Premier League 2022-23, Crystal Palace hold Manchester United 1-1: Stats
Manchester United dropped two crucial points in the ongoing Premier League 2022-23 season after drawing 1-1 versus Crystal Palace. A match that was earlier postponed saw United take the lead and have decent control over the game. However, Palace were superb in the second half and equalized in the 90th minute via Michael Olise's stunning free-kick. Here are the key stats.
Standings and match stats
United could have leapfrogged Manchester City to go second but went upto third, going above Newcastle United. United now have 39 points from the midway stage in the PL 2022-23 season (W12 D3 L4). Meanwhile, Palace earned a point to remain 12th with 23 points after 19 games. United had 15 attempts but just four shots on target, besides 61% ball possession.
Palace hold MUFC!
Michael Olise's stunning free-kick earns Crystal Palace a point#CRYMUN pic.twitter.com/2sOcwhQ1fJ— Premier League (@premierleague) January 18, 2023
How did the match pan out?
Manchester United started well but it was Palace who had a sniff of goal first as David de Gea produced a world class save to deny Odsonne Edouard. Minutes later, a fine move saw Christian Eriksen find Bruno Fernandes, who thumped home the opener. Palace found an equalizer later on as United had a penalty claim chalked off before Casemiro missed a sitter.
United lose Casemiro for the Arsenal game
United will be without key defensive midfielder Casemiro for the Arsenal game. He will be serving a one-game suspension after picking up his fifth booking of the league season following a late challenge on Wilfried Zaha in the 80th minute.
Eriksen and Fernandes churn out these stats
Eriksen now has seven assists in the Premier League 2022-23 season, besides nine overall across competitions for United. Overall, he has raced to 73 PL assists (66 for Spurs). Fernandes scored his 4th Premier League goal this season. He now has 40 PL goals, including 55 in all competitions. He also has 43 assists for United.
Fernandes joins an elite list
As per Opta, Fernandes now has 20 goals both home and away in the Premier League. He is one of the four players to have scored 20+ goals (home and away) since his debut in February 2020, alongside Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, and Son Heung-Min.
Key records for United
As per Squawka, Palace are the first team this season to prevent United from winning a Premier League game when leading at half-time this season. Meanwhile, no team has conceded more direct free-kick goals in the Premier League this season than United (2). United's nine game winning run across competitions came to an end. United have lost just once in their previous 20 matches.