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Liverpool knocks Crystal Palace with 7 tremendous goals

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Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah scored twice at Selhurst Park, while Takumi Minamino, Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson also netted.

Liverpool ended a three-month wait for an away win in the Premier League in comprehensive fashion with a 7-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace on Saturday to move six points clear at the top of the table.

In an ominous sign for the challengers hoping to dethrone Jurgen Klopp’s men as English champions, the Reds built on the momentum of a last-minute winner that beat second-placed Tottenham in midweek.

Klopp has repeatedly bemoaned having to play Saturday lunchtime kick-offs after Wednesday night games, but his side suffered no hangover from their exertions against Spurs.

Salah was given a rare rest from the start, but his Japanese replacement Minamino took just three minutes to open the scoring when he was teed up by Mane for his first Premier League goal

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Palace had chances to get back into the game as Fabinho’s intervention just took Wilfried Zaha’s dangerous cross away from Jordan Ayew.

Ayew then wasted a glorious chance as he pounced on an uncharacteristic error from Fabinho, but tried to tee up Zaha rather than going for goal himself and played the ball behind the Ivorian.

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At the other end, the visitors were ruthless as Mane ended his longest goal drought as a Liverpool player at nine games with an excellent turn and low finish from Firmino’s pass.

A clinical counter-attack made it three before the break as this time Firmino latched onto Andy Robertson’s cross before calmly flicking the ball beyond Vicente Guaita.

Liverpool had not won in their previous five league games and have already dropped more points this season than they had prior to sealing a first league title in 30 years last season.

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However, Klopp’s men have so far survived an injury crisis and with more players returning to fitness are now in pole position to defend their title.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of those to have returned in recent weeks after a month out and the England international’s pass was swept home by Henderson from outside the box to make it 4-0.

Klopp then took the chance to give Mane a rest, but the Senegalese voiced his frustration at being removed to be replaced by Salah.

The Egyptian played his part for the fifth with the pass into Firmino, who has now scored as many goals in his last two games than his previous 27 Premier League appearances.

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Salah then moved to the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts this season with a late double by heading home from a corner before bending an incredible effort into the top corner.

Victory ensured Liverpool will lead the league at Christmas for a third successive season and on this evidence will take some catching in the new year.

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Crystal Palace trashes 10-Man West Bromwich

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At the other end of the table, the margin of defeat sees West Brom sink behind Burnley to second bottom.

Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke both scored twice as Crystal Palace made West Brom pay for Matheus Pereira’s first-half red card in a 5-1 rout at the Hawthorns on Sunday.

The Eagles had struggled for goals in recent weeks, but with Zaha restored after missing defeats to Burnley and Newcastle due to coronavirus, Palace were a team transformed as they moved to 11th and within three points of the top four.

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Zaha made an instant impact as Palace took the lead after eight minutes when his low cross was turned into his own net by Darnell Furlong.

Furlong made amends on the half hour mark when his cross was swept home by Conor Gallagher.

But just four minutes later the game swung decisively in the visitors’ favour when Pereira was sent off after kicking out at Patrick Van Aanholt.

Zaha restored Palace’s lead 10 minutes into the second half when he brilliantly curled in from 16 yards.

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Four minutes later Benteke marked his return to the starting line-up with a first goal since July by stooping to head home Van Aanholt’s cross.

Zaha made it 4-1 after 68 minutes when he stabbed in following Eberechi Eze’s strong run into the box and Benteke rounded off the scoring in style by turning his marker and powering home a left-footed drive from just inside the penalty area eight minutes from time.

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Final score: Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham

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On the last day of term Tottenham were given a free run at the toys and nearly ended up choking on one.

What a grubby slog of a match at the end of a grubby slog of a season, and it says near enough everything that they celebrated reaching the Europa League via a draw with a team on a seven-game losing streak.

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There was a time not so long ago that Jose Mourinho was quite sniffy about those Thursday night appointments; there was a time far more recently that Tottenham had bigger fish and better fryers. Then and now, him and then.

And so the Spurs collective have to take this qualification for the success that it is.

Success for the club in comparison to a lower finish and success for Mourinho because it is indisputable that he rescued Tottenham’s season.

They were horrible to watch in the final weeks before he arrived and they have often been horrible to watch since, but it is a brand of horrible that has secured results and sixth place.

