Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita makes a save against Manchester United
Manchester United rarely threatened at Selhurst Park

Manchester United’s already slim Premier League title hopes were dealt a blow as they were held to a goalless draw in a drab encounter at Crystal Palace.

The visitors dominated possession but struggled to create many meaningful chances, with Nemanja Matic going closest in the first half when he brought out a decent save from Vicente Guaita.

Palace did not manage a shot on target until early in the second half when Jordan Ayew fired straight at keeper Dean Henderson after a good one-two with Christian Benteke.

But the hosts almost pinched it right at the end when Patrick van Aanholt was put in on goal, but he was denied by Henderson.

The draw means Manchester United are 14 points behind leaders and local rivals Manchester City before the two sides meet on Sunday.

The point for Crystal Palace moved them on to 34 points and 11 points clear of the relegation zone as Roy Hodgson’s side edge closer to securing another season of Premier League football.

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Crystal Palace

Starting XI

  1. Squad number31Player nameGuaita

    Average rating

    6.50

  2. Squad number2Player nameWard

    Average rating

    6.52

  3. Squad number8Player nameKouyaté

    Average rating

    6.88

  4. Squad number24Player nameCahill

    Average rating

    6.70

  5. Squad number3Player namevan Aanholt

    Average rating

    6.10

  6. Squad number10Player nameTownsend

    Average rating

    6.56

  7. Squad number22Player nameMcCarthy

    Average rating

    6.08

  8. Squad number4Player nameMilivojevic

    Average rating

    6.18

  9. Squad number25Player nameEze

    Average rating

    6.12

  10. Squad number9Player nameJ Ayew

    Average rating

    6.18

  11. Squad number20Player nameBenteke

    Average rating

    5.79

Substitutes

  1. Squad number15Player nameSchlupp

    Average rating

    5.66

  2. Squad number44Player nameRiedewald

    Average rating

    5.80

Manchester United

Starting XI

  1. Squad number26Player nameHenderson
    Average rating

    5.52

  2. Squad number29Player nameWan-Bissaka
    Average rating

    4.34

  3. Squad number3Player nameBailly
    Average rating

    3.97

  4. Squad number5Player nameMaguire
    Average rating

    3.30

  5. Squad number23Player nameShaw
    Average rating

    5.28

  6. Squad number17Player nameFred
    Average rating

    3.30

  7. Squad number31Player nameMatic
    Average rating

    3.43

  8. Squad number11Player nameGreenwood
    Average rating

    3.50

  9. Squad number18Player nameBruno Fernandes
    Average rating

    3.33

  10. Squad number10Player nameRashford
    Average rating

    2.66

  11. Squad number7Player nameCavani
    Average rating

    3.30

Substitutes

  1. Squad number21Player nameJames
    Average rating

    4.33

  2. Squad number39Player nameMcTominay
    Average rating

    4.09

Line-ups

Crystal Palace

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31Guaita
  • 2Ward
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 24Cahill
  • 3van Aanholt
  • 10Townsend
  • 22McCarthySubstituted forRiedewaldat 62′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Milivojevic
  • 25EzeSubstituted forSchluppat 84′minutes
  • 9J Ayew
  • 20Benteke

Substitutes

  • 1Butland
  • 6Dann
  • 14Mateta
  • 15Schlupp
  • 21Wickham
  • 23Batshuayi
  • 34Kelly
  • 38Hannam
  • 44Riedewald

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 26Henderson
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 3Bailly
  • 5Maguire
  • 23Shaw
  • 17FredSubstituted forMcTominayat 74′minutes
  • 31Matic
  • 11Greenwood
  • 18Bruno Fernandes
  • 10Rashford
  • 7CavaniSubstituted forJamesat 76′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lindelöf
  • 13Grant
  • 19Diallo
  • 21James
  • 27Telles
  • 33Williams
  • 38Tuanzebe
  • 39McTominay
  • 74Shoretire

Referee:
Andre Marriner

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Crystal Palace 0, Manchester United 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Manchester United 0.

  3. Jairo Riedewald (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Scott McTominay (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Foul by Jairo Riedewald (Crystal Palace).

  6. Offside, Manchester United. Luke Shaw tries a through ball, but Marcus Rashford is caught offside.

  7. Attempt saved. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic.

  8. Attempt missed. Luke Shaw (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a headed pass.

  9. Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Joel Ward.

  10. Substitution, Crystal Palace. Jeffrey Schlupp replaces Eberechi Eze.

  11. Foul by Luke Shaw (Manchester United).

  12. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Attempt missed. Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes.

  14. Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Patrick van Aanholt.

  15. Attempt missed. Daniel James (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Shaw with a cross.

  16. Eric Bailly (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Foul by Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace).

  18. Substitution, Manchester United. Daniel James replaces Edinson Cavani.

  19. Substitution, Manchester United. Scott McTominay replaces Fred.

  20. Offside, Manchester United. Harry Maguire tries a through ball, but Marcus Rashford is caught offside.

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