Crystal Palace have moved into fifth place in the Premier League table thanks to Jeffery Schlupp's brilliant second half goal at home to Eddie Howe's Bournemouth, who are now without a win in more than a month.
The Eagles even had one hand tied behind their back for the majority of the match when
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It's a game which could have gone either way between two teams with a negative goal difference before kick-off, but Crystal Palace were given a mountain to climb when Mamadou Sakho
Guaita (6); Kelly (6), Tomkins (7), Sakho (5), van Aanholt (7); Kouyate (5), McArthur (7), Townsend (6), Milivojevic (6), Zaha (6); Ayew (7).
Substitutes: Schlupp (8*), McCarthy (6).
There wasn't a standout player on the pitch for either side, but Crystal Palace specifically couldn't even look towards
Schlupp’s world and we’re all living in it— Chris Sansome (@lcfcsanny) December 3, 2019
Schlupp banging in goals recently— El Mago (@Emilixno17) December 3, 2019
Great goal. Credit to Ayew for the initial run, but the goal all about Schlupp. Take a bow.— WarrenB (@WarrenAJB) December 3, 2019
Schlupp is class right now— Cav (@Cavstroud4444) December 3, 2019
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The visitors might have had a man advantage for most of the game, but Bournemouth arguably found it even harder to make the most of their natural counter-attacking style as Crystal Palace sat even deeper.
Things improved after half-time as the Cherries turned the match into a bit of a training routine, with Crystal Palace having the odd chance on the counter-attack.
But it actually proved to be their biggest downfall, with Jefferey Schlupp's strike on the break allowing Crystal Palace to sit even deeper in the last 15 minutes and soak up pressure with ease until the final whistle.
Ramsdale (6); Smith (7), Mepham (5), Ake (6), Rico (6), Wilson (6), Billing (6), Lerma (7), Groeneveld (7*); Solanke (5), Wilson (6).
Good chance for Billing!— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) December 3, 2019
Some nice build-up play sees Danjuma combine with Solanke, who tees it off for the midfielder, but his powerful shot is well saved.
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Substitutes: Fraser (6), Cook (6), Francis (6).
There weren't any performances which made fans get out of their seats, but
Danjuma is going to the very top btw— CV™️ (@TacticalCV) December 3, 2019
Danjuma is the boy ⚽️— ♛ (@danoliver93) December 3, 2019
Danjuma has looked clever as all hell today but the people receiving his passes have looked out of sorts— babby Yoda stan acc (@WMuckian) December 3, 2019
Apart from Danjuma, replace the front line. They couldn't look more disinterested if they tried— Aiden (@A_froudy14) December 3, 2019
Crystal Palace are back on the road this weekend as they face a manager-less Watford, with the Hornets looking for their third manager of the season already.
For Eddie Howe's Bournemouth, they face the easy task of hosting league leaders Liverpool...