HomePremier LeaguePalace fight back to grab 2-1 win over Wolves

Palace fight back to grab 2-1 win over Wolves

Soccer Football – Premier League – Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers – Selhurst Park, London, Britain – October 18, 2022 Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Nelson Semedo in action with Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

LONDON (Reuters) – Eberechi Eze and Wilfried Zaha struck second-half goals for Crystal Palace as they came from behind to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 in their Premier League clash at Selhurst Park on Tuesday.

Both sides had early chances, with Cheick Doucoure hitting the post with a bouncing pile-driver for Palace in the fifth minute before Diego Costa scuffed a close-range shot for the visitors that was deflected wide for a corner at the other end.

Known more for his tricky dribbling and powerful shooting than his aerial ability, Wolves winger Adama Traore opened the scoring in the 31st minute with a superb downward header from Hugo Bueno’s cross to give his side the lead.

Palace levelled early in the second half with a goal that bore more than a passing resemblance to Traore’s, with Eze ghosting in at the far post before firing a downward header back across the goal and in.

Both sides struggled to get efforts on target despite promising build-up play but Odsonne Edouard picked out Zaha in the box for him to calmly slot home what proved to be the winner in the 70th minute.

The victory lifts Palace to 10th in the table on 13 points after 10 games while Wolves, who have only managed five goals in 11 Premier League games so far this season, are 17th on nine points.

(Reporting by Philip O’Connor; Editing by Toby Davis)