Goals from James Tomkins and Luka Milivojevic saw Crystal Palace end their seven game winless run as they beat Huddersfield 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.
The win saw Palace move out of the bottom three and leapfrog Southampton and West Ham to within a point of Huddersfield, the Premier League newbies who might now find themselves in a relegation fight.
Palace look a different team with Wilfried Zaha on the pitch and the Ivorian was again influential in this victory over the Terriers. It was he who earned the corner that resulted in Palace’s first goal. Milivojevic’s delivery into the box saw Jonas Lossl save James Tomkins’ first time effort, but the Dane was powerless to stop the defender from slotting in the rebound.
Town had a good chance to equalise when Mamadou Sakho lost possession in a dangerous position, but the former Liverpool defender recovered to make a last ditch tackle on Steve Mounie.
Tomkins nearly scored from a corner in the second half as well, but Mounie’s goalline clearance denied him a brace. However Palace did get their second when Jorgensen clumsily brought down Milivojevic in the box, and the Serb got up to send Lossl the wrong way from the penalty spot.
Not only was it three points for Palace, but it was also a rare clean sheet for Roy Hodgson’s men.
Huddersfield Town 0 lost to Crystal Palace 2 (Tomkins, Milivojevic pen)
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West Brom suffered their eight straight defeat across all competitions as late goals from Jordon Ibe and Junior Stanislas saw Alan Pardew’s side go down 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium to Bournemouth.
Albion were hurt by Jonny Evans having to go off towards the end of the game, and Bournemouth came from 1-0 behind to triumph 2-1- their first win in five. The result saw the Cherries move to 10th in the table and pushed Albion closer to the drop- the Baggies are now 10 points adrift of safety with seven to play.
After first half claims for penalties at both ends were dismissed by referee Graham Scott, it was Albion who took the lead. Kieran Gibbs’ cross from the left was headed down in the box by Salomon Rondon into the path of Jay Rodriguez, who produced a cool finish from close range.
The visitors clung on to their lead for nearly half an hour before Ibe’s long range strike caught Ben Foster unawares and saw Bournemouth equaliser. Twelve minutes later, Foster was again beaten from a near identical position, this time at the near post, by Junior Stanislas’ superb free kick.
Albion could’ve taken a point but for the brilliance of Charlie Daniels, who produced a superb goalline clearance to deny Matt Phillips deep into second half stoppage time.
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With the regular league season drawing to a close and the big even just months away, we’re getting into World Cup fever! New kits are being released and there will be a bunch of friendlies played later this month that will be critically analyzed by pundits and fans alike- the players who are not on the list might not be on the plane to Russia.
The World Cup can’t come soon enough for many UK punters, with plenty seeing the Finals as offering the perfect blend between brilliant sporting action and giving value for money when placing a bet. There are lots of markets at the Finals, some of which offer a bit more scope for making money than simply betting on Brazil or Germany to win the World Cup. Continue reading