In what appears to be an ongoing trend, Manchester United have once again recorded a 4-0 victory in the Premier League, defeating visitors Crystal Palace with authority when the two sides met on Saturday at Old Trafford.
Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini became Manchester United’s unlikely star, after the imposing footballer found the net twice during the weekend. Fellow Reds Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku also got themselves on the scoresheet.
Impressively, this is now the fourth time Manchester United have won 4-0 in the Premier League. Furthermore, the Reds are currently undefeated in the competition, winning 6 of their last seven games and drawing one.
The Old Trafford outfit got to a swift start at home after midfield marauder Mata steers the ball right on after an incisive run and pass from teammate Marcus Rashford. The Spaniard made no mistakes from 10-yards to coolly slot the ball home.
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The action would die down a bit after the first goal. However, half-an-hour later, United got themselves another goal, this time through Fellaini. The industrious midfielder quickly pounced on an inch-perfect cross from winger Ashley Young. Fellaini would then prod the ball towards the back of the net with his right foot.
Come the second half, Fellaini once again found himself scoring a goal. This time, it was his aerial threat that would come into the fray. The former Everton man headed the ball home after a free-kick from Rashford.
Despite the drop in action during the rest of the game, Crystal Palace barely got themselves a clear chance at goal. As punishment, United found themselves an opportunity to get the icing on the cake and it was new signing Romelu Lukaku who grabbed the chance head on, scoring from point blank range at the 86th minute.
19 – Romelu Lukaku has scored 19 goals in his last 21 PL apps – in comparison, Palace have scored 18 in their last 21 PL games. Remarkable. pic.twitter.com/fgKh0pPbL1
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The win brings United to the top of the table with 19 points won after 7 games, three points clear of rivals Manchester City in second place. The Citizens, however, have a game in hand.
Can United finally end their post-Alex Ferguson hoodoo and win the title this time round? Only time can tell.