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    Fuming fans say ‘seriously, WTF?’ as Sky Sports MISS second-half kick-off in Tottenham vs Liverpool game in huge blunder

    FOOTBALL fans fumed at Sky Sports for MISSING the start of the second half of Tottenham’s clash with Liverpool.Spurs hosted the Reds in a thrilling Premier League clash this evening.
    Sky Sports managed to miss the start of the second half of Tottenham vs LiverpoolCredit: EPA
    Andros Townsend and Jamie Redknapp were on punditry dutiesCredit: Sky Sports
    But viewers at home could not watch the restart after the break.
    That is because Sky had not cut back to the live footage after half-time.
    The broadcasters had three advertisement breaks during the 15-minute interval in North London.
    And that saw Kelly Cates, Jamie Redknapp and Andros Townsend forced to cram in a very brief analysis of the controversial Luis Diaz goal that was ruled out for an alleged offside.
    But once they had finished discussing the possible VAR blunder, the game had already kicked off again.
    So the live feed immediately jumped to the ball in play with Tottenham’s defenders.
    And customers stumping up huge money to watch Sky’s coverage were quick to slam the broadcaster.
    One said: “Sky talked about the diaz offside for 10 seconds and started the second half late. Best channel in the UK 👏👏👏.”
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    Another wrote: “VAR officials making two clear errors and Sky Sports missing the start of the second half to get that extra ad revenue in. ‘The best league in the world’.”
    A third added: “Missed the start of the second half. WTF SKY?” More

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    Antony’s ex-girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin breaks silence on domestic abuse claims – as Man Utd star returns to training

    ANTONY’S ex-girlfriend has broken her silence on domestic abuse claims after the Manchester United star returned to training.The Red Devils confirmed the £85million star would return to the fold yesterday after he was put on a leave of absence from the club.
    Gabriela Cavallin claimed she was attacked by the playerCredit: instagram
    Antony denies all allegations against himCredit: Reuters
    Antony denies all allegations and yesterday met with officers for a voluntary interview – where he is understood to have offered to hand over his phone.
    And now his accuser and ex-girlfriend Cavallin has broken her silence since his return.
    “Gabrela Cavallin’s attorneys inform that the crimes committed by the player are still being investigated by the Manchester Police and also the Brazilian Plice, which is why we believe that he will soon be sent to Court, where he will have to face a trial,” a press release read, according to MailOnline.
    “It seems obvious to us that fallacies would be created with the intention that the team bringing him back to training.”
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    He was today seen with his girlfriend Rosilene Silva returning to the stadium ahead of the club’s match against Crystal Palace.
    Wearing a sports jacket, Antony was pictured cradling the couple’s son – named Lorenzo.
    Roseilene, 24, was holding a black Man Utd branded umbrella as she lovingly covered her partner and their little boy.
    She appears to be standing by him despite the allegations of abuse from his ex and two other women.
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    And earlier today, Antony was also pictured in the back of a black Mercedes fan as he arrived at The Carrington Training Complex.
    Man United boss Erik ten Hag yesterday insisted the embattled player’s return to the squad will not be a “distraction”.
    The club has faced numerous controversies in recent months – such as its handling of Mason Greenwood and ten Hag’s ongoing feud with Jadon Sancho.
    Dutch boss ten Hag said he has spoken to Antony.
    The Brazilian, who also faces accusations from one other woman after a third dropped their case, will not be available for selection for today’s fixture.
    The 23-year-old has not played for the club since their 3-1 defeat at Arsenal on September 3.
    He was given time off as he vowed to fight the allegations back in his native Brazil.
    And this week he returned to the UK ahead of his interview with Greater Manchester Police.
    Ten Hag will assess him to see if he is ready to face Galatasaray at home in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
    The Red Devils manager said: “I’ve spoken to him but that doesn’t give the impression how he is — how his mental status is. I can’t tell at this moment, first he has to be back.”
    Asked how he could be welcomed back while Jadon Sancho is exiled after his public bust-up with the boss, Dutchman Ten Hag replied: “Those issues are nothing to do with each other. One is internal, the other one is external.”
    United released the statement confirming the player’s return just over two hours before Ten Hag faced the media to preview the match against Crystal Palace.
    “We make the statement, so I refer to the statement,” Ten Hag said. “I think everything has been made clear in the statement.
    “No, I don’t think it’s a distraction. We focus on the games and he will do as well.”
    Asked for details on his return, the Dutchman said: “On Saturday, he will be back in the training, so tomorrow.
    “I have to see (how fit he is), but I think, yeah (he’s fit).”
    Ten Hag insisted he did not want to stray into “hypothetical” discussions about Antony or stray too far away from the club statement on Friday.
    It has been reported in Brazil that Gabriela has told police that £150,000-a-week Antony assaulted her four times.
    She previously alleged she was first attacked in June 2022 while pregnant and on holiday in Brazil.
    And she claimed in January Antony headbutted and punched her in a Manchester hotel, damaging a breast implant.
    She also alleged he threw a glass at her in May, injuring her finger.
    Cavallin led calls for Antony to be dropped from the squad in an exclusive interview with The Sun on Sunday.
    Gabriela said: “Antony needs to be taken off the pitch. It’s disappointing he’s still allowed to play while there’s an investigation.
    “I am absolutely destroyed by the whole process. How can life go on as normal for him?
    “They cant just know what they know now and not do anything. He needs to be removed.”
    Antony gave a tearful interview earlier this month in which he denied the allegations made against him, and stated he does not fear for his United future.
    He said: “It’s something that doesn’t cross my mind. I never touched her.
    “I know that many are massacring me but the truth always comes out. I am 100 per cent sure that I have never touched a woman.
    “I dream of returning to the national team and I want to show that Antony is innocent of all this.”
    United parted ways with Mason Greenwood after charges of attempted rape, controlling and coercive behaviour and assault occasioning actual bodily harm against him were dropped.
    Old Trafford chiefs conducted their own investigation and decided it was “appropriate” for club and player to part company.
    Antony and his girlfriend Rosilene Silva arrive at Old TraffordCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
    Gabriela had urged United to drop him amid the investigationCredit: The Sun
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    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp rages over Curtis Jones red card vs Tottenham… and even Gary Neville says VAR call harsh

