Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom: Baggies halt Eagles’ resurgence

A goal either side of half-time for West Bromwich Albion was enough to earn them all three points away to Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, ending their poor run of form, while putting a stop to the Eagles impressive recent winning run, reports BBC Sport.

The Baggies manager Tony Pulis was given a warm reception after having managed Palace to safety last season, but their feelings towards the Albion head coach will have somewhat soured following a 2-0 win for the visitors. Goals from James Morrison and Craig Gardner were enough at Selhurst Park to banish any fears of relegation.

Morrison scored the opening goal in the second minute of the game to give west Brom a much-needed lead. The Scottish midfielder headed home to put the Eagles behind.

Palace tried to fight back through the in-form Yannick Bolasie, but fell short in the final third when it mattered. They found Albion goalkeeper Boaz Myhill in fine form, and in the second-half the task was made twice as hard.

Craig Gardner doubled West Brom’s lead in the 53rd minute, striking a cleared corner into the back of the net, as the midlands club earned all three points at Selhurst Park.

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