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Striving forward: Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring for Manchester United

Striving forward: Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring for Manchester United

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Harry Maguire congratulates Anthony Martial who grabbed the second

Harry Maguire congratulates Anthony Martial who grabbed the second

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Striving forward: Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring for Manchester United

Manchester United breathed fresh life into their top four Premier League hopes with a huge 2-0 win at Crystal Palace last night.

Marcus Rashford's 17th Premier League goal just before half-time and Anthony Martial's 78th minute finish moved United level on 62 points with fourth-placed Leicester City who have a better goal difference.

Chelsea lie third on 63 points and United know they are going to Leicester on the final day of the season, July 26. Ayoze Perez and Demarai Gray inched Brendan Rodgers' side closer to a Champions League return after a deserved 2-0 win over Sheffield United.

The Foxes will not finish lower than sixth and have at least booked a Europa League spot next season.

Aston Villa's Premier League future hangs by a thread after Theo Walcott's 87th-minute header meant Dean Smith's struggling side had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.

Brighton were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton.

Belfast Telegraph