Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace: Late Wilfried Zaha winner seals Eagles fightback

Wilfried Zaha came off the bench to score the winner with his 12th league goal of the season

Crystal Palace came from behind to win at Southampton and boosted their hopes of a top-half finish in the Premier League.

Oriol Romeu headed the hosts into an early lead on the south coast from a James Ward-Prowse corner.

But Palace then dominated possession and equalized in the second half through Eberechi Eze’s first goal of the season.

Moments later they brought on top scorer Wilfried Zaha, who started on the bench in their only change to the side which drew 0-0 with Leeds last Monday.

And the Ivory Coast forward created a chance out of nothing to fire in a late winner and send Palace up to 12th in the table.

With four games left to play the Eagles are two points behind 10th-placed Newcastle as they aim to secure their first top-half finish since 2014-15.

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Southampton

  1. Squad number17Player nameS Armstrong
  2. Squad number18Player nameBroja
  3. Squad number24Player nameElyounoussi

Crystal Palace

  1. Squad number13Player nameGuaita

  2. Squad number17Player nameClyn

  3. Squad number16Player nameandersen

  4. Squad number6Player nameGehi

  5. Squad number2Player nameWard

  6. Squad number23Player nameGallagher

  7. Squad number18Player nameMcArthur

  8. Squad number15Player nameSchlupp

  9. Squad number9Player nameJ Ayew

  10. Squad number14Player nameMateta

  11. Squad number10Player nameEze

  1. Squad number7Player nameOlise

  2. Squad number11Player nameZaha

  3. Squad number12Player nameHughes

Line-ups

Southampton

Training 4-4-2

  • 44Forster
  • 2Walker Peters
  • 35BednarekBooked at 16mins
  • 22Salisu
  • 15Perraud
  • 11Redmond
  • 6Romeo
  • 8Ward Prowse
  • 23tellaSubstituted forElyounoussidid 80′minutes
  • 7LongSubstituted forBrojadid 65′minutes
  • 10adamsSubstituted forS Armstrongdid 65′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lyanco
  • 9To Armstrong
  • 13Caballero
  • 17S Armstrong
  • 18Broja
  • 19Djenepo
  • 20Smallbone
  • 24Elyounoussi
  • 43Valery

Crystal Palace

Training 4-3-3

  • 13Guaita
  • 17Clyn
  • 16andersen
  • 6Gehi
  • 2WardBooked at 45mins
  • 23Gallagher
  • 18McArthurBooked at 38mins
  • 15SchluppSubstituted forOlisedid 74′minutes
  • 9J Ayew
  • 14MatetaBooked at 16minsSubstituted forZahadid 64′minutes
  • 10EzeSubstituted forHughesdid 84′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Butland
  • 3Mitchell
  • 5Tomkins
  • 7Olise
  • 8Kouyate
  • 11Zaha
  • 12Hughes
  • 20Benteke
  • 22Edward

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