Zaha stars as Crystal Palace defeats Burnley 3-1
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Crystal Palace moved eight points clear of the Premier League relegation zone with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.
Zaha scores twice as Crystal Palace beats Leicester
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Wilfried Zaha scored twice to help give Crystal Palace a 4-1 win at Leicester on Saturday, as Roy Hodgson became the oldest manager to take charge of a Premier League...
Zaha scores late to grab point for Palace vs West Ham
LONDON (AP) — Wilfried Zaha came to his team's rescue as Crystal Palace snatched an English Premier League point off West Ham in a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
The striker, back from suspension and able to face the Hammers after appealing against an additional ban, struck 14 minutes from time.
Mark Noble fired the visitors into a first-half lead from the penalty spot.
Fulham’s survival hopes take hit with 2-0 loss at Palace
LONDON (AP) — Fulham's hopes of survival in the English Premier League took another hit with a 2-0 loss at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
An improved display in defeat against Tottenham and a 4-2 victory over Brighton had presented Claudio Ranieri's Fulham with some momentum, but the team was outplayed by Palace and again contributed to its downfall, which was secured by goals from Luka Milivojevic and Jeffrey Schlupp.
Zaha scores, sent off in Palace’s 1-1 draw at Southampton
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Wilfried Zaha scored and was sent off for sarcastically applauding the referee in Crystal Palace's 1-1 draw at Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday.
With his first goal since September, Zaha put Palace in the lead in the 41st minute after drilling home a shot inside the near post from Andros Townsend's pass.
James Ward-Prowse equalized for Southampton in the 77th, scoring for the third straight league game with a first-time finish from just inside the area.
Crystal Palace score late to beat Wolves 2-0 in EPL
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Jordan Ayew and Luka Milivojevic scored late to give Crystal Palace a 2-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday in the Premier League.
Palace had failed to score in two straight games since stunning Manchester City 3-2 on Dec. 22, but Ayew finally ended the drought in the 83rd minute after Patrick Van Aanholt's mishit shot fell to him in the box.
Cardiff resists strong pressure to draw 0-0 at Palace
LONDON (AP) — Cardiff resisted intense pressure to secure only its second English Premier League point away from home in drawing at Crystal Palace 0-0 on Wednesday.
The Bluebirds were hammered by Manchester United 5-1 on Saturday and could have lost just as heavily at Selhurst Park but goalkeeper Neil Etheridge's resilience, Palace's unconvincing finishing, and some desperate defending earned them a point.
No Zaha, no problem as Crystal Palace beats Leicester 1-0
LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace showed it can cope without Wilfried Zaha, the club's most influential player, when the London team edged Leicester 1-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The Ivory Coast forward was sidelined through suspension but captain Luka Milivojevic produced an outstanding first-half finish to lift his side to 15th place in the standings and clear of the bottom three.
10-man Brighton beats fierce rival Palace 3-1 in EPL
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Brighton shrugged off the first-half dismissal of Shane Duffy to ease to a 3-1 home victory over fierce local rival Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Tuesday.
The center back was given a straight red card for thrusting his head into Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt in the 28th minute, with Brighton 1-0 ahead at that stage through Glenn Murray's penalty.
Zaha strike gives Crystal Palace 1-0 win at Huddersfield
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Wilfried Zaha provided another reminder of his importance to Crystal Palace with a stunning solo goal in a 1-0 win at struggling Huddersfield in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Palace has lost its last 12 league games when Ivory Coast winger Zaha has been absent, the latest of which came in the London club's previous game, a 2-0 defeat at home to Southampton before the international break.
Palace without Zaha give Southampton first EPL win
LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace's reliance on Wilfried Zaha was exposed again as Southampton exploited his absence to earn its first win in the English Premier League 2-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
It will soon be two years since Palace last won without its finest player, as goals from Danny Ings and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg demonstrated how vital it was that it again recently persuaded Zaha to sign a new contract.
Fulham beaten by Palace on EPL return despite heavy spending
LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace taught Fulham a painful lesson on its London rival's return to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory on Saturday.
Having absorbed much of Fulham's pressure, Palace punished rare lapses in intensity and concentration to score toward the end of each half through Jeffrey Schlupp and then Wilfried Zaha.
LONDON (AP) — West Bromwich Albion's eight-year stay in the Premier League ended with a 2-0 loss at Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Despite West Brom's recent improvement under caretaker manager Darren Moore, goals from Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van Aanholt meant the central England club finished bottom of the standings.
LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace moved to the brink of English Premier League safety by beating 10-man Leicester 5-0 on Saturday.
Palace, which looked destined for relegation after losing its opening seven fixtures without scoring a goal, has climbed to 11th place to sit six points clear of the bottom three, where only Southampton are capable of catching the south London club.
WATFORD, England (AP) — Crystal Palace edged six points clear of the English Premier League relegation zone by drawing with Watford 0-0 on Saturday.
James Tomkins headed against the post in the second half for Palace, for which Wilfried Zaha was booked for diving at Vicarage Road.
Roy Hodgson's Palace has three games remaining to secure its top-flight status.
Zaha scores 2, Palace beats Brighton 3-2 in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Wilfried Zaha scored twice as Crystal Palace beat local rival Brighton 3-2 and moved six points clear of the English Premier League relegation zone on Saturday.
The Ivory Coast forward, the key player in Palace's survival bid, scored the opener in the fifth minute and added what proved to be the winning goal in the 24th at Selhurst Park.
James Tomkins made it 2-0 to Palace in the 14th before Brighton striker Glenn Murray reduced the deficit against his form club four minutes later.
