Zaha And Calagher Fire Palace Past Wolves

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Crystal Palace beat Wolves at Selhurst Park thanks to goals from Wilfried Zaha and Conor Gallagher, extending their Premier League unbeaten streak to six games.

Zaha’s angled second-half finish from James McArthur’s through-ball was initially disallowed for offside against the Ivorian, but the video assistant referee awarded the goal.

With 12 minutes remaining, Gallagher extended the Eagles’ lead, his goal-bound attempt taking a hefty deflection off Wolves defender Conor Coady en route to goalkeeper Jose Sa. 10 minutes after Zaha’s opener, referee Graham Scott gave Wolves a penalty, but VAR judged that Joel Ward’s foul on Rayan Ait-Nouri occurred outside the area, overturning Scott’s initial ruling.

On the balance of play, Patrick Vieira’s team deserved the three points, with Odsonne Edouard testing Sa on several occasions and Christian Benteke coming close to opening the scoring before Zaha’s strike.

Raul Jimenez came closest in the first half for Wolves, who had won four of their previous five league matches before to their trip to south London. Palace moves up to ninth in the table, one point behind eighth-placed Wolves, after their third league win of the season.

Source: BBC Sport

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