Crystal Palace completed 2022 in fashion with a commanding 2-0 win over Bournemouth within the Premier League, placing them inside a degree of the highest half and a wholesome 9 away from the relegation zone.
There have been solely 19 minutes on the clock when Jordan Ayew fired the Eagles into the lead, though Patrick Vieira’s had already solid just a few half possibilities by then.
The purpose was deserved after that early spell of strain, with Ayew efficiently wriggling freed from any defensive consideration to satisfy Michael Olise’s excessive nook together with his head. However Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers could have been disillusioned to not have commanded the state of affairs higher.
Olise was a supply of hazard for Palace, each from set-pieces and open play. Round half an hour in, his cross discovered Wilfried Zaha within the field and Travers wanted to be alert to cease it.
Bournemouth hadn’t had a single shot by that stage after which discovered themselves 2-0 down. One other Olise nook, however a low one this time, pulled again to Eberechi Eze on the sting of the realm. It was spectacular and managed end when the temptation would have been there to lash it.
The Cherries truly responded extra to conceding a second and commenced the second half the higher of the 2 groups. They even had an honest likelihood when Dominic Solanke compelled a great save out of Vicente Guaita after being fed by substitute Siriki Dembele.
Bournemouth spent the subsequent portion of the sport launching the ball within the route of Kieffer Moore to little avail and Palace had been closest to the subsequent purpose when Zaha received into place within the field, just for the cutback from substitute Jean-Philippe Mateta to be simply off the mark.
Mateta himself later missed the goal, whereas Palace positively completed the sturdy. Earlier than the tip, Odsonne Edouard, one other off the bench, compelled Travers right into a save, with Zaha’s observe up effort on the rebound blocked by Adam Smith.
GK: Travers (5); CB: Smith (6), CB: Senesi (6), CB: Kelly (6); RM: Anthony (6), CM: Cook dinner (6), CM: Lerma (7), CM: Billing (5), LM: Zemura (5); ST: Solanke (5), ST: Moore (6)
SUBS: Dembele (7), Rothwell (6), Lowe (6), Christie (6)
GK: Guaita (7); RB: Clyne (7), CB: Andersen (7), CB: Guehi (7), LB: Ward (7); CM: Doucoure (8), CM: Schlupp (7); RM: Olise (9), AM: Eze (8), LM: Zaha (6); ST: Ayew (8)
SUBS: Mateta (7), Edouard (6), Hughes (N/A)