Premier League
3 January 2017
Game week
0 - 1
1 - 2
Selhurst Park (London)


0 - 1
42' A. Mawson (G) (assist by: G. Sigurðsson)
W. Zaha (G) 83' (assist by: M. Kelly)
1 - 1
1 - 2
88' Àngel Rangel (G) (assist by: L. Fer)


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Angel Rangel was the unlikely hero as his late strike secured a vital win for Swansea, who move to within a point of safety following their victory at Selhurst Park.
90'+6 There goes the final whistle and it is a huge three points for Swansea!
90'+4 We are into the final 60 seconds at Selhurst Park. It looks like Swansea are going to hold on and they have just been awarded a corner, which will only run the clock down even further.
90'+2 A frustrated Tomkins is shown the yellow card for tangling with Dyer after conceding a free-kick.
90'+1 The final throw of the dice from Palace sees Jordon Mutch replace Kelly.
90' Selhurst Park was stunned into silence as Rangel rifled the ball past Hennessey. Swansea are back in front going into five minutes of added time...
88' Fer created the opportunity with a brilliantly lofted pass into the path of Rangel.
SWANSEA WINNER?!!! Rangel fires the visitors back in front! The right-back is the furthest man forward and times his run brilliantly to latch onto Fer's cleverly lofted ball, before his shot is too hot for Hennessey to handle. What an end to the game it has been at Selhurst Park!
87' What a goal it was, though, from Zaha! The Ivorian international, who is appearing in his last match for Palace before departing to the African Cup of Nations, could have marked it in the best possible way by earning a valuable point.
85' Can Swansea hang on? This is a huge five minutes for the South Wales club, who have just conceded a free-kick to the right and are now fighting for a point as opposed to all three.
83' Kelly showed good vision to pick out Zaha on the edge of the area.
WHAT A GOAL!!! ZAHA EQUALISES FOR PALACE! The winger, who has been quiet all game, picks his moment to shine and how! He meets Kelly's low cross to the edge of the area with a bicycle kick that flies into the bottom corner and way out of Fabianski's reach. Can Palace find a winner now?
80' In fact, Routledge is given a breather by the Swans, as he is replaced by Nathan Dyer.
79' There is another break in play as Routledge is in need of some attention from the bench. Tiredness is surely starting to kick in for Swansea, as they look to hold on for a vital three points.
77' Kelly is booked for preventing a quickfire Swansea counter-attack just inside the visitors' half.
NO PENALTY! The ball clearly struck the outstretched arm of Rangel as Sako looked to dart into the area, but the referee remains unmoved once again.
75' Coming into this showdown, Swansea had kept just a single clean sheet from their last 10 matches in the Premier League. However, they are looking good to claim another here...
73' Palace are trying to apply the pressure as we approach the final 15 minutes of this game, but Swansea have been equal to everything so far.
71' The Swans make another change with Angel Rangel coming on in place of Taylor.
69' Fulton is unable to continue following that earlier knock and is replaced by Leroy Fer.
The ball falls kindly into the path of Sako on the volley on the edge of the penalty area, but he can only send it high into the stands much to the amusement of the away fans.
67' Clement has now made his way down to the touchline to cast a closer eye over proceedings going into the final quarter of the match. Can the Swans hold on to this lead?
65' There is a slight worry for the Swans as Fulton goes down and is in need of attention from the medical team. It appears he should be fine to carry on, though.
63' As things stand, Swansea will move to within a point of safety if they can hold on for a victory here, which would be huge and install plenty of momentum ahead of Clement taking permanent charge tomorrow.
61' Only Tom Heaton, Jordan Pickford and Ben Foster have made more saves than Fabianski in the Premier League this season, but not many will be as important as that one, you feel.
59' GOOD SAVE! Palace are awarded a free-kick to the right of goal and around 30 yards out. Sako looks for the far corner and Fabianski is forced to scramble across, before getting an important glove to it.
57' Swansea look to hit their opponents on the attack with Sigurdsson laying the ball off for Cork to strike on the edge of the area. However, the skipper can only send his effort high and wide of the target.
