Crystal Palace vs. AFC Bournemouth - Football Match Report

Tanya Simon
December 4, 2019

Crystal Palace launched a new era in Premier League broadcasting streamed by Amazon Prime as they beat Bournemouth 1-0 at Selhurst Park last night despite playing most of the game with 10 men.

Defeat for Bournemouth was their fourth in a row and leaves them in 12th.

Probabilities have been at a premium for a lot of the Selhurst Park encounter, however it was a second of magic from Jeffrey Schlupp within the 76th minute - firing residence after a lovely solo run from midfield - that secured a second successive Premier League victory for the hosts.

It was Palace who were enjoying the lion's share of possession without creating many chances, but their fortunes took a turn for the worse after 19 minutes.

Palace were a man down from the 19th minute when Mamadou Sakho was sent off for a reckless tackle but the hosts were the better team and substitute Schlupp sent the Selhurst Park faithful home happy with his 76th-minute victor.

Palace manager Roy Hodgson also has several fitness concerns with Patrick Van Aanholt forced off in the first half with a hamstring injury.

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Philip Billing hit a shot straight at Guaita at the end of the first half, while Dominic Solanke just failed to connect with a unsafe low ball shortly after the restart.

Hodgson added: "Where we have been strong strangely enough is centre-back and blow me down we lose Gary before Burnley, Scott during the Burnley game and in this game we lose another centre-back".

"This speculation is nonsense and I'm standing here as Bournemouth manager", Howe said.

The hosts, in a 4-3-2 formation, were still a threat on the break and Wilfried Zaha had penalty appeals waved away in the 70th minute after colliding with Chris Mepham.

Palace continued to fight against Bournemouth after that, and went on to goalless at half-time.

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