Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
14 April 2018
Game week
34
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
3 - 2
Full-time
3 - 2
Venue
Selhurst Park (London)
Attendance
24656

Goals

W. Zaha (G) 5'
1 - 0
J. Tomkins (G) 14'
2 - 0
2 - 1
18' G. Murray (G) (assist by: L. Dunk)
W. Zaha (G) 24' (assist by: L. Milivojević)
3 - 1
3 - 2
34' J. Izquierdo (G) (assist by: J. Locadia)

Commentary

Minute   Description
Palace secure a vital victory this afternoon over their rivals Brighton, in a huge game for the them at the bottom of the table. The Eagles now move six points clear of the relegation zone with the win, which saw all five goals scored in the first-half. Brighton improved as the game progressed but couldn't quite find top gear and grab an equalising goal late on, they remain five points above the dropzone.
FULL-TIME: CRYSTAL PALACE 3-2 BRIGHTON
90'+5 That's the full-time whistle!
90'+4 A late yellow card is shown to Beram Kayal.
90'+2 HOW DID HE NOT SCORE? Murray with a terrific chance to score late on and surely get a point for Brighton but he somehow missed! The striker was unmarked and had the opportunity to just sidefoot the ball into the back of net from just a couple of yards out, but he miss times it completely and ends up missing the target.
90' There will be a minimum of four minutes of added time played.
89' Wayne Hennessey is shown a yellow card for wasting time late on with a goal-kick.
88' If the result stays the same here, Palace will move up to 15th position on 34 points, six points clear of the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Brighton will be 13th on 35 points, with just a handful of games left to play. Both teams are close to securing their Premier League status now.
86' The Seagulls make their third and final substitution here, with Gaëtan Bong the man coming off and he has been replaced by Solly March.
84' There isn't much time left on the clock now for Brighton to score an equaliser, they are pressing but the Eagles are holding firm at the moment.
82' GREAT SAVE! Hennessey first has to react well to punch away a cross into the penalty area, the ball then falls perfectly to Stephens on the edge of the box and he volleys it straight towards goal, which forces Hennessey to make a great stop to his right from the dipping effort.
80' Palace make their second substitution of the afternoon, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek replaced by Jaïro Riedewald.
79' Wilfried Zaha is shown a yellow card for dissent.
76' Brighton are seeing of the ball right now, but they are struggling to get it into good attacking areas, with the strikers not having great service. Can they still salvage something from this game?
74' Bong does well to win a corner for the Seagulls, who look dangerous at set pieces and this may be a good way for them to get back into the game. Knockaert whips the ball into the box, which is met by the head of Ulloa, but he can't direct it towards goal and it goes well wide.
71' Brighton also make a change of their own, with Pascal Groß replaced by Leonardo Ulloa. It looks like the Seagulls are going two up top now, with Ulloa up there with Murray.
Crystal Palace make their first substitution of the game, with Yohan Cabaye heading off the pitch and he has been replaced by Christian Benteke.
69' BRIGHTON CHANCES! The Seagulls counter quickly up the pitch, with Izquierdo racing through on goal but Hennessey rushes out of goal and makes a good block with his legs. It looks like the danger has gone, but Van Aanholt is complacent when clearing the ball and takes too long, so Izquierdo nicks it off his toes and passes to Murray on the right side of the box, he fires a shot at goal, which is superbly blocked Sakho.
66' Brighton are starting to show more attacking intent now, they are keeping Palace penned inside their own half at the moment and looking for a way through to goal. However, apart from Murray's chance a few minutes ago, they are struggling to carve out any real goalscoring opportunities.
61' GREAT CHANCE! Brighton go so close to drawing level! Murray was just inches away from making it 3-3 here, after his low drilled shot across goal flew just wide of past the far post, with Hennessey beaten. Good effort.
60' As we go past the hour mark here at Selhurst Park, it remains 3-2 in favour of the hosts but as we've seen so far this afternoon, anything could happen! The atmosphere is terrific from both sets of fans and it is really adding to the game.
56' Zaha is still looking lively up front for Palace, he has caused Brighton so many problems this afternoon and will be hoping to get on the scoresheet once more to get his hat-trick. Dunk and Duffy have had their hands full dealing with him this afternoon.
53' Palace look pretty comfortable at the moment, they need to inject a little pace into the game but they appear strong and are keeping Brighton away from the danger area. The Seagulls look short of ideas in attack and they haven't really threatened Hennessey in the Palace goal.
51' The second half hasn't started as quick as the first period did, it is much slower and Brighton seem to have regrouped at half-time as they are now seeing more of the ball and not allowing Palace to play their quick, attacking football.
46' Brighton have made a substitution at the break, with Jürgen Locadia coming off and he has been replaced by Anthony Knockaert.
The second half is underway!
The referee calls time on a thrilling first half of football at Selhurst Park. What a game we have had here, Palace have dominated most of the game, taking the lead but Brighton have fought had to get back into the game. The Eagles took the lead through Zaha, before Tomkins doubled their lead. Former Palace striker, Glenn Murray pulled one back for the Seagulls just a couple of minutes later, but Zaha then struck again to make it 3-1. Then against the run of play, Izquierdo curled the ball into the back of the net to make it 3-2! More of the same in the second half?
HALF-TIME: PALACE 3-2 BRIGHTON
45'+3 That's the half-time whistle!
45' There will be a minimum of three minutes of added time played here.
43' The traveling Brighton supporters are starting to find their voice now, you can just about hear them above the noisy home supporters who haven't let up for the entirety of the first-half. A great Premier League and derby atmosphere.
41' Can either team score another before the break? We don't want this half to end, it's been a terrific game so far.
37' Brighton will be thrilled that they have been able to pull another goal back, because Palace could've been out of sight by now! Palace have taken their foot off the throttle in the past few minutes and Brighton and playing much better.