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That is what Daniel Levy badly wanted when they were 14th under Mauricio Pochettino in November and it is what he got – there have been five wins, three draws and only one defeat since the restart alone.

Praise be to Mourinho and likewise the creator of that old phrase about there being no pictures on scorecards.

Time will tell on how he builds this team in his image and style, which is so very different to that of Pochettino

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In the absence of the funds he is accustomed to, it will be awfully hard, and for that reason his appointment remains a curious one, even in the light of a job done well.

This game in isolation was an example of how bafflingly ponderous Spurs can look.

At times they were even at the mercy of Crystal Palace, whose form and fortune has been so poor, and whose best player, Wilfried Zaha, wants to leave.

A defence held together by string was barely tested by Spurs, barring Harry Kane’s 18th league goal of the season and fifth in three games.

Jeffrey Schlupp equalised in the second half and then Jordan Ayew and Scott Dann both had decent chances to win it.

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Had Wolves drawn at Chelsea, then Spurs would have finished seventh and at risk of dropping out of Europe altogether if Arsenal win the FA Cup final.

Mourinho said: ‘Of course players who one day plays Champions League do not want to go back to the Europa League but it was the only thing possible after a difficult season. After arriving 14th, sixth is not bad at all. So I am quite happy.

‘What we can do now is improve. When all the players are available we showed in this last period where we belong – maybe third or fourth. Are we going to buy players for £100m? No. But we are going to improve.’

Roy Hodgson said: ‘We had a very bad COVID period in terms of results and injuries but we broke that sequence and that was good.’

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Final score: Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester United

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Game is over and the final score is Crystal Palace 0-2 Man Utd. Here is the match report.

2019/2020 Premier League
0-2
Rashford (45’+1′)
Martial (78′)


Match Events


0′ KICK-OFF! Who can win this match?

2′ Zaha’s shot stopped by De Gea

13′ Maguire’s header over the bar

30′ Greenwood’s shot wide out

38′ CHANCE! Maguire’s header wide out

41′ De Gea makes decent save to stop Ayew

46′ GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-1 Man Utd (Rashford)

55′ OFFSIDE! Ayew’s goal disallowed

60′ McCarthy’s long shot too straight

74′ CLOSE! Fernandes hits the post

78′ GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-2 Man Utd (Martial)

89′ De Gea makes brilliant save to stop Zaha

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Line-ups


Crystal Palace XI: Sakho, Dann, McArthur, McCarthy, Guaita, Ward, Townsend, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, Jordan Ayew, Zaha

Subs: Hennessey, Kouyate, Martin Kelly, Schlupp, Meyer, Riedewald, Woods, T. Mitchell, B. Pierrick

Man Utd XI: De Gea, Lindelof, Pogba, Maguire, Martial, Bruno Fernandes, Fosu-Mensah, Rashford, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Greenwood

Subs: Romero, Mata, Ighalo, Matic, Fred, Lingard, Bailly, Daniel James, Dalot.

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Crystal Palace Vs Manchester United starting Xi’s revealed

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The line-ups of Crystal Palace vs Man Utd have been announced.

Crystal Palace XI: Sakho, Dann, McArthur, McCarthy, Guaita, Ward, Townsend, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, Jordan Ayew, Zaha

Subs: Hennessey, Kouyate, Martin Kelly, Schlupp, Meyer, Riedewald, Woods, T. Mitchell, B. Pierrick

Man Utd XI: De Gea, Lindelof, Pogba, Maguire, Martial, Bruno Fernandes, Fosu-Mensah, Rashford, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Greenwood

Subs: Romero, Mata, Ighalo, Matic, Fred, Lingard, Bailly, Daniel James, Dalot.

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Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea, Blues shines again

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Game is over and the final score is Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea. Here is the match report.

2019/2020 Premier League
2-3
Zaha (34′)
Benteke (72′)
Giroud (6′)
Pulisic (27′)
Abraham (71′)


Match Reports


Chelsea further strengthened their position in the Premier League’s top four with victory over Crystal Palace in an entertaining encounter at Selhurst Park, that included a stunning long-range strike from Wilfried Zaha and a rare goal from Christian Benteke.

There was an element of fortune about the game’s opening goal, with Palace defender Gary Cahill pulling up with a match-ending injury to allow Willian to charge into the box unimpeded and set up Olivier Giroud to finish.

