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Palace stun Chelsea

Crystal Palace stunned Premier League leaders Chelsea with a 1-0 win at Selhurst Park, while Arsenal and Manchester City drew 1-1.

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MANCHESTER: Manchester United manager David Moyes has played down a fly-by protest against his stewardship after his side overcame Aston Villa 4-1 in the Premier League.

An aeroplane trailing a banner calling for Moyes's dismissal flew over Old Trafford shortly after kick-off on Saturday, but he received a warm reception from fans inside the ground and said that he felt he had their full support.

"I've been saying all the time since I've been here, the crowd have been great," Moyes told BT Sport.

Manchester United manager David Moyes.

Manchester United manager David Moyes. Photo: Getty Images

"They've been terrific to me as well, because at times we haven't done as well as we'd like. We didn't start the game well today once again, but I've got to say that the crowd were brilliant, the way they were behind the team."

Asked for his reaction to the round of applause he received as he walked down the touchline to the dug-out before the game, Moyes said: "I've always felt that that's the way it is, I really do.

"Every supporter I bump into in the street or any dinner I go to, they're all talking about (how) they know exactly what it's like at Manchester United. And I've got to say, the crowd inside Old Trafford today showed that."

The plane stunt, funded by a group of disgruntled United fans, is the biggest sign of open supporter dissent that Moyes has faced since succeeding Alex Ferguson last year.

In the second minute of the game on a sunny afternoon in Manchester, a small white plane was seen to fly over the stadium towing a banner that read, 'WRONG ONE - MOYES OUT' in giant red letters.

The protest was a response to a pro-Moyes banner, branding him 'THE CHOSEN ONE', that has been displayed by supporters in Old Trafford's Stretford End since the beginning of the season.

The plane's appearance was greeted by boos and Wayne Rooney, who scored two of United's goals, said that the players had been unmoved by the protest.

AFP