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Sport VAR drama as Zaha double earns Palace shock 3-1 win at Man Utd

00:06  20 september  2020
00:06  20 september  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Manchester United 's season got underway with a shock 3 - 1 defeat by Crystal Palace as Wilfried Zaha grabbed a late brace for the visitors in the The VAR drama was not done though, with Atkinson informed that the keeper came off his line and the penalty was retaken, with Zaha converting this time.

Crystal Palace 's Wilfried Zaha celebrates scoring their third goal with Cheikhou Kouyate and Joel Ward, Manchester September 19, 2020. MANCHESTER, Sept 20 — Manchester United ’s season got underway with a shock 3 - 1 defeat by Crystal Palace as Wilfried Zaha grabbed a late double for the

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By Peter Hall

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester United's season got underway with a shock 3-1 defeat by Crystal Palace as Wilfried Zaha grabbed a late brace for the visitors in the Premier League on Saturday although VAR was once again the centre of attention over a re-taken penalty.

United looked off the pace early on as Andros Townsend put Palace in front after seven minutes, with the home side's campaign starting a week later than initially scheduled due to last season's Europa League commitments running into mid-August.

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MANCHESTER, England, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Manchester United 's season got underway with a shock 3 - 1 defeat by Crystal Palace as Wilfried Zaha grabbed a late double for the visitors in the Premier League on Saturday although VAR was once again the centre of attention. United looked off the pace

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (REUTERS) - Manchester United 's season got under way with a shock 3 - 1 defeat by Crystal Palace as Wilfried Zaha grabbed a late brace for the visitors in the Premier League on Saturday (Sept 19)

The defending was poor as Victor Lindelof allowed Jeffrey Schlupp to square the ball for Townsend, whose first goal in 20 league games was aided by slack marking at the far post.

Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay went close for United but they could have been two goals behind at halftime, with a superb David De Gea save keeping out a goal-bound Jordan Ayew strike.

United brought teenager Mason Greenwood on at halftime but their task was made more difficult when the VAR decided that referee Martin Atkinson should consult the pitch-side monitor and he awarded Palace a penalty for handball against Lindelof.

Ayew, whose shot was handled by the defender, had his spot kick briliiantly saved by De Gea. The VAR drama was not done though, with Atkinson informed that the keeper came off his line and the penalty was retaken, with Zaha converting this time.

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Wilfried Zaha scored twice as Crystal Palace beat Manchester United 3 - 1 for Ayew's spot-kick was saved, but the VAR adjudged De Gea had come off his line too early and the But Zaha 's low finish sealed the three points with five minutes remaining to continue Palace 's winning start to the season.

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New signing Donny van de Beek came off the bench to get the home side back in the contest with a goal on his debut after a fortunate ricochet, but former United forward Zaha made sure of a deserved win for Palace with a fine finish late on.

"I feel that it's not a penalty," United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. "I think the ball comes from so close to Victor, where can he put his hands? The decision to retake it, though, was the right one if you follow the rules."

There is a new directive this season to crack down on keeper encroachment at penalties but, even with VAR being on their side twice in quick succession, Palace were good value for their win, with manager Roy Hodgson full of praise for Zaha.

"I'm very pleased for him and the club," he said. "He's worked hard on getting strikes on target when he gets the chances, and that work is showing now."

(Reporting by Peter Hall; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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