Saints win at Christmas, beat Palace 3-1 in Premier League
LONDON (AP) — Southampton’s resurgence continued at Selhurst Park as Ronald Koeman’s side beat Crystal Palace 3-1 Friday to move back into the top four of the Premier League.
Many thought the bubble had burst on Saints’ astonishing start to the campaign after an embarrassing League Cup exit to third-tier Sheffield United made it five straight defeats in all competitions.
Southampton brought that miserable run to an end against Everton last weekend and impressively racked up another big win on a wet day in south London against Palace, where Sadio Mane, Ryan Bertrand and Toby Alderweireld netted in a 3-1 victory, which saw Scott Dann score a late consolation.
The defeat means Palace have won just one of its last 12 top-flight matches with fans jeering manager Neil Warnock.