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Premier League: Ighalo, Eze In Action As Palace Shock Man United At Old Trafford

Premier League: Ighalo, Eze In Action As Palace Shock Man United At Old Trafford

Odion Ighalo featured for nine minutes as Manchester United opened the season with a shocking 3-1 home defeat against Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford on Saturday, reports Completesports.com.

The forward took the place of Timothy Fosu- Mensah in the 81st minute.

Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze also started the game from the bench and took the place of Jeffrey Schlupp in the 75th minute.

Andros Townsend gave Palace the lead in the seventh minute.

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Wilfred Zaha, who featured in just four games during his year-long spell at United earlier his career scored from the spot in the 74th minute.

Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek came on for his United debut in the second half and reduced the deficit with a well-taken effort 10 minutes from time.

Zaha’s superb finish five minutes from time ensured a second successive victory for the visitors at Old Trafford.

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  • Unicorn 4 years ago

    Like the clamour from several quarters that Ole is mismanaging Ighalo as at last season glaringly the Europa game against Sevilla, he has hearken and now changed. Ighalo at least played 9 minutes today unlike before where he plays 0.56 seconds.

    Also, That Eze guy is a real deal o. I got the chance to watch him so well today. He was a thorn in the flesh with his speed, skills, passes and power to Man U today. No wonder e dey form for Naija. Waiting for England call up. If that guy should switch to Nigeria tomorrow, ‘Iwobi addicts’ will have to go and swallow some pills oo cuz he will make that No.10 his for years.

    • If only Nigeria can get that Eze boy and Saka, it will really change the look, speed, quality and appeal of SE first 11. Sadly, their shakara is too much and it seems they’re positioning themselves for notice and call up soon by Southgate. Rohr and NFF have tried.

      Nevertheless, our current squad looks promising. Hopefully, they match and exceed those potentials, starting with that CIV friendly with their super hot Zaha, Pepe etc.

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