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Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland: How it happened
Updated 10:42pm Saturday 31st August 2013 in Sport
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- FT Crystal Palace 3 (Gabbidon 9, Gayle 79, O'Keefe 90) Sunderland 1 (Fletcher 64)
- Danny Gabbidon gives the Eagles a dream ninth minute lead
- Half-time substitute Steven Fletcher comes off the bench to head Sunderland back on terms
- Black Cats skipper John O'Shea red carded for trip on Dwight Gayle inside the box
- Gayle steps up to restore Palace's advantage from the penalty spot
- Stuart O'Keefe wraps up the three points with a third goal in added time
Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland: The Eagles have their first win of Premier League campaign against what appear to be drop rivals
3-1 Crystal Palace. Stuart O'Keefe fires home from just outside of the area. Game over.
Four minutes of added time
KG's shot tipped over by Westwood
Fletcher takes a tumble in the box as Speroni tries to gather
Great save by Westwood to deny Williams
Double change for Eagles. Chamakh replaced by O'Keefe and Gayle comes off for Wilbraham.
Gayle fires penalty low under Westwood
O'Shea pays the price
Gayle is tripped just inside the box by O'Shea
Williams about a mile off target with that effort. Got a feeling that one will be shown a few times on the telly.
Gayle's cross ends on the roof of Westwood's net
Moxey tries his luck with an ambitious volley from outside of the area
1-1 Steven Fletcher buries a header past Speroni
Palace looking to thrive on the counter once more, twice they've surged through the middle but looked short of ideas in final third. #CPFC— @theunusedsub 31 August 2013
Puncheon wastes good chance by blazing over
Charis Mavrias comes on in place of Giaccherini
Diakite could have scored a spectacular own goal under pressure from Gayle. Fortunately for him his clearance went behind for a corner.
Gayle also runs from halfway and sees a shot deflected behind for a corner
Jedinak fires about a foot over the bar after bursting forward from the halfway line
RT @THE_REAL_JWCW: If Gayle scores today I will eat myself #cpfc— @TommyBB11 31 August 2013
Change for Palace as Campana makes way for Williams
Lets see what Palace comes out in the second half! #cpfc— @markokhoward 31 August 2013
Speroni tips behind Larsson's free-kick
Second half is underway and Darren Flecher is on for Ji Dong-Won
Teams are out for second half
One minute of added time
Wickham gets a talking to for late challenge on Joel Ward but no caution
Jedinak's curler goes just wide
Wickham heads behind Campana's free-kick
Dwight Gayle's shot deflected and easily caught by Westwood
Puncheon again fires just wide from long range after Chamakh had cleverly played the ball into his path
KG showing there why he will never be prolific as he blazes well over from 25 yards
Gabbidon heads behind Giaccherini's curling effort and then Speroni gathers comfortably from the corner
Gabbidon blocks Wickham's shot
Chamakh just unable to get on end of long ball
Puncheon runs from halfwayy line and places low drive about a foot wide from outside the area
Could have been 1-1 as Dong-Won fails to get on the end of a cross and Joel Ward puts it behind. Modibo Diakite heads well over from the resulting corner.
Gayle getting among them a bit more today. A run through on goal just gets away from him #cpfc— @FYPFanzine 31 August 2013
Adam Johnson causing a few problems but Palace defending well
“@Official_CPFC: That goal has seen the noise level go up another notch here at Selhurst!” Sounds amazing on the radio !!— @stephenflynn123 31 August 2013
Sebastian Larsson's shot charged down by the Palace defence
Palace take the lead with Danny Gabidon unknowingly applying the final touch after a corner was whipped in. KG had the initial shot.
Jose Campana drills a low 20-yard shot straight at Keiren Westwood
Puncheon has to fancy his chances against Colback at left-back. He's certainly hugging the touchline more than he did at Stoke. #CPFC #SAFC— @theunusedsub 31 August 2013
Good tackle by Gabbidon on Giaccherini as he ran into the area
We are off and running here in SE25
Lots more pre-match fanfare in the Premier League than the Championship!
Here they are
Just waiting for the two teams to emerge
Sunderland subs: Mannone, Cabral, Fletcher, Karlsson, Cuellar, Roberge, Mavrias
@SAFCofficial XI v @Official_CPFC: Westwood, Celustka, Colback, O'Shea, Diakite, Larsson, Vaughan, Johnson, Giaccherini, Ji, Wickham. #BPL— @Yosserlfc2011 31 August 2013
Crystal Palace line up as follows: Speroni, Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Campana, Puncheon, Gayle, Chamakh. Subs: Alexander, Ramage, O'Keefe, Williams, Dobbie, Wilbraham, Phillips
A few internet connection problems here but hopefuly the gremlins are all sorted
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