- Cabaye breaks CPFC season duck
- Bakayoko levels with 1st PL goal
- Zaha nabs winner
Wilfried Zaha‘s return propelled Crystal Palace to their first goals and points of the season in a shocking 2-1 win over Chelsea at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Chelsea’s been stunned for the second time this season, with Palace joined Burnley as non-traditional powers to belt the Blues.
The win moves Palace four points back of the drop zone, while Chelsea sinks nine points behind leaders Manchester City.
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The first danger? Well of course it came from Crystal Palace, as a healthy Wilfried Zaha dribbled through the box to test Thibaut Courtois with a low shot.
And then… Palace scored! It only took David Luiz clearing a ball off Cabaye’s knee to get past Courtois, but the Eagles will not be complaining with their 1-0 lead.
The lead didn’t last long, with Bakayoko nodding a corner kick off the ground and past Julian Speroni.
Mamadou Sakho then cued up electric returnee Zaha for a terrific finish just before halftime.
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Cesc Fabregas cranked a 50th minute shot off the cross bar as Chelsea mounted its second rally of the contest.
Charly Musonda made waves this week with an Instagram post regarding frustration wiht his playing time, then subbed into the match Saturday and almost provided an equalizer.
Hazard couldn’t get on the end of a terrific invitation from Zappacosta, and Palace was now 17 or so minutes from its first three points of the season.