    JURGEN KLOPP was left fuming after Curtis Jones was given a controversial red card against Tottenham.And even Manchester United legend Gary Neville thought VAR had done Liverpool wrong.

    Curtis Jones was sent off for a tackle on Yves BissoumaCredit: Reuters
    Ref Simon Hooper overturned his initial yellow card decisionCredit: Reuters
    Jones caught Bissoma at an awkward angle after his foot slipped over the ballCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
    Reds midfielder received his marching orders after 25 minutes for a tackle on Yves Bissouma.
    But Neville, who was commentating on the game for Sky Sports, pointed out Jones’ foot slipped over the ball before making contact with Bissouma’s leg at an awkward angle.
    The Sky Sports pundit said: “I know when you’re doing someone, I’ve done it myself. He wasn’t there to do someone.
    “He’s showing him the end motion which looks bad but that’s not how it’s ended up there. His foot has just slipped over the top of the ball.
    “I think he’s gone to try to tackle the ball. It’s not for me a red card.”
    His colleague Jamie Redknapp agreed, saying Jones was unfortunate to see red.
    “I think it’s extremely harsh. He’s trying to nick the ball away from Bissouma.
    “It doesn’t look good don’t get me wrong but for me it’s not a red card. A yellow card would have sufficed in that situation.”
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    Referee Simon Hooper overturned his initial yellow card after consulting the VAR monitor – all under the watchful eye of Klopp.
    The Liverpool boss could be seen smiling sarcastically and aiming a few words at the official before he decided to brandish a red to Jones.
    Several fans sided with Klopp and Neville, claiming Jones did not deserve to be sent off.
    One said: “Unfortunate tackle. No malice involved and shouldn’t be a sending off IMO.”
    Another added: “Anyone looking at that picture is going to scream it’s a red, anybody who sees what the referee saw on the screen gives a red.
    “You actually see the footage sky show and see his foot roll off the ball, it’s not a red card. Yellow is absolutely spot on.”
    And it wasn’t the only bone of contention for Liverpool fans during the North London clash.
    Minutes after the red card, Luis Diaz appeared to have given the 10-men a shock lead with a smart finish, only to be flagged offside.
    Replays appeared to show the Colombian was in fact played ONSIDE by Cristian Romero.
    However VAR did not overrule the decision, even failing to draw the lines on the pitch. More

