Marouane Fellaini headed in a late winner as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-1 Saturday in the English Premier League to move within touching distance of a return to the Champions League.
United will be guaranteed a top-four finish if Liverpool loses to newly crowned Chelsea on Sunday
Fellaini rose at the back post to nod in a cross by Ashley Young in the 78th minute as United ended a run of three straight losses. Juan Mata’s 19th-minute penalty for United was canceled out by a curling free kick from Jason Puncheon in the 57th.
United was indebted to goalkeeper David De Gea, who made great saves either side of Fellaini’s goal.
United is seven points ahead of fifth-place Liverpool, which has three games left.