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Palace stun Man Utd in stoppage time: All you need to know about today’s 3PM Premier League action

By Ollie Thomas

Published: 17:17, 24 August 2019

Palace are at it again.

Last year it was City who suffered, but this year it was the other side of Manchester who were beaten by the Eagles. They just love playing the top sides.

The day started with a lunchtime classic at Carrow Road, as Chelsea narrowly beat Norwich thanks to a very well taken brace from Tammy Abraham. However, Pukki made headlines once again as he took his tally to five goals for the season.

In a day where home teams struggled, let’s take a look at everything you need to know from today’s 3PM games.

Brighton 0-2 Southampton

The match summed up in one stat… Since the start of last season, only Tottenham Hotspur (17) have scored more Premier League goals from outside the box than Southampton (15, level with Man City).

What does this mean for the Premier League? Brighton move to seventh after a win, a draw and a loss. Southampton move out of the bottom three, into 17th.

Man of the match? Moussa Djenepo, whose moment of pure quality gave Southampton the win in a game which they could easily have lost.

Spare a thought for… Graham Potter, who was forced to suffer a first home defeat as Brighton manager. And when we say suffer, we mean suffer. Brighton started very brightly before an awful, needless tackle by Florian Andone meant the Seagulls had to play the last hour of the game with 10 men. VAR then disallowed a Dunk header before Moussa Djenepo scored a screamer before Redmond wrapped up the game for the Saints. Potter was utterly helpless.

Manchester United 1-2 Crystal Palace

The match summed up in one stat… Patrick van Aanholt has become only the second-ever player to score a 90th-minute winner vs Man Utd in the Premier League, after Thierry Henry with Arsenal in January 2007. Van Aanholt is the first to do so in a match at Old Trafford.

What does this mean for the Premier League? Palace’s first win puts them 10th. United slip to fifth.

Man of the match? Jordan Ayew. Special mentions must go to every single member of Palace’s defensive unit but Ayew bullied Utd’s back four throughout and took his goal extremely well.

Spare a thought for… Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who took a hammering in the week regarding his policy on penalty takers following Pogba’s miss against Wolves. Many believed Rashford should be the designated penalty taker so, as a result, Rashford stepped up after McTominay was fouled in the second half. And he only went and missed it.

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Sheffield Utd 1-2 Leicester

The match summed up in one stat… Jamie Vardy has scored 10 Premier League goals in 13 appearances since Brendan Rodgers’ first game in charge in March, more than any other player in the division.

What does this mean for the Premier League? Leicester move up to third after their first win. Sheffield Utd slip to ninth.

Man of the match? Kasper Schmeichel, whose miraculous save meant Leicester could leave Yorkshire with the points. They had to work hard, and Schmeichel can go home knowing he played a crucial role.

Spare a thought for… John Lundstram – the match-winner last week, the midfielder was denied a dramatic equaliser by a remarkable save from Schmeichel as Leicester hung on to inflict a first defeat of the season on the Blades. However, there was more encouragement for Chris Wilder, as his side ran Leicester very close.

Watford 1-3 West Ham

The match summed up in one stat… There were 39 shots in the game – more than any other game in the Premier League this season.

What does this mean for the Premier League? West Ham move to 13th after their first win. Watford remain bottom and pointless.

Man of the match? Sebastien Haller, who scored a brace and gave the Hammers’ fans a taste of what’s to come with a fine overhead kick.

Spare a thought for… Will Hughes, who, at 1-1, missed an open goal from a yard out which would have given Watford a valuable lead. Instead, it remained level – well, until Haller opened his account for West Ham just five minutes later and ultimately guided his side to a first win of the season.

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