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  • Andros Townsend puts Palace ahead with a deflected shot.
  • Patrick van Aanholt doubles the lead three minutes into the second half.
  • Chris Smalling heads United back in the game on 55 minutes.
  • Romelu Lukaku equalises with 99th Premier League goal.
  • Nemanja Matic nets first United goal in stoppage time.
  • Crystal Palace remain in the bottom three with a point separating them from safety.
  • Manchester United back to second, two points above Liverpool.

Well that brings an end to our coverage from Selhurst Park. It has been a cracking night in south London, with United producing a comeback worthy of Sir Alex Ferguson's spell in charge. Hard on Palace though, who gave so much.

We're back tomorrow with live coverage from the Champions League. But until next time, goodnight.

Full time: Crystal Palace 2-3 Manchester United

Harsh on Crystal Palace, who led from the 11th minute and were two-up with 42 minutes left after Patrick van Aanholt's effort.

But Chris Smalling got one back immediately, before Romelu Lukaku levelled. Nemanja Matic netted his first United goal from 25 yards to give United a win which takes them back to second.

Palace will take a lot from this display, but that is of little consolation for Roy Hodgson right now I'd expect.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 2-3 Manchester United (Nemanja Matic)

What a way to win the game, if that indeed does prove to be the clincher.

United complete the comeback as Matic takes aim from nearly 30 yards and it glides through the air and beyond Hennessey. Fabulous strike.

Three added minutes.

End-to-end-stuff at Selhurst Park. Juan Mata the latest to be denied as Hennessey comes out to smoother his shot.

Into the final minute and Romelu Lukaku looks a bit uncomfortable after taking a knock. Though the less said about that, the better.

This has been the game of the weekend if you ask me, and having watched nearly all of them I am perhaps in a decent position to judge.

Palace now having a go at getting a late winner, pumping the ball in the box and testing Lindelof, who has looked all at sea from the first minute.

Lukaku twists and turns but crosses the ball straight out of play. Six minutes to go and the way the game is going there is only going to be one winner.

Romelu Lukaku celebrates drawing United level in the second half.

Romelu Lukaku

Into the final 10 minutes and it is anyone's game now.

Palace make their first change as Riedewald replaces Schlupp. Certainly a 'hold what we have change' from Roy Hodgson.

Palace almost retake the lead immediately as Benteke out-jumps Smalling and it takes a fine stop from De Gea to keep United level.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 2-2 Manchester United (Romelu Lukaku)

And we're level. Jesse Lingard shot strikes the crossbar and Palace are slow to react. Lukaku brings the ball down and after fainting to shoot, finds the net past Hennessey who was clearly un-sighted.

United really turning the screw here and Palace are merely surviving. Even a point would be a great result for them, but can they hold on for all three? Fifteen minutes left.

OFF THE LINE! Palace escape losing their lead. Christian Benteke may have suffered in the attacking half but he proves invaluable in his own box, hacking off the line from Matic's shot.

Young and Valencia make way for Shaw and Mata.

United piling on the pressure as Pogba forces Hennessey into a flying near-post save. Around a quarter of the game remaining.

Luke Shaw and Juan Mata preparing to come on for Manchester United.

Palace meanwhile not scared to have a go in search of a third here, seeing that United are still very vulnerable at the back.

Benteke heads wide from Van Aanholt's floated cross, but he can't generate the power or direction required.

Chris Smalling glances United back in the game.

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Palace celebrate going two-up over United.

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This game has turned on its head now, with United dominating the ball and look much more of a threat going forward. Palace back in survival mode with half an hour to go.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 2-1 Manchester United (Chris Smalling)

Smalling headed wide wastefully a minute ago but he makes amends now by thrusting United back in the game. Valencia crosses and with United having an overload of bodies, the England defender heads across Hennessey and into the corner.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 2-0 Manchester United (Patrick van Aanholt)

Palace get what could be a critical second before United have got going into the second half.

