Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace: Big Sam finally nets first W

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  • Palace two points out of safety
  • Bournemouth in 14th
  • Benteke breaks slump
  • Scott Dann and Christian Benteke helped Sam Allardyce to his first Premier League win as Crystal Palace manager, though the Eagles remain in the drop zone after their 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Tuesday.

    For Benteke, it was his ninth PL goal of the season and his first since Dec. 10.

    Swansea’s win means Palace is still in the relegation zone, while Bournemouth sits seven points clear of the Eagles.

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    Palace was lively to open the match, as Christian Benteke missed an early chance wide of the goal.

    There weren’t many chances at the other end, though Junior Stanislas shot wide of goal as the game neared halftime.

    Dann then put Palace ahead, depositing a Damien Delaney flick behind Artur Boruc.

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