• The Match Report: Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth

    by  • September 1, 2016 • Football • 0 Comments

    Crystal Palace host Bournemouth to Selhurst Park in the Premier League action as both clubs sought to register three points with their first win of the season.

    It’s been a winless start for both sides, who are sponsored by the well-known Mansion Group who own more many other big operations like Mansion Casino but they did manage to secure tricky EFL Cup ties against League Two opposition in the week. Palace beat Blackpool 2-0 while the Cherries claimed a 2-1 win at Morecambe.

    Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew offered a Premier League debut to latest £27m signing Christian Benteke, while Bournemouth were unchanged squad from last week’s 1-0 loss at West Ham United.

    Joshua King’s first-half score was enough to win the game for the visitors, but Scott Dann’s last-gasp equaliser during injury time earn his side a vital point.

    Crystal Palace earned 1-1 draw at home to AFC Bournemouth after the centre-back Scott Dann’s last-gasp equaliser.

    The Eagles have had a nightmare in the previous two games — and this looked like the latest blow until their captain’s stoppage-time header.

    Alan Pardew’s side were pretty much awful in the first half, but impressive in the second, earned first point from their third league fixture of the campaign.

    “Justice was my overriding emotion when we equalised because we had an unbelievable amount of pressure in the second half,” said the Palace manager.

    “If our fans had gone home at half time then I couldn’t have blamed them but they stuck with us and kept us going.

    “I think the signs are there for us with Benteke. It was a promising debut from him.”

    The Cherries started with a blistering pace and they broke the deadlock early in the 11th minute. However, the result sees both sides pick up their first points of the season but they both remain winless going into the international break.

    What Next?

    Will £27m signing Christian Benteke help Crystal Palace to a first league win of the season? on the other side, Can Callum Wilson score his first goal to give Bournemouth a much-needed victory?

    Well, it remain to be seen in the next game when Crystal Palace to visit Middlesbrough after the international break while AFC Bournemouth host West Brom.

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