Skip to Content

Palace Crushes Man Utd 4-0: Olise Steals Show

Crystal Palace Stuns Man Utd in 4-0 Home Win 🦅

Eric Cantona’s name still echoes at Manchester United matches, nearly three decades after his notorious kung-fu kick. But today, it was Michael Olise, another French talent, stealing the spotlight and dimming United’s European dreams under Erik ten Hag’s watch.

Goals Galore as Eagles Soar

In the 2023/2024 Premier League face-off, Olise didn’t just score; he dazzled. Kicking off with a goal at 12 minutes, he set the tone. Jean-Philippe Mateta added another by the 40th minute, followed by Tyrick Mitchell and then Olise again, sealing a dominant 4-0 victory.

Olise’s Celebration: A Quiet Storm

Olise’s celebrations are something else—cool, composed, almost unreadable. His early goal celebration? A hush to the lips, a finger to the ear, eyes shut. He was the calm amidst the storm—definitely not the Keystone Cops he was up against.

United’s Downward Spiral

As United crumbled, Ten Hag’s future seemed more precarious. United’s defense, led by Jonny Evans and company, practically handed Olise the opener on a silver platter. Mateta’s maneuver past Evans for the second goal only twisted the knife deeper.

Tough Road Ahead for United

With only tough games left—against Arsenal, Newcastle, and Brighton—and a final against City, chances are United might kiss European competition goodbye this season. Commentators like Danny Murphy reckon Ten Hag might not even be around next season. Yikes!

Injury Woes and Tactical Tumbles

It’s not all tactics; injuries have plagued United too. Bruno Fernandes missed his first game ever due to injury, and Mason Mount finally saw some play after a lengthy downtime. Even Harry Maguire’s setback forced a makeshift defense with Casemiro and Evans, which, frankly, didn’t look too sharp.

Olise’s Masterclass

Back to Olise, the guy’s a wizard. From Daniel Munoz’s throw-in, he left Casemiro in the dust and dashed towards goal. Evans hesitated, Olise didn’t—he shot from the edge of the box right into the corner. If I were Gareth Southgate, I’d be praying he opts for the Three Lions.

The Final Whistle: Eagles Triumph

By the time Mitchell and Olise put the final nails in the coffin, it was clear—it was Palace’s night. Olise’s final goal, a rocket into the top corner, even cracked a smile from the young star. Under Glasner, Palace looks unstoppable, a stark contrast to the floundering scene on the other side.