22/02/2014, par
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Résumé : Palace 0 United 2

Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney struck within six minutes of each other to hand Manchester United victory over Crystal Palace.

The Dutchman’s penalty was quickly followed by an unstoppable volley from his strike partner to break down the resilient hosts, and the goals were a relief for the Reds after their spells of possession had not yielded any reward.

Palace soaked up waves of United pressure in the first half, with Rooney’s curling effort from the edge of the box headed away from under his crossbar by Damian Delaney, with Nemanja Vidic heading the rebound just over. David De Gea was largely untested but he was alert enough to parry away a deflection off Chris Smalling, while Marouane Fellaini wasted an opportunity just before the break when the Belgian, back in the side for the first time since 4 December, shot wide after a neat touch from Juan Mata.

Palace went on the attack early in the second half, but the game turned on 62 minutes when a clumsy challenge by Eagles striker Marouane Chamakh on Patrice Evra on the edge of the box resulted in a penalty that van Persie clinically despatched. A curling shot from Cameron Jerome drew a fine save from De Gea low to his left which proved vital when Evra cut the ball back to Rooney, who lashed in a

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