Crystal Palace held on to assert a slender victory, their third straight residence win of the season, in opposition to a tenacious Southampton at Selhurst Park.
Odsonne Edouard supplied the one aim when Wilfried Zaha snatched the ball from Lyanco and located Tyrick Mitchell, who in the reduction of to arrange a easy end for Edouard.
Southampton improved dramatically within the second half and had been unfortunate to seek out an equalizer as Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong each went shut and Palace nervously held on for all three factors.
The loss ends a three-match Premier League unbeaten streak for Southampton, who held then-league leaders Arsenal to a 1-1 draw final week.
Palace are tenth within the desk, whereas Southampton are sixteenth, two factors away from the relegation zone.
Palace assert dominance as Southampton sit
Palace are unbeaten in 4 of their six residence video games this season with the latter in entrance of a house crowd forward of the World Cup break.
It is their first clear sheet of the season at Selhurst Park and the primary time since Could 2018 they’ve gained three successive residence wins.
Aside from an early nook, which Palace keeper Vicente Guaita needed to fend off, and a shot from Che Adams which hammered the put up however was then eliminated for offside, Southampton had been firmly beneath strain all through the primary half time.
Palace ought to have opened the scoring earlier, when Eberechi Eze flicked somewhat overhead to manage the ball and put it out for Zaha, who got here ahead and positioned an impressive ball by the field with Edouard only a few centimeters from a toe. to her.
Twice within the area of minutes, Eze fired the identical shot from outdoors the realm – each occasions being inside acres of area. The previous was saved effectively by Saints keeper Gavin Bazunu, whereas the latter went inches vast.
Palace have needed to come from behind in all their wins till this one, having held a report of a draw and a loss within the lead at half-time.
Southampton continued to lose possession in harmful areas, with nearly all of the sport performed in their very own half.
The Eagles noticed a aim written off when Michael Olise took off Edouard and the French striker hid a easy end however Olise was offside within the build-up. Nonetheless, Palace earned their simply reward when Edouard beat Bazunu for his third aim of the season.
Sport of the Saints in two halves
Southampton began the second half a lot better as Adams tried a shot simply inside the realm, forcing Guaita out and making a courageous save earlier than Armstrong fired from a decent angle and the the palace keeper known as into motion once more to forestall the ball from sneaking in. on the first put up.
Palace regarded unsettled by Southampton’s press makes an attempt and because the second half unfolded Ralph Hasenhuttl’s facet, who’ve now misplaced six of their final 10 video games, noticed the perfect of possibilities.
Eze and Luka Milivojevic gave away the ball carelessly as sloppy errors crept in and Bazunu was a strong presence in Southampton’s aim.
As was the case in opposition to Arsenal, Saints improved tremendously after the break as Adams closed in once more and James Ward-Prowse noticed his shot from vary widen.
Though it was a extra even recreation within the second half, Southampton, who’ve picked up eight factors dropping league positions this season, had been unable to grab an equalizer like Armstrong did in opposition to the Gunners .
Palace had an opportunity to kill the sport within the closing phases when Jordan Ayew entered the field however was too sluggish to attend for the proper second to select Zaha within the center and despatched the go straight on the ft of a defender of Southampton. .
A 4-0 defeat at Manchester Metropolis earlier this month – the Saints’ fourth straight Premier League defeat – heightened the concentrate on supervisor Hasenhuttl, however a 3rd consecutive recreation with out defeat had helped ease that strain.
Nonetheless, Southampton’s halftime report now stretches to a draw and 5 defeats this season, and that defeat shall be arduous to take for the Saints boss as his facet had ample alternative to win a minimum of one. level.
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Match ends, Crystal Palace 1, Southampton 0.
Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 1, Southampton 0.
Nook, Crystal Palace. Nook conceded by Mohammed Salisu.
Foul by James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace).
Sékou Mara (Southampton) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Will Hughes (Crystal Palace).
Failed try. Sékou Mara (Southampton) header from the middle of the field misses to the proper. Assisted by Mohammed Salisu with a cross.
Alternative, Southampton. Sékou Mara replaces Stuart Armstrong resulting from harm.
Alternative, Crystal Palace. Jairo Riedewald replaces Michael Olise.
Moussa Djenepo (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Joel Ward (Crystal Palace).
Offside, Crystal Palace. Will Hughes tries a by ball, however Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.
Tyrick Mitchell (Crystal Palace) is proven the yellow card for harmful foul play.
Samuel Edozie (Southampton) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Tyrick Mitchell (Crystal Palace).
Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Southampton) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace).
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