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    Refs panel admit INCREDIBLE blunder as Liverpool goal wrongly ruled out for offside after VAR FORGETS to change decision

    REFEREE chiefs admitted a massive blunder after their VAR disasterclass WRONGLY ruled out Liverpool’s opener at Tottenham.The Professional Game Match Officials Limited confirmed a “significant human error” meant the VAR official FORGOT to tell on-field referee Simon Hooper to change his decision.
    Luis Diaz was deemed offside before scoring at TottenhamCredit: Premier League
    An unofficial line drawn on the screen appears to show Diaz clearly onside
    Liverpool forward Luis Diaz thought he had put the Reds in front at Tottenham.
    But the assistant’s flag went up to chalk it off.
    Replays, though, appeared to show Cristian Romero playing Diaz on when Mo Salah released the pass.
    However, after a very brief stoppage, the goal was ruled out.
    VAR Darren England and his assistant Dan Cook should have looked at the goal in depth but the green or red lines to prove whether or not Diaz was onside did not show on the screen.
    SunSport understands bungling England clearly saw Diaz was ONSIDE but forgot what the on-field decision was.
    The blundering official then incredibly gave the “check complete” signal, believing he was AWARDING Diaz’s goal when, in fact, he was allowing play to continue at 0-0.
    It is not clear why the decision could not be reversed once England realised his mistake – which surely must have been instantly.
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    “PGMOL acknowledge a significant human error occurred during the first half of Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool.” The PGMOL statement on the Luis Diaz disallowed goal. 👇— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 30, 2023

    Jurgen Klopp could not believe what he witnessed in North LondonCredit: EPA
    Simon Hooper was the official for the matchCredit: Reuters
    The PGMOL – who oversee the referees for the Premier League, EFL and The FA – eventually confirmed after full-time that there had been a major blunder from the pair in the VAR room at Stockley Park.
    A bombshell statement said: “PGMOL acknowledge a significant human error occurred during the first half of Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool.
    “The goal by Luis Diaz was disallowed for offside by the on-field team of match officials.
    “This was a clear and obvious factual error and should have resulted in the goal being awarded through VAR intervention, however, the VAR failed to intervene.
    “PGMOL will conduct a full review into the circumstances which led to the error.
    “PGMOL will immediately be contacting Liverpool at the conclusion of the fixture to acknowledge the error.”
    Reacting live to the statement on Sky Sports, Gary Neville said: “Oh no. Oh no. No, no. Kelly seriously.
    “We get VAR up on the commentary box before anyone else does and I thought, ‘That’s onside.’
    “We get a preview of the pictures up on the gantry, we get the actual commentary from the VAR officials to the referee.
    “And then all of a sudden you just hear in your ear, ‘Check complete.’
    “What? No lines. It was so quick. It was too quick. Something was obviously wrong.
    “That is unbelievable. That is a bad one, a really bad one.
    “They say it’s significant… that is VERY significant. Oh no.”
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    “PGMOL acknowledge a significant human error occurred during the first half of Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool.
    “The goal by Luis Diaz was disallowed for offside by the on-field team of match officials.
    “This was a clear and obvious factual error and should have resulted in the goal being awarded through VAR intervention, however, the VAR failed to intervene.
    “PGMOL will conduct a full review into the circumstances which led to the error.
    “PGMOL will immediately be contacting Liverpool at the conclusion of the fixture to acknowledge the error.”

