- Milivojevic nets first half PK
- Schlupp adds late goal
- Batshuayi makes Palace debut
Crystal Palace beat Fulham 2-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday as Roy Hodgson‘s side secured a vital three points.
With the win Palace move up to 14th place on 26 points, while Fulham stay in 19th place with 17 points.
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Fulham spurned a great chance early on as Joe Bryan whipped in a lovely ball for Mitrovic but he somehow nodded off target.
The Cottagers had all the play early on as Palace started the game slowly.
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A big moment arrived soon after as Cyrus Christie handled in the box under pressure from Christian Benteke, and Palace went ahead against the run of play. Milivojevic sent home the spot kick, as four of Palace’s seven home goals had come from penalties.
Christian Benteke then rolled back the years and sent an incredible overhead kick against the crossbar as Palace pushed for a second.
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Palace started the second half well as Fulham struggled to get going.
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Late on Batshuayi came on for his debut and made an instant impact as his shot was saved by Rico, but Sclupp finished off the rebound. 2-0 to Palace.