Manchester United took the lead at Selhurst Park on the stroke of half-time against Crystal Palace and it came in pretty controversial circumstances through Paul Pogba.
The Red Devils, in fairness, have been the better side in this one with the Eagles not really looking like scoring in the first 45 minutes, but whilst the goal may have been deserved for United, the manner in which they got it was harsh on Palace.
A free-kick was met by Zlatan Ibrahimovic who tried to chest into the path of Paul Pogba, but guided the ball with his arm.
From that, he played Pogba in, but he was offside, and the Frenchman struck home from close range. As soon as the ball hit the net you could hear the Palace fans beginning to steam away.
It’s caused plenty of discussion on Twitter, too, and here are some of the best reactions…
Pogba gives @ManUtd . Not the slightest bit controversial. Ibrahimovic only used one arm.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 14, 2016
Rojo yellow for a two-footer & then Zlatan palms it to an offside Pogba to make it 1-0
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) 14 December 2016
Looked like a handball from Zlatan in the build-up, with a hint of offside from Pogba. Apart from that, though, it was fine.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 14, 2016
Finally we get a bit of luck! Fell beautifully for Pogba. Offside and handball, I love it. #mufc
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) December 14, 2016
Pogba is World Class at 23.
— UtdWay (@UtdWay) December 14, 2016
A bit lucky but United and POGBA deserved that.
0-1 half time. #mufc
— Man Utd Universe (@ManUtdUniverse) December 14, 2016
POGBA UNREAL 5 YARD SCREAMER
— Adam (@DeGeaoIogy) December 14, 2016