Crystal Palace fights back to win over Wolves
Eberechi Eze and Wilfried Zaha scored in the second half for Crystal Palace as they came from behind to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 in their Premier League match at Selhurst Park on Tuesday.
Both sides had early chances, with Cheque Doukoure hitting the post with a bouncing pile-driver for Palace in the fifth minute, before Diego Costa fired a close-range shot at the visitors for a corner at the other end. was widened.
Known more for his tricky dribbling and powerful shooting than his aerial ability, Wolves winger Adama Traore opened the scoring in the 31st minute with a brilliant downward header from Hugo Bueno’s cross to give his team the lead.
The visitors could have gone for two goals after Traore was dragged out of the box in first-half stoppage time, but Rubén Neves hit the resulting free kick from a right-handed post.
Palace leveled off at the start of the second half with a goal that bore more than a striking resemblance to Triores, with AZ Ghosting on the away post before firing down the line and down the back.
Odsonne Edouard showed a brilliant bicycle kick in the middle of the second half to the top-right corner as both sides made some clever strikes but struggled to convert them into attempts on goal.
douard became the provider in the 70th minute, picking Zaha into the box and making it home calmly, which proved to be the winner as the closest Wolves came was a Neves shot that was saved comfortably by Vicente Guetta.
The win moved Palace to 10th place on the table with 13 points after 10 matches, while Wolves, who have scored only five goals in 11 Premier League games so far this season, are in 17th place with nine points.
“We had to dig deeper. We were playing well in the first half but the goal was a big blow,” Zaha said after the match. “We had to keep going. That’s what happens in love. We knew it was within us and we got what we deserved.”
Palace coach Patrick Vieira was pleased with his team’s response to the goal down.
“We have players who are capable of scoring goals and it’s important to build on these performances,” Vieira said. “The biggest challenge for us is to be consistent. We have to keep challenging and work with the players.”