Manchester United’s Premier League Woes Continue as Crystal Palace Secure 1-0 Victory
Manchester United’s struggles in the Premier League persist as they suffered their fourth defeat in the opening seven games, a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
Erik ten Hag’s team had displayed signs of resurgence with victories over Burnley and Palace in the Carabao Cup. However, the gloomy skies returned over the United boss as Joachim Andersen’s first-half strike dimmed their prospects on Saturday.
Manchester United’s response in attack was lackluster, failing to significantly test Palace goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, much to the dismay of the home crowd.
This result sees Crystal Palace climb higher in the Premier League standings than United, who have only amassed nine points from their initial seven matches. Furthermore, Roy Hodgson, the Palace manager, has achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first manager to remain unbeaten in five consecutive away Premier League games at Old Trafford.
Crystal Palace issued an early warning to United when Marc Guehi narrowly missed the target with a header from Andersen’s delivery.
Moments later, Rasmus Hojlund found himself through on goal straight from the goal-kick, attempting to prod the ball past Palace goalkeeper Johnstone. However, Tyrick Mitchell was alert and managed to clear the danger off the line.
Palace’s relentless pursuit of opportunities from set pieces bore fruit, as Andersen, the Danish defender, showcased his skill with a splendid strike to secure the victory.