34' Locadia spotted the run of his teammate behind Ward and played a terrific ball through, which was perfect for Izquierdo to run on to.
GOOOAAALLL! BRIGHTON ARE BACK IN IT! The Seagulls have pulled one back and made it 3-2! Izquierdo takes advantage of some poor defending at the back by Palace. Locadia threads a pass to Izquierdo in behind Ward, the winger gets away from him before curling a shot beyond Hennessey into the far corner.
33' Decent effort! You can see the confidence following through Zaha at the moment, he is loving this game so far. The winger just used his pace and skill there to knock the ball past his marker and then fire a low shot at goal, but Ryan makes a good save.
31' As it stands, this victory for Palace would be massive and move them onto 34 points, six points above Southampton with four remaining Premier League games to play.
29' Brighton are struggling to get on the ball at the moment, they are losing every second ball and Palace just look too quick and strong for them today. Murray has barely touched the ball for Brighton, apart from his goal.
24' Milivojević had so much time and space on the ball, with Brighton not closing him down quick enough and the skipper picked out Zaha perfectly in the box, who made no mistakes with the finish.
GOOOAAALLL! PALACE EXTEND THEIR LEAD! Another goal by Zaha to make it 3-1 after just 25 minutes! It's a great cross into the box by Milivojevic, who had so much time on the ball to pick out Zaha at the far post. Zaha rose above his man and powered a header into the back of the net past Ryan.
23' Milivojević just needs to calm down at the moment, he has recently been booked, but he is flying into the challenges and the Brighton players are keen to point that out to the referee. After their great start, they don't want to lose a player early on.
21' What a game we have on our hands now! Three goals after just over 20 minutes here at Selhurst Park, the atmosphere is cracking and the tackles are really starting to fly in.
18' It was an excellent header by Lewis Dunk, who was unlucky not to score himself, but Murray was perfectly placed to volley the ball home from close range.
GOOOAAALLL! BRIGHTON PULL ONE BACK! Great response by the visitors to get back into the game so soon after going two-nil down! It's the former Eagles striker Glenn Murray with the goal, following an excellent header by Dunk, which was just kept out by the crossbar and Hennessey, however Murray was in the right place at the right time, to tuck the ball home. Game on.
16' Milivojević is shown a yellow card for a blatant handball just inside his own half.
14' GOOOAAALLL! PALACE DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! After a big goalmouth scramble following a deep corner, the ball finally finds it way into the back of the net thanks to James Tomkins, with a fine finish from close range. Mat Ryan did well in the Brighton goal initially to make two good saves, but Brighton were really scrambling to clear, but they just couldn't get rid of the ball and Tomkins punished them.
13' Brighton haven't got going here yet, they are struggling to string more than a few passes together and Palace are dominating at the moment, in every department. Another Eagles goal would really make it tough for the Seagulls to get back into the game, they are yet to mount an attack.
11' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Dale Stephens for a strong and late challenge on Zaha, as he looked to counter-attack.
10' Selhurst Park is really rocking now! A victory for Palace would be massive in their bid to remain in the Premier League. The Eagles were also handed a big boost before the game with Southampton suffering a 3-2 defeat against Chelsea, which means the Saints remain in the bottom three and three points below Palace.
5' GOOOAAALLL! PALACE TAKE THE LEAD! The Eagles have started the game the better of the two sides and get on the scoresheet very early here! It all came from a corner, with Milivojevic driving the ball into the box and no Brighton players got close enough to him, so the midfielder fired a low shot at goal. Ryan got a hand to it, but couldn't stop it from firing past him, then Zaha adds the finishing touch just on the line to make sure it went in. Great start for the hosts.
3' There is a cracking atmosphere at Selhurst Park, both sets of supporters are in fine voice for this derby clash. More importantly, a huge relegation battle between the two teams who are still looking to secure Premier League survival.
1' We're underway!
TEAM NEWS: Just the one change for Palace as Joel Ward comes in for Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Two changes for Brighton. Davy Propper is suspended so Beram Kayal comes in, while Jurgen Locadia replaces Solly March.
BRIGHTON SUBS: Tim Krul, Bruno, Sam Baldock, Leonardo Ulloa, Anthony Knockaert, Connor Goldson, Solly March.
BRIGHTON (4-2-3-1): Mat Ryan (GK); Ezequiel Schelotto, Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk (C), Gaetan Bong; Dale Stephens, Beram Kayal; Jurgen Locadia, Pascal Gross, Jose Izquierdo; Glenn Murray.
PALACE SUBS: Julian Speroni, Alexander Sorloth, Lee Chung-yong, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Christian Benteke, Martin Kelly, Jairo Riedewald.
PALACE (4-4-2): Wayne Hennessey (GK); Joel Ward, James Tomkins, Mamadou Sakho, Patrick Van Aanholt; James McArthur, Luka Milivojevic (C), Yohan Cabaye, Ruben Loftus-Cheek; Andros Townsend, Wilfried Zaha.
The team news is in, here is how the two sides will line-up this afternoon...
Whilst for Brighton, the Seagulls will be without Davy Propper after he failed to get his red card against Huddersfield overturned. However, Anthony Knockaert returns to the squad after completing his three-game suspension.
Palace will have Christian Benteke and Alexander Sorloth back available for the derby clash today. Benteke missed last weekend's 2-2 draw at Bournemouth with a groin problem, while Sorloth has been out since March due to injury.
Crystal Palace are three points above the relegation zone in 17th position, with just a handful of Premier League games left to play, three points today is vital. Meanwhile Brighton, are seven points above the relegation zone, in 13th spot, but they have lost two of their last three games in the Premier League.
The teams are out here at Selhurst Park and kick-off is just minutes away! Stay tuned for all of the match action.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and Brighton at Selhurst Park.

