Manchester United Actually Score Again

Published on 11-May-2015 by srijan213

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Manchester United Actually Score Again

After three straigh losses in which they were -- putting it delicately -- goal-free, Manchester United are back to winning ways.

Louis van Gaal's crew fought hard (!) against Crystal Palace (!!) to post a 1-2 result at Selhurst Park.

It wasn’t much of a match, really, as United dominated the first 45 minutes but only cracked the defense through a controversial penalty call.

Not quite Maradona's Hand of God. More like the Bicep of Beelzebub.

Juan Mata took the penalty kick, as a certain other striker is in the doghouse.

Apparently, everybody's been missing penalties except Mata.

Second half run of play was a completely different story, as Palace switched roles with United. Jason Puncheon was one of the benefactors, with a brilliant free kick.

The Red Devils have got to sort out their issues with deflected free kicks. Remember this?

Still, as comebacks go, United has had more than a few shining moments:

This may not have been as marquée a match, but the DNA is still there.

The usual van Gaal attacking strategy came into play as Fellaini scored with yet another header.

Seems like the shutout jinx might be broken.