Fellaini scores twice as Manchester United pile on misery for sorry Palace

Sheri Evans
October 1, 2017

Rashford - another of the stars brought in by Mourinho - was the creator, easily cruising past Joel Ward down the left and cutting back to Mata, who finished simply with his left foot from 12 yards.

Next up for Man United is the small matter of a trip to Liverpool after the worldwide break, while Palace's search for their first league point of the season will continue away to the champions Chelsea next time out.

Without hitting top gear, United doubled their advantage in the 35th after the industrious Ashley Young delivered a ideal cross from the left for Fellaini to sweep home at the far post. That record is now extended to seven matches.

ManUtd.com has gathered a selection of post-match quotes following another resounding win for Manchester United.

Two close-range finishes from two fine crosses underlined the importance of Fellaini's aerial threat in the box and he is clearly going to be a significant figure in United's season.

The goal was born from a header near Marouane Fellaini who stood two meters in front of goal as he grabbed a pass from Rashford's free kick.

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Palace's wait for a goal went on, with Andros Townsend's free-kick flying just wide in their only opportunity in the closing stages, before Anthony Martial was impressively denied by Hennessey after being played in by fellow substitute Ander Herrera.

7 - No player has scored more goals in their first 7 @premierleague apps for @ManUtd than Romelu Lukaku (7, level with Andrew Cole).

With big money signings such as Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic claiming numerous plaudits in midfield for a United team who have claimed 19 points from a possible 21 to sit joint-top of the fledgling table, Fellaini has quietly become a key piece of Mourinho's team.

- Crystal Palace have lost eight consecutive league games without scoring, the joint-longest run in English league history alongside Hartlepool (two occasions, 1970 and 1993) and Sunderland (1977). Score 4-0. Game over.

United boss Mourinho appeared annoyed once or twice at things he saw on the field, and had to dry his hair with a towel at one point, but this wet afternoon could hardly have gone much better for him as his unbeaten team ascended to the top of the table.

The visitors started off the game playing deep in their own half hoping to keep a tight game against the Red Devils. "Fellaini gets himself into forward positions more often and took his goals really well".

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