The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Wednesday, December 14 2016
Kickoff Time - 2000 Hrs GMT
Venue - Selhurst Park, London
League standings and form guide
6. Manchester United : WDDDW
15. Crystal Palace : LLLWD
Manchester United 2 : 0 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 0 : 0 Manchester United
Crystal Palace 1 : 2 Manchester United
Manchester United 1 : 0 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 0 : 2 Manchester United
Manchester United wins - 31
Crystal Palace wins - 7
Draws - 10
Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan ruled out. Antonio Valencia suspended. Luke Shaw doubtful.
Jonathan Benteke, Pape Souaré, Connor Wickham, Loïc Remy and Steve Mandanda ruled out. Jason Puncheon suspended. James Tomkins doubtful.
Know the opposition
Crystal Palace Football Club, nicknamed CPFC, The Glaziers and The Eagles, are a professional football club based in South Norwood, London; and were founded in 1905 at the site of the famous Crystal Palace Exhibition building by the owners of the FA Cup Final stadium, who wanted their own team to play at the historic venue. When Crystal Palace were founded, they turned to one of the biggest clubs in the country at the time, Aston Villa, to seek advice. Villa helped the club in a number of ways, not least by donating their kit. As a result, Palace's colors were originally claret and blue shirts paired with white shorts, socks tending to be claret. They kept to this formula fairly consistently until 1938.
The club initially played their home games at the FA Cup Final stadium which was situated inside the grounds of The Crystal Palace, but the First World War saw them forced to move out, and they enjoyed a number of seasons at both the Herne Hill Velodrome and The Nest. Although Crystal Palace have never won a major trophy, they have played in the First Division for the majority of their existence, finishing 3rd once, and losing the 1990 FA Cup Final to Manchester United. Crystal Palace play their homes games at Selhurst Park, and share sporting rivalries with South London neighbors Milwall, former tenants Charlton, and Brighton & Hove Albion.