Over this past summer, midfielder Nemanja Matic was sent from Chelsea to Manchester United, and entering yesterday’s game against Crystal Palace, Matic had not yet scored a goal for his new club. However, his first goal was worth the wait.
SHEEEEESH 🔥🔥 Nemanja Matic with a beauty! pic.twitter.com/vhxxc61eUn— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) March 5, 2018
Crystal Palace gave Manchester United all they could handle, and even held a 2-0 lead over the perennial powerhouse early in the second half. However, Manchester United would not go down easily, and would rally to score a goal in the 55th minute, and another in the 76th minute (scored by Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku respectively) to tie the score at 2-2. Then, of course, Matic would put the finishing touches on Manchester United’s stunning comeback with an absolutely beautiful goal in the 91st minute.
Undoubtedly, yesterday’s game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace was intense. Just take a look at Romelu Lukaku’s reaction to the dramatic goal from Matic.
Watch Lukaku celebrating the winning goal from Matic.— United Report (@ManUtdReport_) March 5, 2018
This man is honored and proud to play for Manchester United!
Actually, the game was so intense, that Manchester United’s manager, Jose Mourinho, couldn’t even stand up at times.
me: be cool.— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) March 5, 2018
also me: pic.twitter.com/nz48asjEB6
Even though Manchester United and Crystal Palace are far apart in the Premier League standings, yesterday’s game was certainly a classic.