The first half saw Palace grab the lead as from the 11th minute when Benteke played Townsend in and the latter saw his effort deflected past De Gea. United were under pressure as their only means of attacks came thru counters, despite having more possession.
United were in more serious trouble three minutes in the second half as Van Aanholt scored for the hosts again. United’s response came on the 55th minute after Smalling headed in valencia’s cross. United piled the pressure and the equalizer eventually came o the 76th minute via Lukaku. While the game looked to be ending on a draw up popped Matic with a spectacular effort that even sent himself in ecstasy and send the Red Devils back to second spot in the table.