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Crystal Palace and Leeds United will be looking to get back to winning ways after they both lost their last games, with Palace losing to Wolves 2-0 last time out while Leeds were thumped 4-1 at home by Leicester City.

All eyes will be on Patrick Bamford for Leeds, who has scored six in his seven premier league appearances this season, and Wilfried Zaha for Palace who has scored five of Palace’s eight goals in the Premier League this season.

Ellis Stevens will take you through the action as it happens.

STARTING LINEUPS

Here’s how the teams lineup.


Out come the players here at Selhurst Park.

All the players stand in silence around the centre circle to honour those who have fallen in the line of duty.


Kick Off – Crystal Palace get us underway.


2′

Andros Townsend with a snapshot after cutting in on to his left foot, easy enough for Illan Meslier though.


4′

Wilfred Zaha already getting involved, latching on to the ball down the line before cutting it back to Townsend. But before he can shift the ball to his right and get the shot off, the defender is able to get a toe in and clear.


10′

A lot of end to end stuff already, shaping up to be a very open game.


12′ GOAL Crystal Palace 1-0 Leeds United – DANN

WOW! What a header by Scott Dann from a Palace corner.

He rises highest and smashes it into the top right, bouncing off the crossbar before going in. Meslier could have arguably done better there, but Palace won’t care.

What a start to this game for the Eagles.


16′ GOAL CRYSTAL PALACE 1-1 LEEDS UNITED – BAMFORD

Quick response from Leeds.

Mateusz Klich gets the ball on the turn before laying it through to Bamford, and the man in form doesn’t disappoint. As he chips the keeper and levels the game.

OFFISDE GOAL CRYSTAL PALACE 1-0 LEEDS UNITED

VAR looks at it, and Bamford’s shoulder appears to be offside by millimetres. The score stays 1-0 to Palace.

What a shame for Leeds.


20′

Clever turn from Eberechi Eze on the edge of the box which draws the tackle and wins a free-kick for Palace in a great position.


22′ GOAL CRYSTAL PALACE 2-0 LEEDS UNITED – EZE

Absolutely sensational from Eze. He takes it and curls it straight into the top left.

Nothing the keeper could have done there to stop that from going in, what a way to get your first goal for the club.

This game doesn’t look done yet though, a lot more goals could be coming.


25′

Leeds will feel quite hard done by here to find themselves 2-0 down after having Bamford’s goal ruled out. Looked to be a harsh decision on the striker as well.

Real test for them now though, 2-0 down with a long time to go. Can they get back in it?


27′ GOAL CRYSTAL PALACE 2-1 LEEDS UNITED – BAMFORD

They’ve got back in it instantly with Bamford getting on the scoresheet this time.

Klich heads it on to the striker, who chests it down and smashes it into the bottom corner to halve the deficit.

Surely more goals to come as well, already lots of chances and its only been 30 minutes.


31′

Good defending by Leeds as Zaha looked to wiggle his way through them, and his eventual shot leads to a corner.

Nothing comes from the corner though, with the delivery being too high for everyone.


35′

Becoming a bit scrappy now, with both teams giving the ball away in the middle of the park before quickly winning it back.


41′

The Palace full backs must have been told to get forward at every possible chance today, all they are doing is bombing up and down their respective flanks.

Will be interesting to see how long they can keep this up for.

42′ GOAL CRYSTAL PALACE 3-1 LEEDS UNITED – COSTA OWN GOAL

Well this goal comes from the Palace left back, Patrick van Aanholt.

Zaha slips van Aanholt in down the left-hand side, who looks to drill the cross in first time. Helder Costa slides in to try and block and instead diverts it towards his own goal.

And rather oddly, Meslier just doesn’t react and it creeps in at the near post.

What a first-half this has been.


45′

Two minutes added time.


HALF-TIME: CRYSTAL PALACE 3-1 LEEDS UNITED

An extremely entertaining first-half ends with Leeds United trailing 3-1, despite arguably being the better side.

But once again, the newly promoted side are involved in an absolute blockbuster of a game, they just seem to love these high-scoring matches.

The second-half I’m sure will contain just as much action, as Marcelo Bielsa will be willing his team on during the break to chase this game and get back into it. Let’s see what happens.

Not a bad start for Palace though, with them showing what they can do in the attacking areas. Will they come out to score more or try and shut the doors on Leeds and keep the result as it is?


SUBSTITUTE FOR LEEDS UNITED


45′

Leeds get us underway in the second 45 of the game.


48′ YELLOW CARD TO LIAM COOPER

Liam Cooper booked for his challenge on Zaha, who got round him and was taken down by the centre half.


51′

Pascal Struijk with a big chance from a Leeds corner, as he loses his marker and tries to place the header towards the bottom left. But he seems to lose flight of the ball as it’s coming towards him and it’s just wide.


Not bad for a man who many said wouldn’t be good enough for football at the top level prior to the season starting.


57′

The second-half really hasn’t had the same intensity that the first-half contained, Leeds need to speed up their play if they want to try and get back into this game.


61′

First time Leeds have really split the defence of Palace, as Raphinha plays a ball in towards Stuart Dallas, whose cross bounces up off the defender and lands on Dallas’ arm.

Free-kick to Palace.


65′

A fantastic sweeping counter from Leeds finishes with Ezgjan Alioski having a shot from distance, which is turned around the corner for a Leeds corner by Vicente Guaita.


67′

What a tackle that is by Alioski, as Zaha breaks past the defence and looks to shoot, the ball is clipped away by the defender.


70′ GOAL CRYSTAL PALACE 4-1 LEEDS UNITED – AYEW

After Leeds looked to counter, Palace were able to win the ball back and pick out Zaha who had acres of space to drive towards. As he reaches the box he slides the ball through to Jordan Ayew, who is able to squeeze it in past the keeper.

Meslier is slightly unlucky there, as he gets a touch to it but just can’t keep it out.

Surely game done now, could be two 4-1 defeats in a row for Leeds.


71′ SUBSTITUTION FOR LEEDS UNITED

71′ SUBSTITUTION FOR CRYSTAL PALACE


74′

Poor from Bamford, as the ball is floated in perfectly for him and it hits his shoulder and goes out.

Should be doing a lot better there.


Zaha truly back to his best this season.


76′ YELLOW CARD TO KLICH

Cynical foul by Klich on Zaha, who is breaking towards goal. Clever foul by the Leeds man.


77′ SUBSTITUTION FOR CRYSTAL PALACE


82′

van Aanholt is denied by Meslier as Palace look to score again, his right-footed effort is saved by the keeper and gathered on the second attempt.


85′ SUBSTITUTION FOR CRYSTAL PALACE


88′

Zaha and Eze with a lovely bit of play between them, with Eze eventually winning the free-kick to the expense of Klich.

Got to be careful here Klich, already on a yellow.


90′

Three added minutes.


FULL-TIME: CRYSTAL PALACE 4-1 LEEDS UNITED

Crystal Palace will go into the international break on a huge high, after a fantastic performance earns them the three points at Selhurst Park.

Leeds United however, may feel slightly hard done by as Bamford had a goal harshly ruled out for offside in the first-half. But either way, that’s two back-to-back 4-1 defeats for Bielsa’s side which will surely worry him.

That defeat means Leeds stay in 14th on 10 points while Palace rise to 6th, joint on points with Everton and Wolves. Fantastic start to the season for Roy Hodgson’s side.

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