Viewers of this evening’s clash between Crystal Palace and Manchester United have taken to Twitter to point to point to a weakness in the goalkeeping repertoire of Red Devils shot-stopper David De Gea, after Patrick Van Aaanholt doubled the home side’s lead.
The two sides are currently locked in action at Selhurst Park, with hosts Palace having come into proceedings on the back of no wins from their last 5 league outings, the latest of which saw the Eagles fall to a hugely-disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to Tottenham courtesy of a late Harry Kane strike.
Manchester United, meanwhile, bounced back from a shock 1-0 loss away to Newcastle 3 weeks ago with 2 wins and a draw from their last 3 games, including a crucial 2-1 victory over Chelsea last time out.
Unsurprisingly, Manchester United were labelled as clear favourites ahead of kick-off, meaning there was shock amongst viewers when Palace took the lead with just 11 minutes on the clock, courtesy of Andros Townsend.
After Christian Benteke was slipped in down the left side of United’s box, the burly Belgian hitman cut inside, before laying a pass off to the incoming Townsend on the edge of the area.
And the English wide man’s ensuing driven effort took a massive deflection off of Victor Lindelof, leaving David De Gea wrong-footed and arrowing perfectly into the top-right hand corner of United’s goal.
Incredibly, things soon got worse for Jose Mourinho’s travelling giants, as a quick free-kick inside United’s half just after the interval saw Patrick Van Aanholt given a clear path to goal, with the Dutch flyer making no mistake with his finish, driving home at the near post of David De Gea.
While Van Aanholt’s finish was an impressive one, fans couldn’t help but point to the fact that David De Gea was beaten rather easily at his near post, after the Spanish shot-stopper also allowed Willian to smash home at his near post during United’s 2-1 victory over Chelsea last weekend: