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Manchester United 2:0 Crystal Palace

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    Niall

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    Date - Wednesday, April 20 2016
    Kickoff Time - 2000 Hrs GMT

    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester





    League standings and form guide

    5. Manchester United : LWWLW

    16. Crystal Palace : LDWDD


    Previous Meetings

    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 2 : 0 Crystal Palace


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 30
    Crystal Palace wins - 7
    Draws - 10


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    Team News

    Manchester United

    Bastian Schweinsteiger, Will Keane, Luke Shaw and Adnan Januzaj ruled out. Phil Jones and Ander Herrera doubtful.


    Crystal Palace

    Marouane Chamakh, Brede Hangeland and Kwesi Appiah ruled out. Scott Dann and Dwight Gayle doubtful.


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    Crystal Palace Football Club nicknamed CPFC, 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 Frist 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.


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    Raw

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    Hoping for less of the shite we saw today.

    ------------- De Gea
    TFM - Smalling - Blind - Darmian
    ---- Schneiderlin - Herrera (if fit)
    Lingard ----- Rooney ----- Martial
    ------------- Rashford
     

    Bwuk

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    Would be tempted to bring Memphis in on the right for this.
     

    NJM78

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    I'm guessing Rooney is now a dead cert to start every remaining game. He slows us down so much with his play but Louis has a raging stiffy for him so I guess Lingard drops down, which to be fair is not the worst thing. However I'm dreading Rooney v Everton in cup as he is always garbage against his home club.

    with Wayne forced on us I'd like to see v Palace

    -----------De Gea
    -Valencia Smalling Blind Mensah
    -----Schneiderlin Herrera (if fit)
    ---Mata---Rooney---Martial
    ---------- Rashford

    2-1 but I'm swaying more towards a 1-1 draw.
     

    Van Piorsing

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    Would take 1:0 win after Noodle's definition of 'zombie tempo' type game but with just no injuries before Wembley clash.
     

    Sandikan

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    Start Martial, and rest Rashford.

    For no greater reason than to help my fantasy team and ruck up a colleague in his
     

    Lawman

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    DDG
    Valencia Smalling Blind FM
    Morgan Carrick
    Herrera
    Rooney Martial
    Rashford
     

    charlenefan

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    Should we be resting players in preparation for the Everton game? Not that I have a clue what our best XI is now anyway
     

    Gerald G

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    3 days before our FA cup semi-final.

    De Gea
    TFM--Smalling--Jones--Darmian
    Carrick--Herrera
    Lingard--Mata--Martial
    Rooney

    Rashford could do with a rest but the momentum he has is fantastic. Blind needs to be rested too. Dilemma...

    Try get Martial off around the 60th minute mark.​
     

    drdoityourself

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    Try Depay on the right wing. Martial on the left and Depay on the right with Rashford in the middle is something we have to try out.
     

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    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Blind Timbo
    Morgan Herrera
    Lingard Rooney Martial
    Rashford

    Sub Rashford at 60 for Memphis and put Martial up.​
     

    bosnian_red

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    Similar to today, just palace are slightly less useless so might get something. Hopefully we rotate again with the semi's in mind, or at least give more time to those who need it like Valencia so he's sharp for Everton. Top 4 is basically gone after City won today so it means nothing.

    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Blind CBJ
    Schneiderlin
    Herrera Mata
    Memphis Martial Young
    Bring Rooney, Rashford and TFM on as subs probably.
     

    bosnian_red

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    Same, trouble is Martial's already been rested. Would require us to rest Rashford which I'd be reluctant to do right now!
    With the semi's on the weekend, it could be good to give him a little rest. Also would be a boost to Rashford as he'll know he's being rested for a cup semi final. Win-win.
     

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    Valencia Smalling Blind Rojo
    Herrera Schneiderlin
    Mata Wazza Martial
    Rashford

    Wayne was our best player in the first half before he gassed out in the second half. Martial is better than depay and Mata's position on the right is perfect if Valencia plays. Valencia bombs forward allowing mata to cut in. Fellaini should be no where near - I don't think I've seen him hit a pass further than 10 yards
     

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    I'd like to see Fosu-Mensah in for Rojo but I expect the back 4 to remain the same, just a couple of changes to the team from today.

     

    DenisIrwin

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    Didn't watch the Arsenal v Palace match today but I see Hennessey made 5 saves to hold Arsenal to a 1-1 draw. Looking at our recent matches v Palace it seems we haven't had that many shots on target against them recently. Anyone going to put money on us scoring 2 or more against them at at OT?
     

    LawCharltonBest

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    If we win this, we'll have the best home record in the league after 17 home games:drool:
    It does seem every season since Sir Alex left we have either had a really good home or away record but been really bad in the reverse.

    Wasn't it under Moyes that our away record was impeccable but our home record was atrocious?
     

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    Ummm... what?
    Just what I said... We play on Wednesday, 3 days ahead of our FA Cup match vs. Everton and 4 days ahead of their FA Cup match vs. Watford.

    If we are looking at rotating, would they be looking at needing it as well? If so, could it affect the outcome on Wednesday in our favor since I imagine our squad players are a bit above theirs in quality.
     

    dichinero

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    Rooney is a non starter for me, no point of playing a player that can barely last 45 mins at a decent level anymore. Herrera for Fellaini. Watching Fellaini chasing the likes of Zaha, Gayle and Bolasie will require a Benny Hill sound track to go with it.
     

    DenisIrwin

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    Just what I said... We play on Wednesday, 3 days ahead of our FA Cup match vs. Everton and 4 days ahead of their FA Cup match vs. Watford.

    If we are looking at rotating, would they be looking at needing it as well? If so, could it affect the outcome on Wednesday in our favor since I imagine our squad players are a bit above theirs in quality.
    Ah I see. Sorry. Saturday I think. I guess you have a point.
    Edit: You're right. It is Sunday. Oddschecker have it as a Saturday fixture. They're wrong.
    Edit: I think. I'm confused. Palace's website is selling tickets for a Saturday kick-off. http://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/article/tickets-crystal-palace-v-watford-fa-cup-semi-final-3047718.aspx
     
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    De Gea
    TFM Smalling Rojo Young
    Carrick
    Herrera Fellaini
    Lingard Rooney Martial
    In order to rest Rashford and Blind for Saturday.
     
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Score Predictions

345,22,74
  • Man Utd win
  • Crystal Palace win
  • Draw

Detailed Results

  • 33% Man Utd 1:0 Crystal Palace
  • 24% Man Utd 2:0 Crystal Palace
  • 12% Man Utd 2:1 Crystal Palace
  • 11% Man Utd 1:1 Crystal Palace
  • 6% Man Utd 0:0 Crystal Palace
  • 4% Man Utd 3:0 Crystal Palace
  • 2% Man Utd 3:1 Crystal Palace
  • 2% Man Utd 0:5 Crystal Palace
  • 1% Man Utd 0:1 Crystal Palace
  • 1% Man Utd 4:0 Crystal Palace
  • 1% Man Utd 5:0 Crystal Palace
  • 1% Man Utd 1:2 Crystal Palace
  • 0% Man Utd 1:3 Crystal Palace
  • 0% Man Utd 3:2 Crystal Palace
  • 0% Man Utd 0:2 Crystal Palace
  • 0% Man Utd 4:1 Crystal Palace
  • 0% Man Utd 0:3 Crystal Palace
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Match Stats

  1. Man Utd
  2. Crystal Palace
Possession
66% 34%
Shots
16 5
Shots on Target
10 0
Corners
10 2
Fouls
13 7

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