Crystal Palace Vs Stoke City (2-1)

تم نشره في Sat 25 November / Nov 2017. 01:00 AM
  • Xherdan Shaqiri scored his third goal of the season with a fine second half solo strike.

Mamadou Sakho's injury-time goal gave Crystal Palace a dramatic victory over Stoke City that boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation.

The French defender pounced after a scramble in the box, with Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross unable to clear Yohan Cabaye's cross.

Roy Hodgson's Eagles remain bottom of the table but are now only three points behind West Brom in 17th.

Xherdan Shaqiri's fine solo goal lit up a subdued encounter and put the visitors in front on 53 minutes.

But Palace were level within two minutes through Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the England international taking advantage of lax defending to convert at the far post.

The visitors may well feel aggrieved having come so close to what would have been a deserved point.

For Hodgson, though, it is now eight points won since he replaced Frank de Boer in September.

It was a triumph of persistence for the former England manager's team who are now gathering momentum ahead of games against Brighton, West Brom and Bournemouth.