After the shot of Ayew, Lindelof let the ball touch his hand in the penalty field. VAR technology gave referee Martin Atkinson the visitors a penalty.
Although De Gea blocked Ayew’s shot at 11m, the referee accidentally let the opponent touch the ball. Crystal Palace was kicked again, and Zaha did not make the same mistake as his teammates when replacing Ayew with De Gea.
Last season, Man Utd also lost to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, but that day the home team pressed the pitch, creating dozens of opportunities and only lost because of bad luck (Rashford missed the penalty). Today, “Red Devils” only dominated the ball, sometimes 81%, but equal in the number of decisive passes (12 vs. 11) and less than the number of shots on target (4 versus 5).
The goal to increase the score to 2-0 by Zaha, an old man of Man Utd, almost closed the box of the Old Trafford team, but the new “Red Devils” suddenly lit a spark of hope 10 minutes before the end hours. After a flickering situation, the ball found Van De Beek’s right position 5m50 close to the edge. The former Ajax player easily defeated Guaita in the face.
Solskjaer rushed to add Odion Ighalo to the field to increase attack fire, but when the Nigerian striker only touched the ball once, Zaha widened the gap. The English winger skillfully set off Lindelof, before sinking into the near corner, leaving De Gea to watch. Zaha became the first old player to score a double in a match against Man Utd. Even more irony with Solskjaer’s team when they are very coveted Jadon Sancho, a player with a style like Zaha, but hurry to let Zaha go.