Crystal Palace’s 3,000+ day wait for a win in the Premier League is now over as the Eagles dismissed Sunderland 3-1 at Selhurst park today to finally get back in the win column in England’s top-flight while leaving Sunderland as one of a select few EPL sides without a win. The Eagles were always the better side on the night and got the match off to a cracking start with Daniel Gabbidon unknowingly redirecting the ball in, in front of Keiren Westwood’s goal following a Palace corner to give the home side an early lead on 9 minutes. Selhurst was bouncing right from the off and Gabbidon’s early goal only intensified the atmosphere with Palace’s “Ultra” section shaking the stands and belting out song after song. Sunderland had a bit of fight left in them and they struck back with an equalizer on 65 minutes courtesy of a powerful Steven Fletcher header against the run of play. The visistors joy was extremely short-lived however with it all going south for Sunderland 14 minutes later when John O’Shea was shown a red card for his infraction in the penalty area, which led to 22 year old Dwight Gayle connecting from the spot to score the penalty he won and give the London side a vital 2-1 lead. Sunderland had nothing for them after that point and a final smashing goal from Stuart O’Keefe sealed the win with Ian Holloway securing his first Palace win in the EPL.
Next Matches: Crystal Palace at Manchester United Sunderland vs. ArsenalStat of Match: Shots (2nd Half) Crystal Palace: 10 Sunderland: 2