Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van Aanholt combined to help end Crystal Palace's season on a high by tying their best Premier League finish since 2015.

Roy Hodgson's men found the net twice within ten minutes during the second-half to claim victory over relegated West Bromwich Albion.

While Newcastle United held onto tenth with their huge 3-0 win over Chelsea at home, comes after a tough season for Palace.

Here are five things we learned...

1. Hodgson was not one for sentiment in such a crucial game

Departing defender Damien Delaney was not selected by the former England boss in the squad to host West Brom.

The 36-year-old would not add to the two Premier League outings he had earlier this season, but instead watch from the stands.

It was a wise decision but some Palace fans would have surely wanted to see Delaney pull the red and blue on for one final time. Even for a few minutes.

2. Flashes of brilliance ultimately decided the game

It was a finish which was made easy by the Premier League's Player of the Month for April which gave Palace reprieve.

Later, van Aanholt rounded a hapless Ben Foster to double the lead, initially thinking it might have been chalked off as Ahmed Hegazi attempted to clear it.

Three chances within the space of minutes on the hour - from Zaha, Townsend, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek - could have made it a bigger scoreline.

3. Loftus-Cheek could be a missed figure next season

The Chelsea loanee initially struggled during the first-half against full back Allan Nyom, and was twice fouled early by Jake Livermore.

It was during the second 45 minutes that, combinations with Patrick van Aanholt, that he began to influence proceedings more.

Whether Loftus-Cheek returns to Selhurst Park is unknown, and perhaps unliely, but if available then he could be a significant transfer target.

4. Wan-Bissaka excelled (again) but how will be managed going forward?

The guidance of Hodgson will be invaluable for the 20-year-old, who could really take the mantle of right-back in seasons to come.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah, on loan from Manchester United, was ultimately pushed down the pecking order, which shows how much belief there is in the academy graduate.

Now Palace must think carefully as to how they will ensure how Wan-Bissaka develops next season without overloading him, which could mean a significant signing at full-back.

5. The substitutes' bench will need reinforcements over the summer

As much as there is debate over the Palace players whose contracts are up at the end of the season - particularly Yohan Cabaye - decisions over who stays and who goes will be vital.

Indeed, Hodgson could do with either Benteke returning to the form he is capable of or purchasing a new striker, but reliable substitutes will be integral too.

The average age of the squad is not particularly young either - at nearly 28 - so bringing through youngsters could be one way of going about it.