    Liverpool, who were down to NINE men when Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota saw red, lost the thrilling Premier League clash 2-1 when Joel Matip scored a 96th-minute own goal.
    Klopp managed to resist the urge to launch a full-scale attack on the referees – but still slammed the performance of the officials.
    The Kop boss fumed: “I never saw a game like this with the most unfair circumstances, crazy decisions.
    “The first red card, Curtis steps on the ball and goes over. Not a bad tackle.
    “First Jota yellow was not a yellow. Then he gets a second and to defend with nine players is tricky.
    “The offside goal. That is not offside when you see it, they drew their lines wrong.
    “The ball is between Mo’s legs, they drew the line wrong and didn’t judge the moment when Mo passed the ball right.
    “It is so tough to deal with it.”
    Liverpool skipper Virgil van Dijk was asked if he is losing faith in VAR.
    The Dutchman told the BBC: “I’m losing faith is difficult to say. The VAR should be absolutely clear and obvious with everything they’re deciding on.
    “I’ve seen the still back, I think on live TV there were no lines being shown.
    “It’s all a bit strange, I don’t know who was in the VAR room and making that decision.
    “It’s not a good thing, it doesn’t look well either. It is what it is, we lost.”
    When asked if you should never get offside wrong, Van Dijk added: “You’re absolutely right. [It’s] tough.” More

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    Arsenal player ratings: Martin Odegaard leads by example but Eddie Nketiah struggles to get going in Bournemouth cruise

    ARSENAL closed the gap to league leaders Manchester City as they thrashed Bournemouth on the road.Mikel Arteta’s side remained unbeaten this season by winning 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.
    Martin Odegaard led by example as Arsenal thrashed BournemouthCredit: Getty
    Eddie Nketiah struggled to get going on the south coastCredit: Alamy
    Goals from Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Kai Havertz and Ben White sealed a comfortable victory for the Gunners.
    Captain Odegaard starred for the visitors, but striker Eddie Nketiah struggled to get going on the south coast.
    Here is how Graham Nickless rated Arsenal’s display…
    Raya – 6
    Hardly had to break sweat dealing with Bournemouth’s woefully weak attacking outfit.
    White – 7
    Had an easy afternoon dealing with little danger down the wing and capped his day with stoppage time goal.
    Saliba – 7
    Sent a clear message to hosts that they wouldn’t find things easy with early brilliant tackle on dangerman Solanke.
    Malgalhaes – 6
    Had to calm himself down after losing his temper with linesman early on but was in control afterwards.
    Zinchenko – 7
    Cool, calm and assured in defence and even brought a smart save out of home goalkeeper Neto.
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    Saka – 6
    Yet another poacher’s goal for the England winger who disappeared from the action as the game went on.
    Rice – 7
    Didn’t have to be at his best but still did enough to keep the Gunners ticking over before he was substituted late on.
    Havertz – 5
    Booked for fouling Billing but took ball off Saka to notch his first goal for club from penalty spot.
    Kai Havertz scored his first Arsenal goal from the penalty spotCredit: Reuters
    Jesus – 6
    His early header rebounded off post which gifted Saka’s goal and should have done better with late chance.
    Odegaard – 8
    Led the side by example and was composed and assured with his penalty goal, sending Neto the wrong way.
    Nketiah – 5
    Couldn’t get going upfront although when he sent one decent shot wide was immediately substituted.
    Vieira – 5
    One decent run towards the end.
    Nelson – 4
    Didn’t have time to make his mark.
    Tomiyasu – 4
    Little time to be effective.
    Smith Rowe – 6
    Has a decent late shot turned aside by Neto.
    Jorginho – 4
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    Tottenham 2 Liverpool 1: Matip’s 96th-minute own goal hands Spurs win over NINE-MAN Reds after refereeing horror show

