Crystal Palace 4-0 Manchester United: Michael Olise scores twice in dominant victory

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Crystal Palace 4-0 Manchester United: Michael Olise scores twice in dominant victory

Michael Olise has scored nine Premier League goals for Crystal Palace this season

Crystal Palace sealed a first league double over Manchester United with a rampant 4-0 win at Selhurst Park.

Michael Olise ran 20 yards under no challenge to eventually slot beyond Andre Onana to put Oliver Glasner’s side in the lead after 13 minutes.

Jean-Philippe Mateta surged beyond Johnny Evans to finish emphatically for his sixth goal in a row on home turf.

Tyrick Mitchell tapped in from close range after a fine cross by Adam Wharton in the 58th minute and French youngster Olise capitalised on a Casemiro mistake to power a strike beyond a wanting Onana.

From the first minute, Glasner’s men looked full of intent against a United side who failed to turn up at Selhurst Park.

As a defensive unit, United put in one of the worst performances of the season with Casemiro and Evans becoming their 14th centre back partnership used this campaign.

Eberechi Eze and Olise were given the freedom of the pitch to control the play and caused United trouble on numerous occasions.

Ten Hag’s side threatened in a couple of moments with Casemiro twice having goals ruled out – the first for a foul on Dean Henderson and the second for offside.

Odsonne Edouard almost rubbed further salt in the wounds but his injury-time effort struck the upright.

With title-chasing Arsenal next up, United must greatly improve to avoid another thrashing.

No European football for United a possibility

At one stage in the season, Ten Hag’s side looked as though they could put pressure on Aston Villa for a Champions League spot.

That dream is long gone and United are now at risk of missing out on Europe all together for next season.

They must either finish seventh in the Premier League to secure Europa Conference League football or beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final to seal a Europa League place.

One win in seven has seen United slide down the table into eighth and their fixtures do not get any easier with Arsenal visiting Old Trafford on Sunday.

A defeat by this scoreline can be hugely damaging but for those United fans who made the trip to Selhurst Park on a Bank Holiday Monday, it is the manner in which the players seemingly looked disinterested that will hurt the most.

Wharton an outsider for the England squad?

All eyes have been on United’s talented youngster, Kobbie Mainoo, and rightfully so but it is hard to ignore the performances being put in by Wharton since his January move.

Wharton, 20, has impressed since day one at Selhurst Park after his £18m move from Blackburn Rovers on transfer deadline day.

Up against England internationals Mason Mount and Mainoo, Wharton shone with his slick passing between the lines and combativeness in defence.

Positionally, Wharton is excellent. Especially for someone at such a tender age. He has the ability to know exactly where to be on the pitch and when it is best to release the ball for a team-mate.

The former Blackburn man has been a huge addition to a Palace side who have won four of their past five.

A fantastic cross for Joachim Andersen to set up Mitchell’s goal was just a small sample of the quality Wharton brings.

England boss Gareth Southgate was in attendance in London with a preliminary squad for Euro 2024 set to be announced on Tuesday, 21 May and with the Three Lions short of players in the mould of Wharton, a shock inclusion could be on the cards.

Player of the match

EzeEberechi Eze

Crystal Palace

  1. Squad number10Player nameEze

  2. Squad number7Player nameOlise

  3. Squad number14Player nameMateta

  4. Squad number20Player nameA Wharton

  5. Squad number19Player nameHughes

  6. Squad number3Player nameMitchell

  7. Squad number12Player nameMuñoz

  8. Squad number16Player nameAndersen

  9. Squad number26Player nameRichards

  10. Squad number6Player nameGuéhi

  11. Squad number22Player nameÉdouard

  12. Squad number15Player nameSchlupp

  13. Squad number44Player nameRiedewald

  14. Squad number17Player nameClyne

  15. Squad number9Player nameJ Ayew

  16. Squad number30Player nameHenderson


Crystal Palace

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 30Henderson
  • 17ClyneSubstituted forGuéhiat 78′minutes
  • 16Andersen
  • 26Richards
  • 12Muñoz
  • 20A Wharton
  • 19HughesSubstituted forRiedewaldat 68′minutes
  • 3Mitchell
  • 7OliseSubstituted forSchluppat 85′minutes
  • 10EzeSubstituted forJ Ayewat 85′minutes
  • 14MatetaSubstituted forÉdouardat 68′minutesBooked at 88mins


  • 2Ward
  • 6Guéhi
  • 9J Ayew
  • 15Schlupp
  • 22Édouard
  • 29Ahamada
  • 31Matthews
  • 44Riedewald
  • 49Rak-Sakyi

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 24Onana
  • 20Dalot
  • 18Casemiro
  • 35Evans
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 37Mainoo
  • 14Eriksen
  • 21AntonySubstituted forS Amrabatat 60′minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 7MountSubstituted forDialloat 80′minutes
  • 17Garnacho
  • 11HøjlundSubstituted forWheatleyat 80′minutes


  • 1Bayindir
  • 4S Amrabat
  • 16Diallo
  • 22Heaton
  • 65Collyer
  • 70Amass
  • 75Ogunneye
  • 78Jackson
  • 84Wheatley

Jarred Gillett


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