• Match Review: Stoke City 1 Crystal Palace 2

    by  • December 22, 2015 • Crystal Palace, Premiership, Stoke City • 0 Comments

    Crystal Palace maintained their momentum with a 2-1 triumph against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

    Only a goal difference separates the Eagles from the Premier League’s top four following a late victory over Stoke. That means Palace remain sixth, level on points with both Tottenham and Manchester United, while the Stoke city stay 11th spot.

    The Eagles took the lead from the penalty spot during half-stoppage time after Glenn Whelan clipped into the back of Zaha’s leg.

    Another penalty gave the Potters the equaliser when Bojan Krkic converted inside the area in second half of the game.

    Alan Pardew’s side have now won 11 of their last 16 away games thanks to the Substitute winger Lee Chung-Yong’s 88th-minute goal. Pardew has praised the 27-year-old for his last-gasp stunner, winning all three points at Britannia Stadium.

    “Amazing, wasn’t it?” said Pardew after the match. “It was a really great technical goal because his control to hit that side-footed, with that power, against the wind, was amazing. It obviously brought the house down on our bench.

    “He can score goals – usually not from as far back as that, more of a taking people on and weaving his way through type of goals. I’m delighted for him. He’s one of the most popular players in our dressing room. The lads are absolutely delighted for him.”

    Lee was not the only the Eagles’ player to score his debut League goal for the south London side on the day. Connor Wickham, 22, converted the penalty straight the middle to open his account this season.

    On the other side, Stoke have witnessed impressive goalkeeping skills from Butland this term, but early on in this game they would have realised that the tourists was also good at goalkeeping.

    Despite losing a match – The Potters were absolutely dominant for much of the game, unfortunately they were unable to generate consistent performances that troubled the visitors in goal. However Bojan and Xherdan Shaqiri both were able to try and create chances but the finishing was missing.

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