    JOEL MATIP succeeded where Tottenham had failed by turning in the last-minute own goal that broke nine-man Liverpool’s resistance.Jurgen Klopp’s mentality monsters were seconds away from another great escape after Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota were sent off in either half.
    Curtis Jones was sent off for a challenge on Yves BissoumaCredit: Reuters
    Luis Diaz was denied a goal in the first half for being in an ‘offside’ positionCredit: Alamy
    Diaz was ruled offside despite clearly being played onside by Cristian Romero… but VAR didn’t interveneCredit: Premier League
    Son Heung-min responded by opening the scoring just a few minutes laterCredit: Reuters
    The Reds had twice defied their red-card mania this season, beating both Newcastle and Wolves a player down.
    If they had come away from this match with a point, it would have felt like another win.
    But the home fans took the roof off when Matip turned Pedro Porro’s late cross into his own net.
    Liverpool could make an argument for Jones’ red card — for a challenge on Yves Bissouma reviewed by VAR — being harsh.
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    They had an even stronger case that VAR should have ruled Luis Diaz onside moments later.
    But Jota could have no complaints. The second-half substitute was shown two yellow cards in 86 seconds for cynical fouls on Destiny Udogie and left his team to play for more than 20 minutes with two fewer players.
    Last season, it was the Portugal striker who grabbed a last-gasp winner for the Reds in an amazing 4-3 triumph at Anfield. This time the tables were turned in a way that was a tribute to Tottenham’s own mental strength.
    Two weeks earlier, they had scored twice deep into stoppage time against Sheffield United to preserve their unbeaten start to the season.
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    Cody Gakpo levelled the score on the stroke of half timeCredit: AP
    Diogo Jota was sent off after receiving two yellow cardsCredit: Reuters

    In the build-up, Ange Postecoglou had been quizzed about being a Liverpool fan as a kid.
    The Spurs boss gave some colourful detail but made it clear that the Kenny Dalglish posters had come down from his walls many years ago, along with images of The Fonz from Happy Days.
    The popular series from the 1970s and 1980s was all about bringing back warm memories of a previous ‘golden age’ in history.
    That is essentially what Klopp and Postecoglou were asked to do at their respective clubs. And this was another small but important step forward for Tottenham.
    For the neutral purist’s point of view, the first red card spoilt what had been a compelling, even game.
    From kick-off both sides were on the front foot, with Mo Salah and Richarlison the focus of attacking intent. But the first big chance came down Liverpool’s left.
    A flowing move ended with Cody Gakpo forcing a save from Guglielmo Vicario, who regained his feet quickly to brilliantly block the follow-up by Andy Robertson.
    However, the game turned on a 50-50 challenge.
    Jones was lunging to reach the ball and got it but his follow-through carried him into Bissouma’s right shin with studs up.
    Referee Simon Hooper initially showed a yellow card but did not take long to upgrade it after being summoned to the monitor by VAR Darren England.
    The freeze-frame and slow-motion replay looked awful but the real-time footage suggested the midfielder was reckless rather than malicious, which is enough for a red card.
    Spurs came on strong and had two decent chances before Liverpool put the ball in the net, only for Diaz to be ruled offside.
    Despite Cristian Romero clearly playing him onside, VAR did not intervene this time.
    Almost immediately Spurs took the lead as Son Heung-min converted Richarlison’s cross but Gakpo levelled five minutes into first-half injury time.
    “PGMOL acknowledge a significant human error occurred during the first half of Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool.” The PGMOL statement on the Luis Diaz disallowed goal. 👇— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 30, 2023

