LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United’s Leading League marketing campaign started in faltering style as a double from their previous player Wilfried Zaha gave Crystal Palace a 3-one get at Old Trafford on Saturday but Arsenal and Everton produced it two wins from two.
For only the third time in the Premier League period United dropped their opening recreation of the year and they could have several issues even if Palace’s next purpose arrived from a controversially re-taken penalty.
Andros Townsend place Palace in advance early on and Zaha scored from the location in the 74th moment right after Jordan Ayew’s first penalty had been saved by David De Gea but the Spanish keeper was adjudged to have moved off his line.
The penalty was awarded soon after referee Martin Atkinson utilised the pitch-facet Tv set check to harshly decide that Victor Lindelof experienced managed a cross inside of his individual box.
United debutant Donny van de Beek came off the bench to pull a target again for United but Zaha bought the superior of Lindelof to finish United off in the eighty fifth moment.
“Today was a performance you do not see very generally from this team,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose facet did not play on the 1st weekend, said. “We should really glance at ourselves in the mirror. Everyone understands we can complete greater than this.”
Palace, who have received consecutive league online games at United for the initially time, followed up an opening day gain over Southampton and appear rejuvenated immediately after ending final year in dismal trend.
“When we experienced the ball I thought we seemed really hazardous and threatening so I don’t assume it was a huge shock that we scored 3,” manager Roy Hodgson reported.
Arsenal laboured to a 2-one victory in excess of West Ham United at The Emirates but wanted a late goal in opposition to the operate of perform by Eddie Nketiah to hand the Hammers a next straight defeat.
Michail Antonio’s to start with-fifty percent strike for the visitors had cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette’s fiftieth target for the Gunners.
“I’m thrilled with the 3 details,” Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta explained. “I stated in advance of the match how difficult it would be with the way they perform.”
Everton crushed recently-promoted West Bromwich Albion 5-2 with a hat-trick by Dominic Calvert-Lewin and a 1st purpose in an Everton shirt for new signing James Rodriguez.
West Brom, who had taken an early guide, have been not helped by a purple card for Kieran Gibbs for pushing Rodriguez soon following the Colombian place Everton 2-one in entrance just in advance of halftime.
Leeds United, back again in the top rated flight after a sixteen-calendar year absence, claimed their initial details of the season as they had been included in a seven-purpose thriller for the second week jogging.
Just after losing at champions Liverpool 4-three on the opening working day, they conquer Fulham by the exact scoreline at Elland Highway for their 1st Leading League gain given that April 2004.
Helder Costa scored either side of objectives from Mateusz Klich and Patrick Bamford as Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds side went four-one ahead ahead of Fulham rallied to set up a tense finale.