Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van Aanholt helped the club end its Premier League season on a high as they tied their best position since 2015.

Crystal Palace scored twice in ten minutes during the second-half to secure victory over relegated West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park.

Zaha, who was named the Player of the Month for April, netted his career-best ninth Premier League goal during Palace’s 350th game in the top-flight since 1992.

A three-goal rout for Newcastle United over Chelsea meant they could not go any higher than 11th.

Roy Hodgson’s men entered the game with a five-match unbeaten run and hopes of moving up a place in order to secure tens of millions pounds more in prize money.

Despite Jason Puncheon returning to fitness and Damien Delaney nearing the end of his time at the club, neither were selected in the 18-man squad for the final game of the season.

The Eagles began the match brightly within the first ten minutes, with captain Luka Milivojevic having a crack from range that was yards wide of the goal.

Darren Moore’s side responded in kind when Paris Saint-Germain loanee Grzegorz Krychowiak shot from outside the box moments later.

Other than Ben Foster denying a sliding Zaha with his toes after a close-range chance, the first 45 minutes lacked tempo and chances.

Winger Andros Townsend scuppered a big chance on the hour when he was released through by Zaha, only to miss the goal completely and the latter looking on unimpressed.

Zaha could have scored a hat-trick in this tie, with his last clear-cut chance coming on 60 minutes as well, but he also put it wide.

After the introduction of former Tottenham Hotspur winger Nacer Chadli, Jay Rodriguez nearly took advantage of a scattered Palace defence with a back-heel finish but he missed the ball itself.

Both sides introduced changes late on, Lee Chung-yong, Hal Robson-Kanu, Pape Souare and Daniel Sturridge, but ultimately the hosts found their gear to secure a much-needed win.

Meanwhile, veteran commentator John Motson was paid tribute to in Palace’s matchday programme as the match happened to be his last on the microphone.

Ex-England manager Hodgson, who guided Palace from being relegation contenders to safety, has got the club to 44 points and 11th position following a disastrous start under former boss Frank de Boer.