THE NOTEBOOK: Roy Hodgson makes Premier League history with win against Manchester United as Erik ten Hag continues to snub Harry Maguire as Red Devils’ revival is halted by Crystal Palace
- Roy Hodgson made history by beating Manchester United at Old Trafford
- The defeat for the Red Devils halted their mini-revival after beating Burnley
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Streaks are made to be broken but, while Mason Mount saw his come to an end at Old Trafford, Roy Hodgson continued his.
Palace’s veteran manager became the first boss in Premier League history to visit the famous old stadium for five consecutive league games without losing any of them.
The win followed a goalless draw with Watford in February 2022 last time he maanged there.
There were also three Palace visits – wins by 3-1 and 2-1, and a goalless draw – dating back to November 2018.
Meanwhile, for Mount, his proud record of eight victories from his only eight league appearances against the Red Devils came to an end.
Roy Hodgson became the first boss in Premier League history to visit Old Trafford for five consecutive league games without losing any of them
Joachim Andersen’s goal saw the Eagles come out 1-0 victory against Man United
Harry Maguire was snubbed again despite Man United being injury-depleted in defence
Ten Hag continues Maguire snub
Erik ten Hag’s continued refusal to start Harry Maguire, even from injury-depleted United back four, was maintained at Old Trafford.
Since starting the final league game of last season, he has played 26 minutes of Premier League football and 315 minutes for England, including three starts.
A new fan favourite at Old Trafford
United’s injury problems have at least unearthed a new fans’ favourite in the form of winger Facundo Pellistri.
For the first time in his career, Pellistri started consecutive games for United, following the midweek Carabao Cup win over Palace.
United’s revival halted by flying Eagles
United’s mini-revival – wins at Burnley and against Palace in the cup – was brought to a juddering halt.
It means that in 360 minutes of Premier League football at Old Trafford so far this season, United fans have seen their team in front for a grand total of 28 of them!
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