Jeffrey Schlupp wins a free-kick and with United having gone to sleep he plays in Van Aanholt who steadies himself before planting the ball beyond De Gea at the near post.

If this United front-six can't end the club's barren run in front of goal away from home, then who can?

They haven't lost three in a row in the Premier League on the road without scoring since 1988.

Players out for the second half.

Marcus Rashford on for the second half to instill some drive into the United display. Scott McTominay unsurprisingly makes way.

Half-time: Crystal Palace 1-0 Manchester United

The Eagles are rising from the ashes again and their relegation lifeline has come in the form of a half-time lead against Manchester United.

Andros Townsend has got the goal to put Palace on course for their first ever league win over Jose Mourinho's side. The visitors have been woeful and have been unable to live with the intensity of their hosts.

Young and Milivojevic both on their feet. Both will get some more treatment at the break.

One added minute at Selhurst and that will be extended as Ashley Young and Luka Milivojevic clash heads in the Palace box. Both players getting treatment.

Pogba is too ponderous on the ball and McArthur gets back to snuff out another United attack. Palace look like getting through to half time at this rate.

Booking for Scott McTominay, who flies in on Van Aanholt after Valencia went to win a tackle he was never going to get.

Jesse Lingard smashes wide from 20 yards after Matic won the ball back. Ashley Young was in loads of room on the left, but he remained un-used.

Roy Hodgson has nothing to worry about amid his side's first half display.

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Paul Pogba smashes a free-kick well out of play. Just about sums up United in this first half. They're in for an earful at the break if this continues.

More possession for United as this half as worn on, but they're struggling to get into areas where they can hurt Palace.

Scott McTominay, who has chosen to represent Scotland over England, is having a nightmare in the United midfield and has been subject to a rollicking from a few of his teammates already.

McArthur rides one tackle and slams over the bar as Palace continue to rock United. This has the makings of a very uncomfortable evening for the 20-time English champions.

No pressure on Ashley Young and Wayne Hennessey has to punch clear his cross from the left. United have been pretty woeful in this opening quarter, consistent with their recent away displays in this division.

Andros Townsend celebrates putting Palace into an early lead.

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Sorloth nicks the ball off Nemanja Matic and runs at the United back-four. He cuts inside and tests De Gea with a low effort which the Spaniard easily saves. But it is all Palace.

Quite a stat.

Andros Townsend on the ball early on.

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GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-0 Manchester United (Andros Townsend)

Lift off for Palace, and boy do they deserve it.

Christian Benteke creates chaos on the edge of the box and tees up Townsend, who curls in off Lindelof - who turned his back on the shot - and it flies beyond a motionless De Gea.

Wayne Hennessey to the rescue as United hit back. Lingard heads on after Lukaku flicked on and Sanchez stoops and the Wales goalkeeper makes a good stop. decent start to this one.

Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling all over the place as the first miss-kicks a cross before the second shanks the ball behind for a corner.

From that set-piece James Tomkins attempts an overhead kick which flies wide.

First bout of pressure from Palace sees Townsend swing in a cross from the right and Benteke just can't grow enough and it floats out of play.

Under way at Selhurst Park. Palace in their traditional red and blue stripes, United in silver shirts and white shorts.

Players in the tunnel and on their way out at Selhurst.

Prediction time. I fared well yesterday so fingers crossed that can continue tonight.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Manchester United

Palace were of course a penalty kick away from being the first side to beat Manchester City - before they lost to Liverpool - and were four minutes from holding Tottenham last weekend, so there is plenty of spirit and resolve in Hodgson's side.

Can they hold up Manchester United, who have been dodgy on the road, tonight?

Roy Hodgson very optimistic ahead of kick-off, particularly given that Palace's injury list is finally start to clear. Martin Kelly and Jeffrey Schlupp are both back today and they will add some fresh legs to the south Londoners.

