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Man United look to close the gap on Manchester City ahead of Sunday’s huge derby as the Red Devils face a trip to Crystal Palace tonight

Man City extended their lead in the title race – if you can call it that – to 15 points with a hard-fought 4-1 win over Wolves last night

Although United have a game in hand over their rivals, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must win at Selhurst Park for a chance to reduce City’s lead to single digits before the end of the week Edinson Cavani starts to boost Solskjaer’s attack, but David De Gea missed the game for personal reasons

As for Palace, Roy Hodgson’s side rebounded from a grim 3-0 home loss to Burnley to take four points from Brighton and Fulham, easing pressure on the manager

The Eagles seem relatively confident in avoiding a relegation battle, but with a dozen players without a contract this summer, Hodgson has tasked his side to prove they deserve new contracts – and a big performance against United wouldn’t do. of badness

Palace moved on to a slightly more expansive form tonight, but managed to keep that solid side that was visible against Brighton and Fulham at the back tonight The two great midfielders are working very hard to come back and help Just need to be faster during the break

43 mins: Brilliant defending Ward as he makes a last-minute interception to send a Wan-Bissaka cross away from Cavani – that would have been an almost certain goal, and the Uruguay forward shows it with his reaction

Townsend managed to win some valuable free kicks to ease the pressure on Palace – which is decent of him tonight

United fans would likely forgive the Chelsea draw if their side got out of the blocks tonight, but they can’t really afford two draws in a row

There’s a real lack of urgency and quality on the pitch tonight Both sides look leggy, which isn’t a huge surprise considering the season so far, but there is not much to say

36 minutes: Townsend comes out of defense and wins a free kick Fred He looks frustrated – United don’t look great on offense except for those few occasions

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