THE BALL – Bruno Fernandes scores but is not enough to win (England)

In the starting line-up and captain of the team, Bruno Fernandes scored the goal (44′) that opened the scoring on the trip to Selhurst Park, home of Crystal Palace, a delayed game of the 7th round of the Premier League.

It could have been the 10th consecutive victory for the ‘red devils’, but, at 90′ + 1, with Michael Olise, on his left foot, perfectly executing a direct free-kick, with no chance of defense for David de Gea, which that is to say that after nine consecutive victories since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, it was the first time that Manchester United conceded points.

Even so, with the tie (the series of nine consecutive victories equals the last best, by José Mourinho, between December 2016 and January 2017), the team led by Erik Ten Haag surpasses Newcastle and reaches the podium, with 39 points ( one more than the ‘magpies’), as many as Manchester City, albeit on condition, with an exciting Arsenal-Manchester United scheduled for the next round, starting at 4.30 pm on Sunday.

With Wout Weghorst on his debut, and soon in the starting line-up, and without Diogo Dalot, who is out due to injury, Manchester United dominated much of the match and, despite the hosts still having forced De Gea, at 40′, to deflect a powerful shot from Édouard to the crossbar, it was natural that, at 44′, he opened the scoring: Rashford unmarked Christian Eriksen and the Dane assisted Bruno Fernandes, who shot Guaita.

The second half started in an identical tone, but as time went by, Manchester United, with only a goal of advantage, seemed to start looking at the clock too soon, Marc Guéhi, header, following a corner kick, at 76′, he gave the first warning, forcing De Gea to intervene magnificently and in stoppage time came the equalizing goal for Crystal Palace, which breathes with relief and interrupts the sequence of three consecutive defeats.

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