Palace 1-3 Utd: Lukaku scores twice as Red Devils win away

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 27/02/2019

Romelu Lukaku scores twice as Manchester United beat 3-1 Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the Premier League encounter on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils were missing eight first-team players at their trip to London but extended their unbeaten league run under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to 14 games.

Belgium striker Lukaku netted in each half, curling a well-placed shot into the corner for his first and scooping over goalkeeper Vicente Guaita for his second.

Looking to respond, Palace winger Jeffrey Schlupp flicked a header wide of the far post, but Joel Ward did manage to convert a diving header from close range with 24 minutes remaining.

United were under pressure late on but Ashley Young drilled in a third for the victory as United stay fifth in the table, a point behind Arsenal who hammered Bournemouth 5-1.