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Man Utd beat Crystal Palace on Ralf Rangnick bow thanks to Fred goal

Manchester United earned a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on new manager Ralf Rangnick’s debut thanks to Fred’s second-half goal at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

With just 13 minutes left, and only moments after Palace’s Jordan Ayew had missed a massive chance, Fred found the net after a neat pull back from Mason Greenwood.

Rangnick, who was revealed as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s replacement on Monday, was unable to lead from the dugout during Thursday’s 3-2 victory over Arsenal, so Sunday marked his first official game in charge.

United’s players showed they had taken their new manager’s instructions on board as they pressed from the front and played at a noticeably quicker tempo.

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The home side were by far the better team throughout as they closed down Palace at every chance and refused to allow their opponents any time on the ball.

Rangnick started with Cristiano Ronaldo in attack alongside Marcus Rashford with the two supported by Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes, but United rarely threatened Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita with the final ball clearly lacking.

Palace had won on their two previous visits to Old Trafford, and as the match wore on and United’s players were unable to press with the same intensity, causing some frustration among the home fans, there was a sense the visitors could make it a third consecutive success.

On 75 minutes, Ayew fired James Tomkins’ knockdown across goal and wide with David de Gea beaten as Cheikhou Kouyate could not get on the end of it — and they were made to pay for that miss as Fred opened the scoring just two minutes later.

The clean sheet was United’s first at Old Trafford this season and it took them to three points behind fourth-place West Ham United, while Palace remain 13th.

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Everton knock Tottenham out of FA Cup on Bernard winner in extra-time goal-fest

Everton sent Tottenham Hotspur packing from the FA Cup with an extra-time goal from Bernard on Wednesday night at Goodison Park to send his team through to the quarterfinals with a 5-4 victory.

Tottenham opened the scoring and took a deserved lead inside of five minutes when Davinson Sanchez headed Son Heung Min’s corner past Robin Olsen in the Everton goal.

Everton hit back to go ahead in the span of several first-half minutes with a Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal and a Richarlison strike from outside of the penalty area that a diving Hugo Lloris could not reach.

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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was then whistled for a penalty after tripping Calvert-Lewin in the area and Gylfi Sigurdsson stepped up and calmly sent Lloris the wrong way from the spot to put Everton up 3-1. However, Spurs scored just before the break as Erik Lamela pounced on a Yerry Mina error and slotted a neat, left-footed shot past Olsen to trim the deficit for Jose Mourinho’s team to a single goal at half-time.

The back-and-forth match continued in the second half

With Spurs drawing level at 3-3 before the hour mark through Sanchez’s second of the night when he redirected a saved header off Olsen’s mitt and tapped into the back of the net.

Richarlison fired Everton back in front with his second goal, defeating Lloris at his far post with a screamer after Sigurdsson played him into the area with a clever little through ball.

Harry Kane, who had looked menacing all game, finally scored to put Tottenham back on level terms with a smashing header at the back post from a beautiful, whipped in cross from Son that set the teams on course for extra time.

Sigurdsson added to his assist tally in the first period of extra time with a lovely chip over Spurs’ defense and into the box that left Bernard time to settle, have a look at goal and fire an unstoppable volley past Lloris to give Everton the lead yet again.

Ancelotti and Everton will now await results from the final two games of the FA Cup on Thursday to see who they will face in the quarterfinals.

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