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Bournemouth twice recovered from a losing position to secure a 2-2 draw at home to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday after substitute Joshua King's 89th-minute goal.
The visitors had twice led through second-half finishes from Luka Milivojevic and Wilfried Zaha, but King's late goal for midtable Bournemouth denied Palace the crucial victory that would have taken them five points clear of the bottom three.
Palace out of EPL drop zone with 2-0 win at Huddersfield
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Luka Milivojevic converted his sixth penalty of the season to complete Crystal Palace's 2-0 win over Huddersfield that lifted his team out of the Premier League's relegation zone on Saturday.
The Serbia midfielder's latest spot kick took him to seven goals for the season, making him an unlikely star in Palace's attempt to beat the drop.
Burnley slump in EPL continues with 1-0 loss at Palace
LONDON (AP) — Burnley looked capable of providing the fairytale story of the English Premier League when it climbed into the Champions League qualification positions last month.
Now the team's season is starting to unravel.
A 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace on Saturday made it six games without a win for Burnley since that victory over Stoke which lifted Sean Dyche's side into the top four against all the odds.
Benteke ends goal drought as Palace beats Leicester 3-0
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Christian Benteke ended a 13-game goal drought for Crystal Palace in a 3-0 victory at Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Belgium striker headed in Andros Townsend's cross in the 19th minute to score his first goal since the penultimate game of last season in May. It came a week after Benteke defied team orders by taking — and missing — a penalty in a draw with Bournemouth.
Everton fights back to draw 2-2 at last-place Crystal Palace
LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace was denied a crucial English Premier League victory after a controversial penalty earned Everton a 2-2 draw on Saturday.
Roy Hodgson's Palace twice took the lead at Selhurst Park with goals from James McArthur and Wilfried Zaha, but the hosts were frustrated when they felt Oumar Niasse dived to earn a penalty and then scored Everton's second goal by halftime.
Crystal Palace come back to draw with West Ham 2-2 in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Manager Roy Hodgson departed to raucous applause after Crystal Palace roared back from two goals down to draw with West Ham 2-2 at home in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Palace remained last in the standings, but this was the team's second match in the last three it has secured at least a point.
Javier Hernandez and Andre Ayew put West Ham a flattering two up at Selhurst Park by halftime.
Newcastle beats Crystal Palace 1-0 in EPL
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Mikel Merino came off the bench to head Newcastle past Crystal Palace 1-0 with his first goal in English football on Saturday.
The Spaniard's bullet header from Matt Ritchie's 85th-minute corner handed the Magpies a win they barely deserved on an afternoon where they were poor for long periods before producing a late flurry.
Palace gets first EPL goal, points by beating Chelsea 2-1
LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace ended its seven-game scoring drought by beating Chelsea 2-1 for its first points in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Palace needed some help after making the worst-ever start to an English top-flight campaign, and its first goal of the season was by an opposition player — Cesar Azpilicueta — in the 11th minute.
LONDON (AP) — Hull's return to the Premier League ended after a single season on Sunday, with the club relegated after a 4-0 loss at Crystal Palace.
The result confirmed Palace's top-flight survival and ended any prospect of Swansea going down. Hull joins Sunderland and Middlesbrough in dropping into the second-tier League Championship, with the relegation places resolved ahead of the final week of the season.
LONDON (AP) — Hull's return to the Premier League ended after a single season on Sunday, relegated after a 4-0 loss at Crystal Palace.
Hull completes a trio of clubs from northeast England dropping into the second-tier League Championship, with Sunderland and Middlesbrough having their relegation confirmed in recent weeks.
The result confirmed Palace's top-flight survival and ended any prospect of Swansea going down.
LONDON (AP) — Premier League leader Chelsea lost for the first time in nearly three months as relegation-threatened Crystal Palace produced a daring attacking display to win 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Three goals in the opening 11 minutes decided the game as Wilfried Zaha inspired Sam Allardyce's side to its fourth consecutive victory as he canceled out Cesc Fabregas's opener before setting up Christian Benteke for the winner moments later.
EPL leader Chelsea loses 2-1 to Crystal Palace
LONDON (AP) — Premier League leader Chelsea lost for the first time in nearly three months as relegation-threatened Crystal Palace won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to keep up its resurgence under Sam Allardyce.
Wilfried Zaha sparked Palace's comeback after Cesc Fabregas' fifth-minute opener for Chelsea, with the winger equalizing in the 9th and setting up Christian Benteke for the winning goal barely a minute later.
Paul Clement marks Swansea appointment with win at Palace
LONDON (AP) — Paul Clement took his place on the touchline hours after being appointed Swansea manager to see his new team win 2-1 at Crystal Palace on Tuesday and climb off the bottom of the Premier League.
While Clement made an instant impact as Bob Bradley's successor, Sam Allardyce remains winless after three games as Palace manager.
Ivory Coast: Zaha switches soccer allegiance from England
LONDON (AP) — Ivory Coast says Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, who played two friendlies for England, has decided to switch international football allegiance to the west African nation.
The announcement comes ahead of the African Cup of Nations, which is being played in the middle of the Premier League season in January.
Bob Bradley lands 1st win; Tottenham’s unbeaten start ends
LONDON (AP) — After a difficult introduction to English Premier League management, Bob Bradley's wait for a win is over.
Swansea's players couldn't achieve it the easy way for their trail-blazing American coach.
In the sixth game of his reign on Saturday, Swansea tossed away a 3-1 lead against Crystal Palace to head into stoppage time trailing 4-3.