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One of the remaining unbeaten teams in the league, Manchester United, welcomed Crystal Palace in the third match week of the Premier League. They had secured three points on the opening day of the season with a dominant 4-0 win against Chelsea and saved a point when they played Wolves. Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson’s side hadn’t had the best start to the campaign. Picking up only one point against Everton, they were still looking for their first win.

Being the underdog in this matchup, the away side went for a negative state as they defended deep inside their half. But Jordan Ayew’s goal in the 32nd minute gave them an advantage as the first half came to a close. When the game reached the last minutes, Daniel James equalised for Man United. The game’s twist came inside stoppage time when Patrick van Aanholt scored the winning goal for Palace.

This tactical analysis will provide an analysis of the match between Man United vs Crystal Palace. Meanwhile, using statistics, we will point out what went wrong with Man United’s tactics against Crystal Palace’s tactics.

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