Wednesday 3 June, 2020

EPL UPDATE: Crystal Palace lead Manchester United at halftime

Crystal Palace's Jordan Ayew celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in Manchester, England Saturday, Aug, 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Crystal Palace's Jordan Ayew celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during their English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in Manchester, England Saturday, Aug, 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Crystal Palace lead Manchester United 1 - 0 at halftime, through a Jordan Ayew goal against the run of play at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on Saturay.

Following a period of dominance by the home side, Ayew collected a flick-on from Jeffrey Schlupp in the 33rd minute and calmly fired the ball past David de Gea into the United goal.

What's worse is that Manchester United suffered a potentially significant blow after Luke Shaw sustained an apparent hamstring injury.

Left-back Shaw, who has been plagued by fitness problems throughout his United career, darted forward just before the half-hour mark before offloading possession while clutching his right hamstring.

The England international walked off the pitch after receiving medical attention and, although he attempted to play on, Shaw was replaced by club captain Ashley Young in the 34th minute, just after Palace took the lead through Ayew.

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