    Joel Matip scored an own-goal to gift Spurs three points in the 96th minuteCredit: PA
    Matip was left devastated by his own goalCredit: Reuters
    Virgil van Dijk knocked the ball down for his fellow Dutchman, who spun and smashed the ball through a group of Spurs players. Gakpo hurt himself in the process and was replaced at half time by Jota.
    It was a positive substitution by Klopp but Tottenham did most of the attacking after the break and only Alisson stopped them regaining the lead. The keeper’s first save, from James Maddison’s curling effort, was excellent. The second, from Son, was even better.
    Alisson’s remarkable stop from Miguel Almiron had proved crucial in his ten-man team’s stunning come-from-behind 2-1 stoppage-time win over Newcastle in August.
    The question was whether Spurs could avoid a similar fate and turn their domination into victory.
    Son thought he had a second goal but this time Richarlison was — unnecessarily — offside before crossing to him. Then came Jota’s moments  of madness. Klopp cancelled plans to bring on Darwin Nunez and sent on three more defensive players for the Kop’s Mission: Improbable.
    Tottenham found it harder against nine men than ten and were unable to force another big save from Alisson.
    Hooper showed more yellow cards to both teams as time ticked down.
    Spurs were given six minutes of additional time to find a decisive goal.
    And in the very last of them, Porro sent the ball across the penalty area and Matip smashed it in.
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    Man City and Wolves stars separated at full-time of hot-tempered clash with NINE yellow cards shown in shock result

    TEMPERS flared at Molineux this evening after Wolves clinched a 2-1 win over treble-winners Manchester City.Both teams clashed after the full-time whistle when Nelson Semedo appeared to celebrate in the face of Jack Grealish.
    Nelson Semedo was booked after clashing with Jack GrealishCredit: Reuters
    Mario Lemina clashed with EdersonCredit: Reuters
    Several players had to be separated at full-timeCredit: AP
    The full-back was booked as a result.
    Mario Lemina and City goalkeeper Ederson then clashed on the pitch before being separated.
    Several stars from both teams became embroiled in the row while Pep Guardiola, who had to sit in the stands after racking up three yellow cards this season, stormed off.
    Nine yellow cards were handed out in total before the players left the pitch – including the ones from the game itself.
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    Tensions were high from the off at Molineux, with Matheus Nunes returning to his former home for the first time since forcing a summer transfer to Man City.
    He received a hostile reception from his former admirers, with many booing him every time he was on the ball.
    Some even went one step further by calling him a  ‘w****r’ and ‘c**t’.
    The Portugal international was eventually substituted at half time, with Oscar Bobb replacing him in midfield.
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    Pep Guardiola was watching from the standsCredit: Getty
    Wolves gained an early advantage just 13 minutes into the game when Ruben Dias put the ball in his own net.
    Julian Alvarez levelled the score after half-time, but Hwang Hee-chan fired his team back into the lead in the 66th minute. More

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    Man Utd 0 Crystal Palace 1 LIVE RESULT: Andersen’s sublime strike fires Eagles to shock win at Old Trafford

    CRYSTAL PALACE have got their revenge on Manchester United by beating them in a epic Saturday afternoon Premier League clash.Palace lost 3-0 to United in midweek in the Carabao Cup
    However, Joachim Andersen’s brilliant strike has fired the Eagles to a shock win.

    RESULT: Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    TV/Live stream: Not televised in UK
    Man Utd XI: Onana, Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Amrabat, Casemiro, Mount, Pellistri, Fernandes, Rashford, Hojlund
    Palace XI: Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guéhi, Mitchell; Hughes, Doucouré; Ayew, Eze, Schlupp; Mateta

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    Here’s how the stats ended up at Old Trafford.
    Clearly United dominated the shot count and possession.
    But only one line really matters…

