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Matic hits late winner as Man Utd secure comeback win at Palace

​Former Chelsea star, ​Nemanja Matic scored a stunning stoppage-time winner ​to help​ Manchester United go second in the Premier League table​ as they ​​came from ​2-0 down to win at Crystal Palace.

​Palace, fighting relegation, held a two-goal lead shortly after half-time, ​but the visitors continued to press ​and ​were able to equalize by 76 minutes, before Matic’s late stunner.​

Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt​ were​ Palace’s goal scorers, while Chris Smalling​ and ​​Romelu Lukaku ​(who scored his 99th Premier League goal) cancelled their efforts.

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​A minute into added time, ​Matic smashed in a dipping shot from 25 yards to move United above Liverpool​, who they play this weekend.​

Roy Hodgson’s side would have climbed all the way up to 13th place with a win​, but have been consigned ​to another week in the drop zone​– on 18th spot​​.​

U​nited will host Liverpool ​at Old Trafford on Saturday​, a clash that would go a long way to determine where both teams would finish in the league this season.​

 

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