Fellaini double helps Man United crush Palace 4-0

Hope Soto
October 1, 2017

Manchester United go into the worldwide break level on top of the Premier League thanks to six wins and one draw so far in season 2017/2018.

There was little sign of early sluggishness, though, as they scored in the third minute from their first attack thanks to two players left out of the starting line-up on Wednesday.

Mark Lawrenson will join us between 2 and 3 to preview the weekend's action and look back on a good week for the Premier League clubs in the Champions League.

Without hitting top gear, United doubled their advantage in the 35th after the industrious Ashley Young delivered a flawless cross from the left for Fellaini to sweep home at the far post.

United began to get complacent again though and Mourinho brought on Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial in an attempt to reinvigorate his cruising side.

Man Utd: De Gea 6, Valencia 6, Jones 6, Smalling 6, Young 8, Matic 6, Fellaini 8, Mata 7, Mkhitaryan 6, Rashford 8, Lukaku 7.

The result left Palace rooted to the bottom of the table after a record seventh successive defeat without a goal to start the season.

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Lukaku nearly netted his 11th goal of the season but he dragged his shot wide from 15 yards; however, the big striker was not to be denied moments later as substitute Anthony Martial played his impactful part once again, pulling the ball back for Lukaku to equal Cole's mark.

Subs not used: Romero, Bailly, Blind, Darmian.

Crystal Palace: Hennessy; Ward, Dann, Sakho, van Aanholt; Milivojevic, Cabaye; Townsend, Sako, Schlupp; Ladapo.

Subs not used: Speroni, Kelly, Mutch, Lee.

That's another goal for the Belgian who has impressed since stepping in for the injured Paul Pogba. Conor Wickham and Wilfried Zaha will also miss out for Hodgson's side due to respective injuries. They're undefeated this season and have out-scored nearly everyone in the league, scoring at a rate of nearly three goals per match and five more goals than the next-closest team in the charts.

They haven't lost any of this season's games, including the Champions League and the Carabao Cup matches. Let's hope it stays that way!

The Manchester United boss has insisted that he's always been behind his Belgian global midfielder. The former England manager will be praying for a miracle on Saturday afternoon, but is likely to see his side battered by a rampant and in form United team. It's set to be a cracker!

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