EPL wrap: Manchester United overcome Chelsea, Spurs edge Crystal Palace

  • 26/02/2018

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku made a welcome return to form in a 2-1 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford.

The marquee transfer scored the equaliser before Jesse Lingard's winner in the 75th minute.

Earlier, Harry Kane headed a late winner as Tottenham bolstered their English Premier League top-four hopes with a 1-0 victory over injury-hit Crystal Palace.

The England striker got on the end of Christian Eriksen's deep corner to nod over Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey in the 89h minute, just when it looked like the injury-depleted hosts would hold on for an unlikely point.

Kane should have put the visitors ahead early on when the ball fell to him in the middle of the box after a mistake by Patrick van Aanholt, but Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey spread himself well and the striker's shot ballooned over the bar.

Kane was also guilty of a more glaring miss early in the second half when Eriksen passed from the right and Kane, with time and space on the left, shot wide of the far post.

But he made amends at the death for his 24th Premier League goal of the season and his 150th for Tottenham in all competitions.

The result moved the north Londoners to fourth and left Palace in deep trouble, only outside the drop zone on goal difference.

"We left that very late," Kane said.

"I thought it weren't going to be our day, because we had a few chances, especially me, and Serge Aurier had one at the end too, but we kept going until the end and eventually got our rewards."

Spurs could be overhauled in the table by Chelsea, who play third-placed Manchester United away in Sunday's other Premier League clash.


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