Man United Complete Comeback Win Against Crystal Palace

Man United Complete Comeback Win Against Crystal Palace

by | 6th March 2018
Nemanja Matic celebrates his late winner with Chris Smalling

Jose Mourinho admitted Manchester United rode their luck as Nemanja Matic‘s late thunderbolt capped a dramatic 3-2 win at Crystal Palace on Monday.


Mourinho’s side trailed to Andros Townsend‘s early opener and Patrick van Aanholt‘s second-half effort at Selhurst Park.


But Chris Smalling got one back for United and Romelu Lukaku equalised with 14 minutes remaining.


That set the stage for Serbia midfielder Matic to score for the first time since his move from Chelsea last year with a blistering blast from the edge of the area in stoppage-time.


It was an escape act that seemed unlikely when United fell 2-0 behind after being out-fought and out-played by a Palace team fighting gamely to avoid relegation.


“I always believe we can win. I will be like that until my last day,” said United boss Jose Mourinho.


“You always need that little bit of luck to win a match in the last few minutes. Sometimes the winner is the one who deserves the congratulations but I think Roy Hodgson did everything right.”


Hodgson’s side would have climbed all the way up to 13th place with a win.


With this win over Palace, United climb back to second place on the table, two point clear of Liverpool.