Friday 6 December 2019

Schlupp steers Palace to fifth

Crystal Palace 1 Bournemouth 0

Crystal Palace's Jeffrey Schlupp celebrates scoring. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire
Crystal Palace's Jeffrey Schlupp celebrates scoring. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Jamie Holland

Crystal Palace launched a new era in Premier League broadcasting streamed by Amazon Prime as they beat Bournemouth at Selhurst Park despite playing most of the game with 10 men.

Substitute Jeffrey Schlupp delivered the winner in the 76th minute to punish a lacklustre Bournemouth side who played with a one-man advantage from the 19th minute when Palace defender Mamadou Sakho was red-carded.

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While it was a great night for Palace, who moved fifth, retail giant Amazon Prime's first live stream of a Premier League game in the UK - the match was shown on Irish screens by Premier Sports - would have had viewers clicking off to continue their online Christmas shopping, especially in the first half.

The only talking point was Sakho's out-of-control attempted clearance that left Bournemouth's Adam Smith in a heap near the touchline.

Palace's fans at least kept up a noisy chorus and they were rewarded in the 76th minute when Schlupp advanced unopposed down the left and fired a powerful left-foot shot through goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

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