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    Jubilation for Crystal Palace.
    Dispair for Manchester United.
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    United are shell-shocked.
    The fans sit contemplating witnessing their team’s performance.
    The TV cameras cut to a kid in tears, it’s all too much for him.
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    Crystal Palace are there.
    Chris Kavanagh calls time.
    The Eagles hold on and Roy Hodgson cannot contain his excitement.
    More misery for Manchester United.
    Boos and jeers from the Old Trafford crowd.
    90′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    Into the final minute of injury time now.
    90′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    How has the ball stayed out?
    Dalot crosses and it is deflected to the back post – it looks to be looping into the goal.
    But Palace scramble it off the line before the ball falls beautifully for Garnacho to let fly – and he really catches it well and smashes it into Guehi, who blocks.
    There are appeals for handball and a brief VAR check but no – a corner is given.
    90′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    Four minutes of injury time at Old Trafford.
    But it is Ayew pressing for a Palace second.
    For some reason he shoots from a tight angle, with the ball deflecting off Maguire’s hand for a corner.
    88′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    Harry Maguire is on!
    And so is Donny van de Beek, making his first Premier League appearance since January.
    Lindelof and Varane go off.
    Kitchen and sink come to mind.
    Or clutching and straws.
    Eze gets replaced by Richards, too.
    86′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    Hojlund… is this the moment?!
    He spins in the area as the ball falls towards him but he just fell over and he fluffs his lines – no chance of that being a penalty.
    Casemiro then doesn’t know what to do in the area as he clips the ball towards the back post – but it is neither a cross nor a shot and it drifts out of play.
    Waste. Poor again from Casemiro who has not been good at all today.
    83′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    United pushing again but Palace are defending resolutely.
    Can they hold on for another seven minutes plus injury time?
    81′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    Silly foul from Casemiro.
    He gets spun by Eze and bundles the England international to the ground.
    The Brazilian avoids a second yellow but that was not a wise decision.
    80′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    That was Mount’s last involvement as he and Rashford are withdrawn and Eriksen and Martial come on for the last ten.
    Amrabat then gets his name in the book as he wrestles a Palace forward to the ground and grabs the ball – giving away a free-kick in a dangerous area but Andersen’s header goes out for goal kick.
    78′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    Mount gets booked.
    He lost control of the ball and overran it before sliding in and catching Andersen low but quite hard.
    75′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    United go close again.
    This time the ball is cross in and Varane gets his head on it but it falls just wide of Johnstone’s post.
    At the other end, Eze almost makes it 2-0 as he drives forward and tries to find the corner with the outside of his boot – he probably should have passed to Mateta.
    73′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    How has that stayed out?!
    Garnacho gets to the byline and drills a low ball across.
    It flicks off Andersen across the face of goal and then bounces off Mitchell’s foot but rolls just wide.
    Wow. What a moment.
    70′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    Dalot gets down the right and whips in the cross from the right.
    Mount meets it with his header but cannot redirect it on target and it flies over.
    That was another good opportunity for the £65m former Chelsea man.
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    67′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    United ride that little wave of momentum and are back on the attack again.
    Garnacho does really well down the left and fizzes in a low cross that Johnstone beats out.
    And then the ball falls to Casemiro who crashes an effort against the crossbar before play is stopped.
    Big moment in this match but the Eagles survive.
    63′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    Ooooh good hit and a good save.
    Hughes lets fly first time with a crunching left-foot powerful drive.
    Onana beats it down in front of him – he was taking no risks there.
    Palace give away a free-kick but win the ball back and earn a corner, but glance a header wide of the far post through Schlupp.
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    60′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    First change for United.
    Pellistri off.
    Garnacho on.
    58′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    United want a penalty, here…
    There are convinced there is a handball by Ward and Rashford is furious – immediately racing over to the ref.
    Fernandes, Amrabat and others are also pleading.
    The replays show Ward was not looking and had his hands by his side as the ball deflected off his hand and out for a corner.
    This will surely be checked…
    But no penalty! Corner.
    56′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    Pellistri does well to win possession and immediately feeds Hojlund.
    Fernandes then lets fly and it is tipped over by Johnstone.
    All United right now, it feels like a goal might be coming.
    Johnstone then denies Hojlund’s header as he concedes another corner.
    51′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    End-to-end stuff – but nothing penetrating the penalty boxes.
    Rashford and Fernandes try their luck but Andersen volleys the ball clear to safety.
    Then a simple pass goes awry for United and rolls out for a throw.
    United certainly look a bit more intent but with nothing to show for it just yet…,
    48′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    A bit of a cagey start to this second half.
    Nothing to report just yet.
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    46′ Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    Second half underway then at Old Trafford.
    What has Ten Hag said to try and motivate this Red Devils side?
    HT: Man Utd 0-1 Crystal Palace
    Here are the latest scores around the grounds in the Premier League…

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    5.30pm: Tottenham vs Liverpool

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