Take a bow Nemanja Matic…
With Manchester City cruising towards the Premier League title, Manchester United are still scraping it out with Jose Mourinho’s men desperate to finish in second position.
United headed to Selhurst Park on Monday evening needing a win after Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspurs both secured three points over the weekend.
However, things got off to a desperate start for the Red Devils with Palace taking the lead in the 11th minute after Andros Townsend curled a beautiful effort into the top right-hand corner from just outside the box.
During the interlude, a frankly jaw-dropping stat emerged as it was confirmed that United’s record earner, Alexis Sanchez, had lost the ball a whopping 19 times in the first half.
Alexis Sanchez, 500k-a-week.
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) March 5, 2018
From there, things got worse before they got better for United as Patrick van Aanholt put Crystal Palace 2-0 up before Chris Smalling managed to claw Mourinho’s side back into the contest.
As the minutes ticked down, proceedings looked destined to end in a stalemate before, in the dying moments of injury time, Nemanja Matic rocketed an absolute screamer into the Palace net to hand United the spoils.
Check out his sensational effort below;