Jose Mourinho’s group were being nonetheless 13 details behind leaders Manchester City, who pay a visit to Everton in the late activity forward of the Manchester derby following Saturday.
Romelu Lukaku attained 100 league aims by scoring in the to start with five minutes as United dominated a Swansea facet who have been revitalised underneath manager Carlos Carvalhal.
Alexis Sanchez added the second purpose prior to the interval and United comfortably saw out the victory.
Liverpool came from behind to get at Palace in manager Juergen Klopp’s 100th league activity in England and go five details forward of fourth-positioned Tottenham Hotspur, who pay a visit to fifth-positioned Chelsea on Sunday.
Mohamed Salah scored their late winner, his 37th of the season in all competitions, soon after the equaliser by Sadio Mane.
Palace’s Serbian penalty specialist Luka Milivojevic had converted his seventh location-kick out of 8 this season to place the home facet in front early on.
They had scarcely 30 p.c of the participate in but nonetheless skipped prospects on the counter-attack, notably 2 times in brief succession via former Liverpool striker Christian Benteke.
His previous club were being remaining in fantastic coronary heart forward of an fascinating week, with a Champions League quarter-final to start with leg at home to Manchester City on Wednesday and the Merseyside derby at Everton 3 days afterwards.
“It is common for us that we require to combat here, particularly soon after a challenging start out, but it makes it additional distinctive at the stop,” Klopp reported.
Palace, on the other hand, remained in trouble, only two details earlier mentioned the relegation zone.
“It is a bit of a groundhog day taking part in in opposition to these best teams,” their manager Roy Hodgson reported soon after his facet conceded a late winner once more, just as they had to Manchester United and Tottenham in their preceding two home video games.
West Ham jumped earlier mentioned their London rivals with a detailed 3- home victory around a inadequate Southampton facet, who were being 3 aims down at halftime in manager Mark Hughes’s to start with league activity in cost and stayed in the bottom 3.
Marko Arnautovic, who fell out with Hughes soon after leaving Stoke City for West Ham in the near-season, scored two of the aims.
Huddersfield City remained in trouble, 3 details earlier mentioned relegation, soon after shedding 1- at Newcastle United to a purpose by Ayoze Perez.
Bottom club West Bromwich Albion, who have received only a person league activity out of 30 considering that beating Burnley in August, dropped to the exact same opponents 2-1 at The Hawthorns.
Ashley Barnes, with a magnificent bicycle kick, and Chris Wood in opposition to his former club were being the scorers prior to Salomon Rondon grabbed a late consolation for West Brom.
Brighton were being beaten 2- by Leicester City in a extraordinary end soon after Glenn Murray had his penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel and Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi was sent off.
In the other mid-desk activity, Jermain Defoe’s equaliser in stoppage time attained Bournemouth a 2-2 draw at Watford.