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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late goal gives Man United win at Crystal Palace

Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck a late winner as Manchester United secured victory at Crystal Palace after once again threatening to drop points from a winning position.

United had surrendered a lead in three of their previous four Premier League games and it looked set to go that way once again as James McArthur cancelled out Paul Pogba’s controversial opener.

But Ibrahimovic was on hand to finish brilliantly from Pogba’s through-ball with just two minutes remaining to seal a hard-fought 2-1 win for the visitors.

Jose Mourinho brought his United side here a year to the day since his last game in charge of his second spell at Chelsea and the Portuguese seems to have now found his feet at Old Trafford.

United have not lost in the league since Mourinho’s ill-fated return to face Chelsea and, coupling this win with Sunday’s victory over Tottenham, they have finally found a way to win games.

Palace managed to negate United’s attacking threat in the early stages at the expense of creating anything of their own to worry David De Gea in the visitors’ goal.

Referee Craig Pawson was not endearing himself to the home fans after a string of decisions they felt went against their side culminated in Marcos Rojo only being booked for a two-footed challenge on former Red Devil Wilfried Zaha.

Wayne Hennessey made a smart stop to deny Wayne Rooney as the game headed towards half-time, palming the United skipper’s close-range effort and he was on hand again soon after to keep out Pogba’s fiercely struck volley.

But Mourinho’s men would go in at half-time ahead courtesy of a controversial Pogba goal.

Credit:PA SPORT@ESPN.COM