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‘Great football’ – Oliver Glasner hails Crystal Palace’s second-half performance in convincing win over Manchester United

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Oliver Glasner insisted it was hard work for his Crystal Palace side as they ran out 4-0 winners over Manchester United at Selhurst Park on Monday evening.

The Eagles took the lead after 12 minutes when Michael Olise flicked the ball beyond Casemiro and was allowed to drive at the United goal. The French youngster took aim from the edge of the box to squeeze a shot past Andre Onana.

Jean-Philippe Mateta doubled Palace’s lead in the 40th minute when he chopped the ball past Jonny Evans and dispatched a thunderous effort beyond Onana to net his 12th Premier League goal of the season.

Mitchell scored Palace’s third of the evening in the 58th minute when Adam Wharton crossed for Joachim Andersen at the back post, with the ball eventually falling to Palace’s left-back just outside of the goal to slot home.

Olise bagged his brace and Palace’s fourth when Daniel Munoz bullied Casemiro off the ball and found the French attacker on the edge of the box. The 22-year-old cut on to his left foot and smashed an effort beyond the United keeper.

This is the first time the Eagles have beaten United at Old Trafford and at home in the same season in their Premier League history.

Glasner said: “Congratulations to the name for the result and especially for the performance, especially in the second half. 

“We could do better in the first half. We were very efficient, scoring two very nice goals. But we gave them too many passes between our lines. It was an open game, but we were very efficient.

“We made some adaptations at half-time. In the second half, especially after the third goal, we played some great football.

“The players had a lot of fun being on the pitch, playing together and creating chances. It was a great performance and a fantastic result.

“It was hard work. It was the focus. The players got confidence from moving the ball quicker. 

“We knew that if we got our players in these positions, with their qualities and one one-on-one dribbles, it’s difficult to defend them.

“The substitutes also brought such great energy and intensity. 

“It was hard work, but worth it.” 

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