stunned as Patrick van Aanholt scored an injury-time winner to record their first victory at since 1989.

Full-back Van Aanholt netted in the 93rd minute, smashing in as the ball broke loose following Wilfried Zaha’s burst forward.

Daniel James thought he had rescued a point for United when he curled in a delightful equaliser in the 89th minute following neat build-up from Marcus Rashford and .

But Rashford will rue striking the post from the penalty spot earlier in the second period – the second spot-kick the Red Devils have missed this week after had one saved in the 1-1 draw at Wolves on Monday.

Jordan Ayew had scored the opener in the first half against the run of play, latching on to Jeffrey Schlupp’s flick-on and coolly converting Palace’s first goal of the campaign, before the late drama.

United’s failing evident

Pogba received racist abuse on social media after his miss from the spot at Molineux.

United released a statement condemning the abuse, while fans brought an anti-racism flag into the stadium and sang “there’s only one ” to show they were behind the France midfielder.

However, a nasty minority of the tweets that followed Rashford’s miss showed the issue remains.

The England striker’s failure from the spot formed part of a bad day for United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The club paid a collective £130m this summer for defenders Harry Maguire and Wan-Bissaka – but neither covered round the back of centre-back Victor Lindelof in the lead-up to Palace’s opener, so when the Swede lost out to Schlupp as they challenged for goalkeeper Vicente Guaita’s clearance, Ayew was able to race clear of the United defence and finish.

James was Solskjaer’s third summer signing. The Welshman is having a major impact and his curling shot to equalise was a brilliant effort.

However, for the second game running, the winger was booked for diving – even if the decision from referee Paul Tierney looked harsh.

Dream debut for Cahill

It was a sweet day for ’s veteran defender Gary Cahill.

Playing at in the for his fourth different club, Cahill was celebrating his first win.

He made only two league appearances for last season, so the 33-year-old could be forgiven an element of rustiness, although it was pure pace from Martial that caused the centre-back to drag the forward down as the hosts searched for a quick equaliser.

Cahill could easily have been sent off. Instead, he remained on the pitch and used his experience to steer Palace to an unexpected victory.

Eagles manager Roy Hodgson is too experienced to get carried away by one game – but given his side were yet to score this season and had lost five of their past six visits to , the the former England boss surely cannot have travelled with much confidence.

But they now sit level with United on points, and with Cahill easing himself in after his summer move from , Hodgson could have one of the season’s best free transfers at their disposal.

Man of the match – Gary Cahill ()

Gary Cahill

Palace break records – the stats

  • have won only one of their past nine matches, scoring just eight goals and conceding 16.
  • Palace’s Van Aanholt became only the second player to score a 90th-minute winner against United in the after Thierry Henry for in January 2007, and the first to do so at .
  • earned their first win over in the in their 21st meeting in the competition, and their first in the league since May 1991 (3-0 at Selhurst Park).
  • United are only the second team to win a penalty in each of their first three matches of a season, after in 2012-13. However, the Blues scored all three of theirs while the Red Devils have missed two.
  • Since the start of last season, have earned 60% of their points in the league in away games (32 out of 53), more than any other side.
  • James is the seventh player to score in his first two appearances at for the club.
  • Ayew’s opener for came from their first shot and first touch in the opposition’s box.
  • Rashford’s long-range effort in the 58th minute was the latest United have attempted their first shot on target of a game at since April 2017 against West Brom (67th minute).

Line-ups

Man Utd

  • 1de Gea
  • 29Wan-BissakaBooked at 46mins
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 5Maguire
  • 23ShawSubstituted forYoungat 34′minutes
  • 6Pogba
  • 39McTominaySubstituted forMataat 85′minutes
  • 21JamesBooked at 71mins
  • 14LingardSubstituted forGreenwoodat 56′minutes
  • 10Rashford
  • 9Martial

Substitutes

  • 8Mata
  • 15Pereira
  • 18Young
  • 22Romero
  • 26Greenwood
  • 31Matic
  • 38Tuanzebe

  • 31GuaitaBooked at 86mins
  • 2Ward
  • 34Kelly
  • 24CahillBooked at 41mins
  • 3van Aanholt
  • 11ZahaBooked at 79mins
  • 18McArthur
  • 4MilivojevicBooked at 38mins
  • 8KouyatéSubstituted forMcCarthyat 83′minutes
  • 15SchluppSubstituted forTownsendat 80′minutes
  • 9J AyewSubstituted forBentekeat 75′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Dann
  • 7Meyer
  • 10Townsend
  • 13Hennessey
  • 17Benteke
  • 21Wickham
  • 22McCarthy
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
73,454

Match Stats

Home TeamMan UtdAway Team
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home22
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away18

Live Text

Juan Mata () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha () right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic following a fast break.

Booking

Vicente Guaita () is shown the yellow card.

Luka Milivojevic () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, . Juan Mata replaces Scott McTominay.

Substitution

Substitution, . James McCarthy replaces Cheikhou Kouyaté.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, . Andros Townsend replaces Jeffrey Schlupp.

Attempt missed. () header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ashley Young with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Wilfried Zaha () is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Scott McTominay () left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. () header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ashley Young with a cross following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Scott McTominay () header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Young with a cross.

Marcus Rashford () wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, . Christian Benteke replaces Jordan Ayew.

Scott McTominay () wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Harry Maguire () header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ashley Young with a cross.

Penalty . Scott McTominay draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Luka Milivojevic () after a foul in the penalty area.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Luka Milivojevic ().

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