Ten-man Aston Villa prove too strong for Crystal Palace

Palace nearly made the perfect start when Wilfried Zaha was played clean through, catching Tyrone Mings on his heels, but Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez was equal to the attempt.

The hosts then took the lead only five minutes in, when Bertrand Traore played in Ollie Watkins down the right and was on hand to thump the ball into the net after Vicente Guaita parried Watkins’ shot into the middle of the box.

Villa were then, however, reduced to 10-men when Mings stuck out an arm to block Zaha and was shown a second yellow on the stroke of half time.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, Villa continued to enjoy the better of the game in the second half.

And the second goal that arrived in the 66th minute was no more than they deserved. Palace failed to defend an El Ghazi free-kick, Watkins headed against the crossbar and Hause followed up to score his second Premier League goal for Villa.

With Palace forced to commit more men forward, Villa looked even more dangerous, and, after Watkins saw a shot blocked, he teed-up El Ghazi for his fourth goal in four games.

The result lifted Villa into the Premier League’s top six – for a few hours at least – while Palace have now conceded 10 goals in two matches after last weekend’s hammering by Liverpool.

Crystal Palace clinch late 1-1 Premier League draw with Tottenham

Despite leading for the majority of the game in South London, thanks to Harry Kane’s early goal, they were punished late on as Jeff Schlupp snatched a point for Palace.

Both teams looked bright and breezy in the early stages as Hugo Lloris denied Wilf Zaha and Vicente Guaita sprang into to life to save from Tanguy Ndombele.

But with no real early pattern forming in the opening half hour a thunderbolt from Kane brought the contest into life.

Son slipped him into space around 30 yards from goal and with Guaita slightly out of position Kane opened up his body and smashed one beyond him.

That goal allowed Spurs’ first half confidence to soar before the break with Guaita called into action to make a double stop from Steven Bergwijn and Ndombele.

Tottenham set their stall out to preserve that one goal advantage after the break as Palace battled hard to squeeze out a breakthrough.

Roy Hodgson’s team did look to up the tempo late on as Lloris denied Zaha and Christian Benteke, before Schlupp eventually forced home that all important equaliser.

Eberechi Eze’s whipped free kick was fumbled by the normally unflappable Lloris and Schlupp prodded into the empty net.

Spurs did almost flip the game back on its head in added time but Guaita came to Palace’s rescue with a cat like stop from Kane.

Full Time at Selhurst Park it’s Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham 1

Newcastle secure late 2-0 Premier League win at Crystal Palace

Three points for the Magpies ends poor run on the road for Steve Bruce, with late strikes from Joelinton and Callum Wilson securing a crucial three points.

Neither side created much in poor opening half hour in South London, with Joelinton’s long range strike testing Vicente Guaita.

Palace did slowly edge themselves into the game before the break, with Eberechi Eze and Jeff Schlupp both denied by Karl Darlow.

That sense of frustration continued for both teams after the restart, before Palace missed a huge chance to take the lead.

Christian Benteke shook off two Newcastle defender to connect with Patrick van Aanholt’s cross but his header was well stopped by Darlow.

That let off opened the door for Newcastle, and Wilson raced on Joelinton’s pass to expertly slot past Guaita.

And the Brazilian got the goal his hard work deserved in added time as his deflected wrongfooted Guaita and sealed the win for Bruce.

Full Time at Selhurst Park it’s Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle 2

Impressive Wolves secure 2-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace

Nuno Santo’s side moved up to third in the table as first half goals from debutant Rayan Ait-Nouri and Daniel Podence secured the three points.

Wolves dominated right from kick off in this one as Leander Dendoncker struck a post and the lively Podence forced a save from Vicente Guaita.

And with wave after wave of pressure from Wolves it was only a matter of time before they broke through.
Podence’s ball from the right wasn’t cleared by Palace and Ait-Nouri fired home a precise finish.

Palace were unable to react to that setback as Wolves poured forward again.

This time it was Pedro Neto who escaped down the right and Podence raced into the box to finish off a flowing move.

