Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace – Penalty Palavar As Red Devils Down Eagles At Old Trafford (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

14th, September 2013

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By Alan Duffy

Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace – Premier League – 14th September 2013

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A Robin Van Persie penalty kick and a Wayne Rooney free-kick secured a 2-0 home win for United in Saturday’s early game but the win was tinged with controversy.

Ashley Young had already seen yellow for diving when, just before the break, he went down under  challenge from Crystal Palace’s Kagisho Dikgacoi on the edge of the box. Whether the challenge warranted a penalty is debatable while the incident looked to have taken place outside the area. However, referee Jon Moss (not the Culture Club drummer, I think) duly pointed to the spot and sent of the unfortunate Dikgacoi. Van Persie netted from the spot-kick, setting up a second period where the home side dominated.

David Moyes sent on new-boy Marouane Fellaini but it was Rooney who would dobule his side’s advantage, courtesy of a decent curling free-kick, albeit one which ‘keeper Julian Speroni should have got his fingers too.

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  1. Jarren says:

    The 1st challenge was dodgy, and I understand why Moyes is so upset.

    But the actual penalty, it was not so clear cut.

    A foul outside the box, yes in retrospect.

    But was Young fouled? Yes. Yes he was.

    Should have been a free kick, just outside the area.

    Referee was not sure. He didn’t have the benefit of 12 cameras using slow motion.

    But more importantly, I think Young was actually fouled in this instance.

    Moyes does need to remind him about his behaviour, that is wihout doubt. Nani is more than capable of filling Ashley’s role.

  2. Rob says:

    Can I be the first to say,”if Suarez had done it……….”

  3. Sl says:

    Young should be banned.

    1st challenge was a foul by Young who kicked out at a defender.

    2nd challenge wasnt a foul, was outside the box and Young was on his way down before he was even touched.

    football is (was) a contact sport. Id love to know what the “foul” was for the penalty, all the defender did was run alongside him.

  4. TravisKOP says:

    ashley young is such a twat. i hope moyes gave him a right bollocking after the match

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