Lineups

R
A
A
1
M. Ryan
2
J. Ward
3
P. van Aanholt
3
G. Bong
4
L. Milivojević
5
L. Dunk
5
J. Tomkins
6
D. Stephens
7
B. Kayal
7
Y. Cabaye
8
R. Loftus-Cheek
10
A. Townsend
x2
11
W. Zaha
12
M. Sakho
13
W. Hennessey
13
P. Groß
17
G. Murray
18
J. McArthur
19
J. Izquierdo
21
E. Schelotto
22
S. Duffy
25
J. Locadia
11
16
17
44
20
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
A. Marriner
Assistants
S. Ledger
 
S. Long
Fourth official
G. Scott

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Match Stats

Crystal Palace Brighton & Hove Albion
28 Attacks (Dangerous) 32
5 Corners 6
11 Fouls 14
17 Free Kicks 15
12 Goal Kicks 9
3 Offsides 3
2 Shots (blocked) 1
4 Shots (off target) 5
4 Shots (on target) 3
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
16 Throw Ins 28

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
134+7390
234+3974
335+4371
434+3568
534+2563
634+2057
735+353
835-1445
934+244
1034-841
1135-1738
1235-1838
1334-1536
1435-1835
1534-2135
1634-2735
1734-2433
1834-2029
1935-3329
2035-2525

Selhurst Park

Name:
Selhurst Park 
City:
London 
Capacity:
26309