Zaha Stuns Saints With Injury Time Winner To Grab Points For Palace

You cannot ask any more for an away day when a late winner hits the back of the net and that is exactly what happened down on the South Coast, and the Eagles were good value for the win.

DATE

30th April 2022

RESULT

Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace

VENUE

St Mary’s Stadium, Britannia Road, Southampton SO14 5FP

OFFICIALS

Referee: Jarred Gillett. Assistants: Lee Betts, Nick Hopton. Fourth official: Keith Stroud. VAR: Peter Bankes. Assistant VAR: James Mainwaring.

DISCIPLINE

BOOKINGS – Jan Bednarek (16), Jean-Philippe Mateta (16), James McArthur (38), Joel Ward (45+2)

RED CARD – none

GOALS

Oriol Romeu (9), Eberechi Eze (60), Wilfried Zaha (90+1)

ASSISTS

James Ward-Prowse (9), Nathaniel Clyne (60), James McArthur (90+1)

TEB VERDICT

Palace followed the disappointment of not beating Leeds on Monday night with a good away performance at Southampton to take all three points. Even after conceding an early goal, the Eagles were always in the game and controlled much of the second half. With all the chances that were squandered against Leeds, it was pleasing to see Palace take two hugely important opportunities that fell their way, particularly the winner with the clock winding down to the final whistle. The victory takes the Eagles above their hosts and back to within two points of the top ten with four games left to play.

PLAYER RATINGS

13 Vicente Guaita (7), 17 Nathaniel Clyne (7), 16 Joachim Andersen (7), 6 Marc Guehi (7), 2 Joel Ward (7), 23 Conor Gallagher (7), 18 James McArthur (7), 15 Jeffrey Schlupp (7), 9 Jordan Ayew (6), 14 Jean-Philippe Mateta (6), 10 Eberechi Eze (7)

SUBSTITUTES – 1 Jack Butland, 3 Tyrick Mitchell, 5 James Tomkins, 7 Michael Olise (6 – replaced Schlupp on 74 mins), 8 Cheikhou Kouyate, 11 Wilfried Zaha (7 – replaced Mateta on 64 mins), 12 Will Hughes (6 – replaced Eze on 84 mins), 20 Christian Benteke, 22 Odsonne Edouard

OPPOSITION LINE-UP

44 Forster, 2 Walker-Peters, 35 Bednarek, 22 Salisu, 15 Perraud, 11 Richmond, 6 Romeu, 8 Ward-Prowse, 23 Tella, 7 Long, 10 Adams

SUBSTITUTES – 4 Lyanco, 9 A Armstrong, 13 Caballero, 17 S Armstrong (replaced Adams on 65 mins), 18 Broja (replaced Long on 65 mins), 19 Djenepo, 20 Smallbone, 24 Elyounoussi (replaced Tella on 80 mins), 43 Valery

POST GAME QUOTES

PATRICK VIEIRA  “I really enjoyed it because going in 1-0 down at half-time, we didn’t deserve that, and we came back in the second half a bit quicker in our passing and we managed to score those two goals.

“The game against Leeds was in our legs, especially Wilfried, and the plan was for him to come on and I think it’s important for players to understand that we are a team and everyone has an important role to play.”

RALPH HASSENHUTTL – “When you see how we concede the first goal, how easily you give it away, we are in some positions at the moment lacking quality. Not only for the players who have started, but also for the players that are coming on. Always when we are in the position to make this next step we fail, and maybe we fail because we are not good enough.”

MATCH STATISTICS

The Who Scored man of the match was Oriol Romeu (8.4) while Jean-Philippe Mateta (4) had the most shots. The most tackles were made by Romain Perraud (6) as the most dribbles were by Kyle Walker-Peters and Jeffrey Schlupp (3)

  • Team rating: 6.65 – 6.84
  • Total shots: 8 – 14
  • Shots on target: 3 – 5
  • Possession: 38.3% – 61.7%
  • Pass success: 68% – 82%
  • Passes: 326 – 529
  • Dribbles: 5 – 13
  • Aerials won: 32 – 22
  • Tackles: 23 – 8
  • Fouls: 13 – 11
  • Corners: 6 – 7
  • Saves: 3 – 2
  • Dispossessed: 5 – 18

POSITION IN THE TABLE

At the final whistle, Palace were 12th in the Premier League with 41 points from 34 games played, a point behind Leicester in 11th and a point ahead of Villa in 13th.

UPCOMING FIXTURES

07/05/22 Watford (h) – Premier League (3pm)

15/05/22 Aston Villa (a) – Premier League (2pm)

19/05/22 Everton (a) – Premier League (7.45pm)

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