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Robin Van Persie scores PK to put United ahead as Dikgacoi sent off

Sep 14, 2013, 8:40 AM EDT

Manchester United's Van Persie celebrates

Manchester United have dominated most of the first half against newly-promoted Crystal Palace.

And Dutch international Robin Van Persie finally sealed their dominance right on the stroke of half time with a coolly taken penalty to put the Red Devils 1-0 up.

In the 44th minute Ashely Young broke clear of Kagisho Dikgacoi who brought him down as last man just inside the box.  The Palace midfielder was given his marching orders and United go into the break with a 1-0 lead and the Eagles are down to 10-men.

It should be a routine win for the Red Devils now…

Watch live online via NBC Sports Live Extra to find out if new manager David Moyes can grab his first win at Old Trafford as United manager.

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