Two Nigeria targets come off bench for Eagles in loss to Manchester United
Published: December 05, 2021
Two Nigeria targets come off bench for Eagles in loss to Manchester United
Crystal Palace have suffered a third successive Premier League defeat, losing 1-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

German football tactician Ralf Rangnick, new interim boss of the Red Devils, took charge for the first time since his appointment after he was granted a work permit last week.

Anglo-Nigerian striker Shola Shoretire was on U23 duties in the Premier League 2 today and was not in United's matchday squad against the Eagles.

Manchester United dominated the opening forty five minutes but had no goal to show for it, with Ronaldo, Fernandes and Dalot coming close.

Thirteen minutes from time, Fred with a beautifully executed shot picked out the top corner to open the scoring.

Crystal Palace had a wonderful chance of their own which Jordan Ayew could not take in the 75th minute, the Ghanaian side-footing inches wide.

Two Nigeria Football Federation targets in Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze came off the bench to replace Ayew and
Kouyaté respectively in the 84th minute but the duo didn't make any meaningful impact with the little time left.

Both teams had limited opportunities in the last five minutes and United were able to hold on to their slender lead.

Igho Kingsley

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