Hopton. The 4th official was Stuart Attwell. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 1.2 degrees Celsius or 34.14 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 89%.​

Match Statistics

Manchester United was in firm control of the ball 60% while Crystal Palace was struggling with a 40% ball possession.

Manchester United was more aggressive with 64 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 4 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Manchester United to win the encounter​.

Crystal Palace shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Manchester United shot 15 times, 4 on target, 11 off target.


Crystal Palace received 1 yellow card (W. Hughes). Talking about the opposition, Manchester United received 2 yellow cards (Lisandro Martínez  and Casemiro).

After playing this contest, Crystal Palace will have 22 points to stay in the 12th place. On the opposite side, Manchester United will have 38 points like Newcastle United to stay in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 44'

    Bruno Fernandes

  • 47'

    Lisandro Martínez 

  • 56'

    E. Eze

    J. Mateta

  • 69'

    Scott McTominay

    Alejandro Garnacho

  • 70'

    Alejandro Garnacho

    Wout Weghorst

  • 71'

    Jordan Ayew

    Odsonne Edouard

  • 71'

    Jeffrey Schlupp

    C. Doucouré

  • 77'

    W. Hughes

  • 80'


  • 83'


    Christian Eriksen

  • 84'

    Luka Milivojevic

    W. Hughes

  • 90'

    M. Olise

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Crystal Palace will host Newcastle United on the 21st of January with a 9-4 head to head statistic in favor of Newcastle United (6 draws).

Manchester United will play away against Arsenal on the 22nd of January with a 20-11 head to head in favor of Manchester United (10 draws).

Crystal Palace: Formation and Lineups

Crystal Palace adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Patrick Vieira chose to play with the following team: Vicente Guaita (6.8), Nathaniel Clyne (6.7), Chris Richards (7.2), Marc Guéhi (7.4), Tyrick Mitchell (7.0), Cheick Doucouré (6.8), Will Hughes (7.4), Michael Olise (6.1), Odsonne Édouard (6.5), Wilfried Zaha (6.6) and Jean-Philippe Mateta (6.4).


Crystal Palace made 4 changes: J. Mateta for E. Eze (56′), Odsonne Edouard for Jordan Ayew (71′), C. Doucouré for Jeffrey Schlupp (71′) and W. Hughes for Luka Milivojevic (84′).

Top player: Marc Guéhi

The player who no doubt impressed Crystal Palace the most was Marc Guéhi.

His rating is (7.4) with 45 passes (91% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 3.

Manchester United: Formation and Lineups

Also Manchester United adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Regarding the opposition, Erik ten Hag played with: David De Gea (7.4), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (6.8), Raphaël Varane (7.2), Lisandro Martínez (7.8), Luke Shaw (7.5), Casemiro (7.5), Christian Eriksen (7.3), Antony (6.8), Bruno Fernandes (8.6), Marcus Rashford (6.2) and Wout Weghorst (7.0).


Manchester United made 3 changes: Alejandro Garnacho for Scott McTominay (69′), Wout Weghorst for Alejandro Garnacho (70′) and Christian Eriksen for Fred (83′).

Top player: Bruno Fernandes

Probably the most impressive player in Manchester United was Bruno Fernandes.

His rating is (8.6) with 1 goal, 70 passes (74% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 13. He performed 2 crosses.

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