Crystal Palace toasted their return to Premier League action with a 2-0 victory at Bournemouth that piled more misery on the relegation-threatened Cherries.
Luka Milivojevic’s exquisite free-kick and Jordan Ajew’s ninth goal of the season put the Eagles two up inside 23 minutes at the Vitality Stadium.
And Palace’s commanding position was rarely threatened from there on against a toothless Bournemouth attack that registered just a single shot on target in the 90 minutes.
Palace’s fourth consecutive league victory lifts them above Arsenal into ninth in the table, four points adrift of fifth-placed Manchester United, while Bournemouth – who have earned just eight points from their last 13 games – remain in the bottom three on goal difference.
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Bournemouth travel to Wolves on Wednesday at 6pm, before Crystal Palace make the trip to leaders Liverpool on Wednesday at 8.15pm – live on Sky Sports Premier League.
Source : Sky Sports