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WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson made a successful 130 pound debut against Felix Caraballo, working him down to a sixth round stoppage victory in a non title fight at the MGM Grand Conference Center on Tuesday night.

Stevenson toyed with his opponent, breaking him down with every shot before, eventually ending the fight with a big body shot in the sixth round. The shot sent Caraballo to his knees and his gloves on the canvas and while stuck there because of the pains, the referee Tony Weeks was forced to end the fight at exactly 1:31 of the sixth.

With the win, the 2016 silver medallist Stevenson retained his unbeaten record and improved to (14-0, 8KOs). Stevenson was placed a 100-1 favourite, heading into the fight and he proved right the bookmarkers by winning all the five rounds (50-44, 50-44, 50-43) before the stoppage, dropping Caraballo (13-2-2, 9 KOs) twice in the first round…

Highlights : Crystal Palace 1 - 3 Manchester United (Premier League)

Crystal Palace 1 - 3 Manchester United Football Highlights

(Premier League
Venue : 
27/2/2019
Manchester United Romelu Lukaku Celebrates With teammates
Key Moments Recap :
Goal : 33' 0 - 1 Romelu Lukaku
Tops marks go to Luke Shaw, who drives into Palace territory, drawing defenders towards the ball before offloading to Lukaku, who has the time and space to pick out the bottom right-hand corner.

Goal : 52' 0 - 2 Romelu Lukaku
brilliant centre forward play from the Belgian as he doubles his and United's tally.
Smalling and Lindelof keep a corner alive in the Palace area, heading it across to Lukaku who outmuscles Schlupp before hooking a classy second over Guaita.

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Goals (1-3) And Cards
⚽33' 0 - 1 Romelu Lukaku
🌕41' Martin Kelly
⚽52' 0 - 2 Romelu Lukaku
⚽66' Joel Ward 1 - 2
🌕69' Alexis Sanchez
🌕81' Luke Shaw
⚽83' 1 - 3 Ashley Young
🌕90' Wilfried Zaha

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Player Ratings (Starting Lineup) 

Crystal Palace Vs Manchester United Starting XI

Crystal Palace  Guaita (5), Ward (6), Tomkins (5), Kelly (5), Van Aanholt (5), McArthur (6), Milivojevic (5), Schlupp (6), Townsend (6), Batshuayi (5), Zaha (5).
Subs: Meyer (5), Kouyate (5), Benteke (5).

Manchester United  :  De Gea (6), Young (7), Lindelof (6), Smalling (6), Shaw (6), McTominay (7), Fred (6), Pogba (7), Young (7), Sanchez (5), Lukaku (8).
Subs: Bailly (5), Garner (n/a), Rashford (5).

Man Of The Match : Romelu Lukaku.

Match Statistic


  • Man Utd have won eight consecutive away games in all competitions for the first time in their history.
  • Crystal Palace have played more Premier League games without ever winning against Man Utd (D4 L16) than any side has against another in the competition's history.
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 22 league games against Crystal Palace, since a 0-3 away defeat in May 1991 (W18 D4).
  • Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has lost more Premier League matches against Man Utd (12) than he has against any other side.
  • Eight of Romelu Lukaku's 10 Premier League goals this season have been scored away from home - only Harry Kane (10) has netted more on the road in 2018-19 so far.
  • Man Utd's Romelu Lukaku has scored in seven of his last 10 Premier League appearances against Crystal Palace, including in three of his four games for the Red Devils.
  • James McArthur became just the fourth player to reach 150 appearances for Crystal Palace in the Premier League after Joel Ward, Jason Puncheon and Wilfried Zaha.
  • Crystal Palace's Joel Ward ended a run of 86 Premier League appearances without a goal, since netting versus Chelsea in August 2015.
Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer



Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing one of his toughest times as United Manager since taking over in December, as he will be missing about 10 of his key players to injuries in the visit to London side Crystal Palace.



Anthony Martial, Nemanja Matic and Phil Jones already missed their last outing , Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard got pulled out of the Liverpool draw, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian added with 17-year-old Mason Greenwood have been long term absentees.


Manchester United have been unbeaten in the Premier League since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over and even with the injury crisis, was able to muscle a draw against Liverpool on Sunday dropping United out of the top 4.

The 46 year old Norwegian said concerning the issues :

"We've not really had a session yet, so I don't think there are a lot of positives, no," the former United striker said.
"We'll have a good team out on the pitch definitely. There'll be a chance for others.
"I've been sat on the outside getting a chance when this had happened.
"The players who came in (against Liverpool), Scott [McTominay] and Andy [Andreas Pereira], I thought they did fantastic.
"There you go, that's the way it is. You've just got to be ready when you get it."

Despite the injuries their visitors are norturing Crystal Palace Boss Roy Hudson admits

"There's no doubt [Solskjaer's] had an effect on the team," said Palace boss Roy Hodgson of United's interim manager. "And the players have woken up a bit and started to smell the coffee and realise that they're Manchester United and the way they were going isn't quite good enough.
"I'm very impressed with the way he's conducted himself, but I don't like the comparisons [with Mourinho]. It's a lot more complicated than that."

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