Liverpool win, 10-man United lose

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Christian Benteke (right) celebrating his late winner for Liverpool

A stoppage-time penalty by Christian Benteke gave 10-man Liverpool a dramatic 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Benteke went down following a challenge by Damien Delaney and got up to coolly score the spot-kick.

Palace had led through Joe Ledley’s 48th-minute finish and Liverpool’s James Milner was sent off for a second yellow card on 62 minutes.

A calamitous slip by Palace keeper Alex McCarthy gifted Liverpool their equaliser, scored by Roberto Firmino.

The defeat leaves Alan Pardew’s men without a win in 12 Premier League matches.

West Brom earned their first home league win against Manchester United for 32 years as Salomon Rondon’s low strike beat the 10-man visitors.

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West Brom striker Rondon’s winner was his fourth goal in six Premier League matches

United played for more than an hour without Juan Mata, who received two bookings inside three minutes.

But Albion created little until Rondon found space to fire in Sebastien Pocognoli’s dangerous left-wing cross.

United rarely looked like equalising as they lost ground on the top four.

The Red Devils are sixth in the Premier League table, failing to move back above West Ham and remaining three points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City.

Victory moved Albion up to 11th, their tally of 39 points almost certainly securing top-flight survival for a sixth successive season.

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