Date: 1st October 2017 at 10:10am
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Ahead of this fixture we inferred that it was one we fully expected Manchester United to win.

Crystal Palace had started the season very poorly, losing all of their first six games and, in the process, failing to score a Premier League goal.

And that is how it turned out with Manchester United romping to a very comfortable 4-0 victory.

Manchester United opened the scoring as early as the 2nd minute when some wonderful work from Marcus Rashford enable Juan Mata to fire the ball home from ten-yards out. It was the perfect start for Manchester United but the worst possible for Crystal Palace.

The game was more-or-less wrapped up in the 35th minute when Manchester United, having survived a spell of pressure from Roy Hodgson`s team doubled their lead.

The goal coming after Ashley Young had provided the perfect cross for Marouane Fellaini to volley home at the far post.

Leading 2-0 at half-time you always thought that Manchester United could add to their goals tally in the second forty-five minutes and that also proved to be the case.

Four minutes after the re-start Fellaini scored his second goal of the afternoon, to make it 3-0, when the Belgian was on hand to head home from a Rashford free-kick.

With Crystal Palace already well beaten, Romelu Lukaku scored a fourth goal, in the 86th minute, when he converted a cross from Anthony Martial.

With Manchester City, in the late afternoon match, beating Chelsea 1-0, Manchester United remain second in the Premier League table, with a goal difference of 19 compared to the 20 of our near-neighbours.