Man U gains entry in Premier League top six with 2-0 win over Crystal Palace

Johannesburg, Feb 23: Defending champions Manchester United have entered the top six in the Premier League for the first time since November last year following a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Victory left David Moyes’ side eight points behind fourth-placed Liverpool, who face Swansea City on Sunday, in the race for Champions League qualification.

According to Sport24, despite a frustrating first hour, Robin van Persie’s clinical spot-kick eased the pressure on United following which Wayne Rooney made an instant repayment on his new five-and-a-half-year contract reportedly worth 85 million pounds with a goal six minutes later.

Meanwhile, the report mentioned that Palace remain just two points above the relegation zone, although games such as this are unlikely to decide the side’s fate. (ANI)