Well, folks, how special was that turnaround? Manchester United put in an extremely brilliant last 20 minutes to come from 2-0 down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2, with Nemanja Matic sealing the win deep into injury time.
The Red Devils never gave up, and that heart, passion and desire is what has been missing at times this season. Sure, there are plenty of corrections that still have to be made, but as long as the effort is there, then the fans will go home happy more often than not.
Our Serbian warrior, whom I still cannot believe was sold to us by Chelsea scored his first United goal this evening, and what a strike it was. Coming from his weaker foot, too! He caught it sweetly on the half-volley, giving Wayne Hennessey absolutely no chance in the Palace goal.
The veteran holding midfielder only scores screamers, and he’s added another absolute beauty to his collection this evening. It gave the passionate away crowd a moment to remember, and it gives the players some much-needed momentum heading into a huge fixture against Liverpool this coming Saturday.
Anyway, let’s basque in the glory for a little moment longer by taking at look at some of Twitter’s best reactions to the goal:
— anthony crolla (@ant_crolla) March 5, 2018
Chelsea fans are suffering so much right now that it wouldn’t be fair for me to thank them for selling us Matic tonight. Not after that goal. Not when that goal put us 9 points clear of them. Not when Bakayoko was his replacement. That’s next level cruel. So I won’t do it.
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) March 5, 2018
Don’t let Matic’s goal distract you from the fact that Lukaku produced a world class finish with 5 palace players in front of him
— Nik (@CreativeMartial) March 5, 2018
Let’s recognise the influence of Matic in the last few days: an incredibly dominant display in midfield against his old team, and then an absolute screamer to win the game in the dying minutes. Thanks for Nemanja, @ChelseaFC
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) March 5, 2018
Honestly Chelsea FC, I cannot thank you enough for Nemanja Matic. THANK YOU. What a goal by the beast from the east!
— SCHOLES (@iamscholes) March 5, 2018