Jose Mourinho on Sky Sports: "[Martial] injured. I don't know [what ti is] but yesterday he felt something. We have a fight to finish in the top four. This is a team under pressure and they have very good players and an experienced players."

Where are the goals coming from today from Crystal Palace?

They have mustered just 25 in the Premier League this season - rock bottom West Brom are the only side to have scored fewer in the bottom half. Luka Milivojevic is their top scorer with just seven but they're missing lots of goals from the team including Bakary Sako and Wilfried Zaha.

Christian Benteke, who leads the attack again tonight, has just two. Which is frankly pitiful. There is no doubt this United back-line can be got at, but do Palace have the tools to do so?

One hopeful United fan in the away end wanting to catch David de Gea's attention.

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
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Odds-on to progress to the last-16 of the Champions League, in the FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton, and yet Jose Mourinho has identified finishing second in the Premier League as the priority this season.

Liverpool's win over Newcastle saw them leapfrog United in the table and regardless of tonight's result you feel the weekend clash between the two will be pivotal in the pursuit of that runners-up spot.

There is no advantage to finishing second, third or fourth, so they and Tottenham are more of less playing for pride but United will be keen to highlight how they can be the side to rival City next season.

A draw for Southampton and victory for Swansea has sent Crystal Palace into the bottom three for the first time for three month, though having gone five without a win you can't say it hasn't been coming.

Only a win tonight will be good enough to climb out of the relegation zone ahead of next weekend's fixtures. You really fear the eagles could actually get cut adrift, with Chelsea, Huddersfield and then Liverpool to follow before the end of the month.

Their run-in looks presentable and a clash at Stoke on the penultimate weekend of the campaign could prove pivotal but any point between now and then are absolute crucial if they are to beat the drop.

Selhurst Park looking resplendent before kick-off.

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Jose Mourinho and his team have arrived at Selhurst Park.

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So it is or less as you were for both Palace and United tonight. The Eagles welcome back their two fit-again players, while the visitors make just one change from the comeback win over Chelsea.

We await to hear the reason for Martial's omission. United do not play in the Champions League again until next Wednesday and host Liverpool this weekend.

Two changes for Palace as Martin Kelly returns in place of Tim Fosu-Mensah, who is ineligible to face his parent club, and Jeffrey Schlupp comes in for Jairo Riedewald. Diego Cavalieri is on the bench after his move to the club.

And now the Crystal Palace XI.

One change for United, Jesse Lingard replacing Anthony Martial who has not travelled to south London. Matteo Darmian is back on the bench.

Teams are in. Starting with Manchester United.

Not a good omen for Eagles fans.

Now they have arrived. No indication yet that kick-off has been put back.

Manchester United delayed on their way to Selhurst Park. We await news to see if the kick-off is affected.

Roy Hodgson left some of the media perplexed in his pre-match media briefing by stating that he didn't know much about this current Manchester United team, and that he used Match of the Day to study opponents.

I am not sure that will instill a great deal of confidence in the home support tonight, who will be looking for the club's first win since January.

Here is what is on the Selhurst Park playlist tonight. Something for everyone in there.

Some early team news from Selhurst in that Jesse Lingard is expected to start tonight, with Anthony Martial - who has not even travelled - missing out.

Team news on the way from Selhurst Park but how might both sides line up?

Palace have an extensive injury list which includes the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Martin Kelly and Jeffrey Schlupp are back however.

United have similar issues with six first team players out. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back in training but is not expected to be involved. Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo are also out.

After a rather dreary weekend of Premier League football - lets blame the cold weather - hopefully we have game tonight to warm us through. Crystal Palace host Manchester United in a vital game particularly at the bottom.

The Eagles slipped into the bottom three over the weekend as result went against them but a win tonight could take them as high as 13th in the league, which would be anything but unlucky.

United meanwhile dropped themselves, to third, after Liverpool beat Newcastle yet they can return to second and prolong Man City's wait for the title if they come away from south London with all three points.

Team news and updates ahead of the 8pm kick-off on the way.