Roy Hodgson failed to rouse a response from his team in the break and Wolves could and should have extended their lead.

Raul Jimenez tested Guaita from distance before making a reaction stop from Adama Traore.

Palace’s misery was compounded in the final minutes as Luka Milivojevic was sent off but for Wolves, they look firmly back in the groove.

Full Time at Molineux it’s Wolves 2 Crystal Palace 0

Crystal Palace seal battling 2-1 Premier League win at Fulham

Jairo Reidewald and Wilf Zaha secured all three points for Roy Hodgson’s side and despite Tom Cairney’s late consolation the Eagles held on for the win.

Fulham bossed the opening stages but Scott Parker’s side struggled to carve out any clear cut chances.

And with the hosts unable to make their early pressure count Palace edged themselves in front through Reidewald.

Zaha led the Palace counterattack from inside his own half and after Alphonse Areola saved his driven effort, Riedewald reacted quickest to clip home the rebound.

Fulham reacted well to that setback but Alexander Mitrovic wasted an excellent chance to equalise.

Ademola Lookman’s strike rebound back off Vicente Guaita’s post but the Serbian made a mess of the ricochet to fire over the bar.

Parker’s side did look to tiptoe their way into the game after the break but their lack of cutting edge were ruthlessly punished by Zaha.

Andros Townsend’s pass in behind found Michy Batshuayi in space and his square ball was slid home by the Ivory Coast international.

And with Fulham heading for a sixth winless Premier League game substitute Aboubakar Kamara was shown a straight red card for a lunge at Eberechi Eze.

The Cottagers did salvage some pride in added time skipper Cairney fired past Guaita but there was no time for a late rally.

Full time at Craven Cottage it’s Fulham 1 Crystal Palace 2

Chelsea cruise to 4-0 Premier League home win over Crystal Palace

The Blues were without a win since the opening day, but second half goals from Jorginho, Kurt Zouma and debutant Ben Chilwell sealed a timely three points.

Neither side created much in a slow opening 45 minutes, with Timo Werner pot shot the only effort on target.

However, if the first half was to be a slow burner, it burst into life straight after the restart.

Mamadou Sakho’s clearing header was a weak one, and Chilwell kept his nerve to fire past Vicente Guaita.

That goal was to prove crucial as it tipped the balance in Chelsea’s favour, with Zouma rising superbly to bullet home Chilwell’s cross just after the hour mark.

With Palace successfully killed off, Jorginho made it 3-0 with 10 minutes left from the penalty spot.

And the visitors, and Sakho’s, miserable day was completed minutes later as he conceded a second penalty and hop skip jump Jorginho tucked home again.

FULL TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE IT’S CHELSEA 4 CRYSTAL PALACE 0

Crystal Palace grab 1-0 Premier League opening day win over Southampton

The Saints were the brighter of the two sides in the opening stages, with Vicente Guaita called into action to deny Jack Stephens and Danny Ings early on.

Palace were more than happy to let their visitors enjoy the bulk of possession, and the counter attacking threat of Zaha worked perfectly on 14 minutes.

James McCarthy’s tackle sent Andros Townsend in behind the Saints defence, and with Stephens and Jan Bednarek unable to recover, Zaha arrived on cue to bury his low cross.

With the game in danger of drifting after the break, Saints defender Kyle-Walker Peters gave referee Jon Moss something to think about just after the restart.

Moss initially showed him a straight red card after a lunge at Tyrick Mitchell, but after a long VAR check, he downgraded to a yellow.

That reprieve pushed the Saints on, as Guaita produced a fantastic reaction stop from Che Adams.

Palace set their stall out to dig in for the final 15 minutes, as makeshift centre back Cheick Kouyate held the defence together.

This game certainly won’t go down as a classic for attacking quality, but Palace’s trademark stubbornness was enough to secure the points.

FULL TIME AT SELHURST PARK IT’S CRYSTAL PALACE 1 SOUTHAMPTON 0