Manchester United took the lead against Crystal Palace with a clinical right footed finish by Romelu Lukaku.
The strike was Lukaku’s 9th Premier League goal of the campaign, having struggled for form for most of the season.
Lukaku had earlier missed a fantastic opportunity to open the scoring, blazing Luke Shaw’s corner over the bar from point blank range.
Though the pair would combine once again, and after Shaw’s adventurous run, the ball fell to United’s Belgian centre forward who slotted the ball home cooly with his weaker foot.
Crystal Palace have also missed a hatful of chances this half, most notably Jeffrey Schlupp who almost capitalised on United’s lazy defending to equalise almost immediately after United’s opener.
Fans were quick to praise England full-back Luke Shaw’s influence in United’s opening goal:
Shaw’s run and lukakus finish, is the definition of liquid football
— ™#RM™ (@MagicalMurphy10) February 27, 2019
What an assist from Luke Shaw btw 👏🏼 guys been unreal this season.. not being chosen for the world cup was definitely the best thing for him!
— 〽️ (@Michael_Curtiss) February 27, 2019
— utdreport (@utdreport) February 27, 2019
🗓 Romelu Lukaku scores his first goal for Man Utd since the 5th January!
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) February 27, 2019
Lukaku : *uses right leg to score*
World : pic.twitter.com/ZxJKIMZwAz
— Majin Ralex ⚡ (@ryan_baroochi) February 27, 2019
What a good goal from Lukaku- great performance so far from a very understrength team!
— Martin Laste (@lastiemar) February 27, 2019
Watching Lukaku's goal again, Shaw gets the ball just inside the Palace half and goes past three of their players on his way into the box. That opens up the space for Lukaku and it's a great take. #ufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) February 27, 2019
Lukaku badly needed that goal, especially after that awful miss. Really tidy finish and hopefully that gives him a shot of confidence. Tough game and Palace dangerous on the break.
— HM~257 (@hiza7) February 27, 2019