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But the rest of the match was a testament to the kind of competitive, high-octane, see-saw football that draws so many viewers to the English top-flight, even when the grounds are empty of fans.

Twice Chelsea looked to have put the game beyond the home side, first through Christian Pulisic’s rising shot to make it 2-0 in the first half and then via Tammy Abraham’s neat finish with 19 minutes to go to put the Blues 3-1 up.

But this reckoned without the input of Zaha and Benteke.

Zaha’s goal was a superb strike, fiercely fired into the net via the crossbar from an unlikely distance. Benteke’s was more routine, tapped in from point-blank range following a neat move, but almost as surprising, it being his first goal at Selhurst Park since April 2018.

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And Palace came within a whisker of snatching a point when Scott Dann’s back-post header struck the inside of the post before Chelsea hacked the ball clear.

Chelsea’s win means they move above Leicester into third place in the table, five points ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United.

With 42 to their name, Palace have too many points to worry about being dragged into a relegation fight, but manager Roy Hodgson and his side will be eager to end a losing streak that has now stretched to four games.

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Match Events

0′ Players are warming up before the game

0′ The match is about to start!

0′ Players go down on their knees to support Black Lives Matter movement

2′ McArthur’s lop shot wide out

6′ GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea (Giroud)

8′ Cahill subbed off with thigh injury

10′ CLOSE! Zouma’s header inches wide!

27′ GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-2 Chelsea (Pulisic)

32′ SAVE! Guaita denies Willian’s effort

34′ GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea (Zaha)

54′ Giroud’s header just over the bar!

65′ Subs! Abraham & Loftus-Cheek in,Giroud & Barkley out

71′ GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-3 Chelsea (Abraham)

72′ GOAL! Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea (Benteke)

86′ CHANCE! Mount ‘s shot stopped by Guaita

Line-ups


Crystal Palace XI: Cahill, Dann, McArthur, Benteke, Guaita, Ward, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, Jordan Ayew, Zaha, Meyer

Chelsea XI: Willian, Azpilicueta, Giroud, Barkley, Zouma, Kepa, Christensen, Mount, Pulisic, Reece James, Gilmour.

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One step to EPL glory as Liverpool defeats Palace 4 – 0

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The wait is almost over for Liverpool after they moved within touching distance of the title by beating Crystal Palace at Anfield.

Match Reports


Liverpool moved a step closer to clinching their first title in the Premier League era with a resounding 4-0 triumph over Crystal Palace.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s delightful free-kick midway through the first half set Jurgen Klopp’s side on the way as they maintained their 100 per cent league record at Anfield this season.

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A 16th straight home victory in the competition in 2019-20, albeit this one coming inside an empty stadium due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, was wrapped up just prior to half-time by the returning Mohamed Salah.

Match Events
23′ GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace (Alexander-Arnold)

Alexander-Arnold steps up to take the set piece and curls the ball into the top right corner of the net. Hennessey stood no chance with that effort. What a wonderful strike!

44′ GOAL! Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace (Salah)

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Ruthless from Salah! Fabinho floats a glorious pass down the right channel for Salah to chase. The Egyptian manages to run off Van Aanholt who lost him, before keeping his composure, chesting it down, and steering the ball into the bottom right corner from the middle of the box.

55′ GOAL! Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace (Fabinho)

Robertson slides the ball to his right for Fabinho, who unleashes a pinpoint long-range strike from distance that sails beyond Hennessey and into the bottom right corner.

69′ GOAL! Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace (Mane)

Salah picks the ball up on the halfway line and plays a first-time pass beyond the Palace defence for Mane to chase. The winger latches onto the loose ball, sets himself, and steers his shot into the bottom right corner following a quick counter. Ruthless from the Reds.

92′ Hennessey denies Salah’s effort

Sakho fails to deal with a lofted cross from the left and Salah sees his effort blocked by Van Aanholt. The loose ball drops to Williams, who forces Sakho to put his body on the line to deny the hosts a fifth goal.

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Crystal Palace Duo Aims to leave for Bigger club this season


Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has admitted that Wilfried Zaha will probably secure a big-money move away from the club in the future.

With Tottenham reportedly interested in securing the Ivorian’s services, Townsend has conceded that while Palace are doing their best to keep hold of Zaha, he would understand if the 27-year-old made the next step in his career.

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