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Preview | May 22

Crystal Palace-Manchester United

Palace host Man United.

Will we see final day fireworks? After a share of the points against Villa in their last Premier League match, Palace hope to improve their form against a Man United squad coming off a 0-4 defeat at the hands of Brighton. Playing United won't provide the Eagles much relief, as they lost 0-1 in their last league fixture. The larger history hasn't been kind to Palace either. They have only mustered two Premier League wins against Man United in their last twenty-five tries.

Palace | DWWDL | 13th | Top Scorer: W. Zaha (13)

Palace are a side feeling up rather than down. They come into this one unbeaten in their previous 4 matches. The Eagles have done well recently despite low scoring totals (4 goals in last 5 matches). One reason may be their control of the ball, maintaining an average of 59.4% possession over those recent matches. Vicente Guaita has been a stone wall. He's recorded 7 saves and allowed 2 goals over their last 5.

Man United | LWDLL | 6th | Top Scorer: Cristiano Ronaldo (18)

Man United come in desperate for points after 3 losses in their last 5. Their issues have not been on the scoring side. Their average xG (expected goals) of 1.4 is 6th highest in the league. Keeper David De Gea has felt the pressure as of late, allowing 12 goals in their last 5. They'll look to Cristiano Ronaldo to lead their attack. He's led them with 110 total shots taken this season (3rd in the EPL).

Palace-Man United Prediction: 0-1

Man United's solid defensive record could prove pivotal on their quest for three points on the road here.

Did you know? The biggest victory for either team in their Premier League history was a 4-0 drubbing Man United handed out in 2017.

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Report | May 22

Crystal Palace

1 - 0

Manchester United

Wilfried Zaha 37

Palace claim all three points.

Wilfried Zaha got the opener for Palace in the 37th minute. This lone goal proved to be the difference, as Palace took all three points from Man United.

The Overview

    • Without seeing a lot of the ball (38% possession), the Eagles managed to muster 6 shots.
    • Despite the loss, United had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 10 shots in the match.
    • The Eagles' accuracy paid off well, 50% of their shots were on target.

The Details

Conor Gallagher was a frequent offender, committing 4 fouls, and he continually probed down the flank, getting 6 crosses into the box. On a positive note, United won the passing game, clocking up 519 completed passes to the Eagles' 325.

It's a 12th place finish for Palace. Meanwhile, Man United finish the season in 6th and qualify for the Europa League.

Top Performers

Wilfried ZahaAlex Telles
Drew 6 fouls (3rd in the Premier League)9 crosses (1st in the game)
1 goal scored1 corner won (1st in the game)

Top Performers

Wilfried ZahaAlex Telles
Drew 6 fouls (3rd in the Premier League)9 crosses (1st in the game)
1 goal scored1 corner won (1st in the game)

That's a wrap for another season of Premier League action until the 2022/23 season kicks off on August 6.

Report | May 7

Brighton & Hove Albion

4 - 0

Manchester United

Moisés Caicedo 15
Cucurella 49
Pascal Groß 57
Leandro Trossard 60

Brighton thrash Man United in style. 

Moisés Caicedo began the scoring for Brighton in the 15th minute. Cucurella then doubled the lead with a goal in the 49th minute. Brighton proceeded to tack on two more to easily win this one against Man United.

The Overview

    • They may have lost the battle for possession (with 43%) but that didn't stop the Seagulls creating chances, having 17 shots.
    • Going forward United looked dangerous, amassing 15 shots in total.
    • The scoreline could have been more impressive if the Seagulls had their shooting boots on, their shot accuracy was 35%.

The Details

Pascal Groß continually probed down the flank, getting nine crosses into the box. For Man United, Scott McTominay seemed off the pace defensively, committing 5 fouls in a frustrating game. On a positive note, United won the passing game, clocking up 501 completed passes to the Seagulls' 364.

Brighton make it back-to-back wins. Meanwhile, Man United's mixed form continues as they squander an opportunity to move up to 5th in the table.

Top Performers

Leandro TrossardPascal Groß
Assisted 2 goals4 corners won (11th in the Premier League)
1 goal scored1 goal scored

Next up, Brighton meet Leeds at the AMEX on Sunday, May 15th. While Man United take on Palace at Old Trafford on Sunday, May 22nd. Can the Seagulls make it three wins in a row? Will United improve their form?

Report | May 2

Manchester United

3 - 0

Brentford

Bruno Fernandes 9
Cristiano Ronaldo 61
Raphaël Varane 72

Man United claim all three points. 

Bruno Fernandes netted an early goal in the 9th minute for Man United after being found by Anthony Elanga. Cristiano Ronaldo added another to put Man United 2-0 up after 61 minutes. Raphaël Varane put the match away with a third in the 72nd minute, and Brentford were shutout as Man United secured a comfortable win.

The Overview

    • United had plenty of possession (65%) and racked up 9 shots in total throughout the game.
    • Despite the loss, the Bees had plenty of chances of their own, getting away 12 shots in the match.
    • United's accuracy paid off well, 56% of their shots were on target.

The Details

Contributing to the win, United's technical superiority was evident as they completed 353 more passes than the Bees. For Brentford, Christian Eriksen did his best to create opportunities, but his 13 crosses weren't enough to affect the outcome.

Man United get back in the win column and narrow the gap to 5th in the table. Meanwhile, Brentford's mixed form continues.

Top Performers

David De GeaBruno Fernandes
Allowed 0 goals1 goal scored
Saved 4 shotsBlocked 1 shot (1st in the game)

Top Performers

David De GeaBruno Fernandes
Allowed 0 goals1 goal scored
Saved 4 shotsBlocked 1 shot (1st in the game)

Both squads play next on Saturday, May 7th. Man United meet Brighton at The AMEX, while Brentford meet Southampton at Brentford Community Stadium. Can United win again? Will the Bees improve their form?