55' The winger was the subject of a bid from Birmingham City earlier today, but this is a good opportunity to force his way into Allardyce's regular first-team plans at Selhurst Park.
53' Allardyce makes his second change already, with Townsend being replaced by Bakary Sako.
50' His side have certainly responded at the start of this second half and look a lot more comfortable in possession. However, they need to show a lot more creativity inside their opponents' territory.
48' Allardyce will have tried to inspire his players at the break, as he aims to extend his unbeaten run against Swansea in the Premier League to seven matches.
46' KICK-OFF! The referee blows his whistle and Palace get the ball rolling once again!
Palace have made a change at the break and Benteke was unable to continue following his knock in the first half. Fraizer Campbell comes on in his place.
The players are making their way back out onto the field and the second half is fast approaching...
Swansea lead by an Alfie Mawson header to nil against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. They have been the better of the two sides, although the hosts were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty after Benteke appeared to be brought down by Fabianski.
45'+2 Boos ring around Selhurst Park as the referee blows for half-time!
45'+1 We are now into the first of two additional minutes at the end of this first half.
44' Swansea have probably earned the lead after their first-half performance at Selhurst Park, in which they have been the better of the two sides on the whole. The watching Clement looked impressed as he made notes in the stand.
42' Sigurdsson claims his sixth assist of the season with a brilliant delivery into the box.
YES, THEY CAN!!! MAWSON GIVES SWANSEA THE LEAD! Sigurdsson swings in an inviting delivery from the left flank and the centre-half rises highest in the box, before guiding his header brilliantly into the corner - well out of the reach of Hennessey. How crucial could that goal prove to be?
41' Swansea have a free-kick on the touchline after Ki is brought down by Cabaye. Can the visitors make this count with the first-half drawing to a close?
39' Puncheon is the next player to try his luck with an ambitious volley from 30 yards out. However, it is nowhere near the target and Swansea will restart play with a goal-kick.
37' The Belgian is back on the field and looking to improve his dismal record of just one goal from eight Premier League appearances for Palace at Selhurst Park since joining from Liverpool.
35' Benteke is now down in the middle of the field and receiving treatment from the physio. Nobody was around him at the time and that is somewhat of a concern for Palace.
33' NO PENALTY! Hennessey's long kick downfield evades everyone and is latched on to by Benteke, who gets there ahead of Fabianski and goes to ground after contact appears to be made. However, the referee is unmoved much to the dismay of the home crowd.
32' CHANCE! Routledge beats the offside trap to latch onto a long ball forward, but his attempted lob is tame and easily denied by Hennessey.
29' What an opportunity that was for the Swans and Fernandez knows that he should have done better there. Chances like that must be taken during the second half of the season if they are to preserve their Premier League status.
27' CHANCE! Swansea are awarded a free-kick, which is swung in by Sigurdsson from the right. It is attacked by Fernandez, but the centre-half is unable to keep his header down and Palace breathe a huge sigh of relief.
25' The visitors continue to try and apply the pressure as they are awarded another corner. However, Palace deal with the danger on this occasion.
23' Just three years ago, the Swans were preparing for a UEFA Europa League knockout clash with Italian giants Napoli, but that all seems a far cry from their current scenario. Although, a win here would certainly relieve some of the pressure.
20' They will be disappointed not to have edged their noses in front, but the Swans will take a lot of positives from the start they have made to this contest. The visitors just need to be more clinical in the final third.
18' JUST WIDE! From the resulting corner, a low delivery into the box is met by Ki, whose first-time effort flashes just past the post.
17' GOOD SAVE! Swansea deal with the pressure and hit Palace on the counter, with Routledge finding Llorente in the centre of the field. He advances before laying off Cork, who inadvertently takes an extra touch with narrows the angle and Hennessey makes a good block.
