West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Crystal Palace: Eagles leave drop zone

  • Zaha scores in 58′
  • Van Aanholt leaves injured, 62′
  • Two-straight for Eagles
  • Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend gave Sam Allardyce back-to-back wins, as Crystal Palace surprised West Brom 2-0 at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

    The win boosts Palace out of the drop zone, three points clear of Middlesbrough. West Brom is eighth with 40 points.

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    The first half saw not much aside from a penalty shout for Salomon Rondon, as Palace had most of the ball against a typical Tony Pulis-led stingy West Brom.

    But Yohan Cabaye picked out Wilfried Zaha with a diagonal ball in the 55th minute, and the fiery winger took the ball off his chest with class before beating Ben Foster. 1-0.

    Townsend made it 2-0, a deserved moment for the Englishman who drove three-quarters of the field and shrugged off multiple defenders for a wonderful goal.

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