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)
23,198 in attendance for this Huddersfield v Crystal Palace game