15' Palace enjoy a rare venture forward down the right flank with Townsend leading the charge before being felled by Llorente. The Spaniard is shown the first yellow card of the game and the hosts have a free-kick in a dangerous position here...
12' Swansea are still seeing the majority of the ball as we approach the quarter-of-an-hour mark, but need to show more confidence going forward and ask questions of the Palace defence.
10' It is a tricky outcome to call here - Palace have lost five of their last six Premier League matches on home soil, while the Swans have been beaten in seven of their eight most recent top-flight outings on the road.
8' Of course, the Spaniard scored the winner in the 5-4 thriller at the Liberty in November and he was very close to breaking the deadlock here.
6' JUST WIDE! Swansea's early pressure almost leads to the breakthrough inside the sixth minute! An inviting cross from the right is met by Llorente, who guides his header just the wrong side of the post.
5' STAT ATTACK! It is worth noting that the Swans have a good record against the Eagles on this ground - keeping clean sheets in four of their last five visits in the league.
3' Swansea have settled into their rhythm the quicker of the two sides here and knocking the ball around nicely under the watchful eye of their new manager in the stands.
1' KICK-OFF! The referee blows his whistle and Swansea get the match underway!
HERE THEY COME! The teams are making their way out onto the field and kick-off is just moments away...
SWANSEA CITY SUBS: Nordfeldt, Van der Hoorn, Fer, Baston, Dyer, Barrow, Rangel.
SWANSEA CITY (4-3-3): Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Taylor; Fulton, Ki, Cork; Routledge, Llorente, Sigurdsson.
Meanwhile, incoming Swansea boss Paul Clement will be keeping a close eye on proceedings as caretaker Alan Curtis leads the team for the final time before his reign starts on Wednesday. The visitors have made four changes from the 3-0 defeat by AFC Bournemouth as they look to avoid a fifth straight defeat in the Premier League. Federico Fernandez replaces the suspended Jordi Amat in the heart of defence, while Jack Cork and Jay Fulton are prefered to Leon Britton and Leroy Fer in midfield, and Palace old boy Wayne Routledge returns after missing out on New Year's Eve with a suspected mouth abscess in place of Nathan Dyer. Fernando Llorente has shaken off an ankle injury and will lead the attack.
CRYSTAL PALACE SUBS: Speroni, Flamini, Campbell, Lee, Mutch, Sako, Phillips.
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-2-3-1): Hennessey; Kelly, Delaney (c), Tomkins, Ward; Ledley, Puncheon; Townsend, Cabaye, Zaha; C. Benteke.
Sam Allardyce has made two changes to the Palace side that were beaten by Arsenal on New Year's Day, as he aims for his first win since taking charge of the Eagles. One of them sees captain Damien Delaney return from suspension in the heart of defence in place, while the other sees Joe Ledley return from injury to partner Jason Puncheon in the holding role, with Mathieu Flamini dropping to the bench. Wilfried Zaha has received special dispensation to play for the final time before joining up with Ivory Coast ahead of the African Cup of Nations. Bakary Sako, who was the subject of a bid from Birmingham City today, is on the bench.
This is a crucial match at the bottom end of the Premier League with both sides eager to move away from danger in the second half of the season. Palace can move four points clear of danger with a win here, while the Swans can move to within a point of safety with a victory. The meeting at the Liberty Stadium in November provided a dramatic 5-4 success for the hosts and neutrals will be hoping for an equally entertaining return fixture.
Hello everyone and welcome to LIVE text commentary of the 2016/17 Premier League! Today, we're at Selhurst Park a relegation six-pointer between Crystal Palace and bottom club Swansea City - it's good to have your company!


Ł. Fabiański
J. Ward
N. Taylor
Ki Sung-Yeung
J. Tomkins
A. Mawson
Y. Cabaye
A. Townsend
W. Zaha
W. Hennessey
W. Routledge
J. Ledley
C. Benteke
G. Sigurðsson
J. Cork
K. Naughton
D. Delaney
F. Fernández
M. Kelly
J. Puncheon
J. Fulton

Additional info

P. Tierney
A. Garratt
Fourth official
M. Dean


Match Stats

Crystal Palace Swansea City
33 Attacks (Dangerous) 36
4 Corners 5
13 Fouls 14
15 Free Kicks 14
6 Goal Kicks 4
1 Offsides 1
1 Shots (blocked) 2
3 Shots (off target) 6
2 Shots (on target) 1
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
32 Throw Ins 30

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Selhurst Park

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