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Summary

  1. Palace: McCarthy, Ward, Delaney, Dann, Souare, McArthur, Cabaye, Zaha, Puncheon, Sako, Murray.
  2. Villa: Guzan, Bacuna, Richards, Clark, Amavi, Sanchez, Gueye, Westwood, Grealish, Gestede, Agbonlahor.

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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Thank you and goodbye

Crystal Palace 2-1 Aston Villa

And we will leave it there from Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace claim a win thanks to that dramatic late goal from Bakary Sako. The report is on the BBC website and you can follow all the reaction with our live text here.

Crystal Palace 2-1 Aston Villa

Kevin Kilbane

Final Score

"Crystal Palace are worthy winners. They've been excellent in this second half. They would have been hard done by only getting a draw."

FULL-TIME - Crystal Palace 2-1 Aston Villa

Crystal Palace 2-1 Aston Villa

Into injury time at Selhurst Park.

GOAL - Bakary Sako (Crystal Palace)

Crystal Palace 2-1 Aston Villa

We may well have a winner. And it is a nightmare for left-back Jordan Amavi. He loses possession close to his own goal to Scott Dann, who sends the ball to Bakary Sako. The debutant arrows a fine finish into the bottom corner. And Palace lead again.

Alan Pardew
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Crystal Palace 1-1 Aston Villa

Four minutes left at Selhurst Park. Are we going to get a winner?

Crystal Palace 1-1 Aston Villa

Kevin Kilbane

Final Score

"It's been all Crystal Palace but then after a great bit of skill from Adama Traore Aston Villa are level. It's an unfortunate own goal from Pape Souare."

GOAL - Pape Souare (own goal)

Crystal Palace 1-1 Aston Villa

Aston Villa equalise. It is a wonderful run from the substitute Adama Traore. He starts on the right wing and gets to the byeline before he pulls the ball back and it bounces off the unfortunate Pape Souare and into his own net.

Pape Souare
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Crystal Palace 1-0 Aston Villa

"Ciaran Clark has to look at himself – is he really good enough for Aston Villa at the top level? That’s a poor, poor mistake. Dann makes the jump and Clark doesn’t even attempt to get off the ground.”

Paul Franks BBC WM 95.6 summariser at the game

GREAT SAVE!

Crystal Palace 1-0 Aston Villa

Almost a second for the hosts. A great, jinking run from Bakary Sako before he unleashes a powerful shot at goal, which Brad Guzan acrobatically tips over the crossbar.

GOAL - Scott Dann (Crystal Palace)

Crystal Palace 1-0 Aston Villa

There is no doubt about this one. Jason Puncheon takes a left-wing corner and defender Scott Dann gets above his marker Ciaran Clark to power a header into the net. Full-back Jordan Amavi tried to clear the ball off the line, but the header had too much pace on it and Palace lead.

Scott Dann
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SUBSTITUTION

Nineteen-year-old Adama Traore, a £7m signing from Barcelona, comes on for Villa before another drinks stoppage.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

Kevin Kilbane

Final Score

"James McArthur is offside... eventually - the goal was originally given. Dwight Gayle's shot is miles off target and I think McArthur looks just offside. There must have been at least minute between the goal being given and the referee changing his mind."

Keith Stroud
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DISALLOWED GOAL - Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

Controversy at Selhurst Park. Dwight Gayle's shot on the turn bounces off James McArthur's chest and past Brad Guzan in the Aston Villa goal.

The players celebrate the goal and the stadium announcer says Palace have scored. But the referee chats with assistant Peter Kirkup, who says McArthur was standing in an offside position when the ball hit him.

Bakary Sako
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CLOSE!

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

After Jack Grealish's effort is blocked for a corner, Aston Villa have another chance, but Rudy Gestede's free header misses the target. Not a day to remember so far for the big man.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

Gestede's foul leads to a Palace free-kick 25 yards out. Yohan Cabaye tries to whip it over the wall, but Ciaran Clark then heads it away for a corner which Brad Guzan gathers comfortably.

YELLOW CARD

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

A high boot from Villa striker Rudy Gestede sees him become the next name to be taken by referee Keith Stroud. It is getting a bit lively.

Rudy Gestede
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CLOSE!

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

Aston Villa's Leandro Bacuna goes for glory, but it is a selfish option with other players in the penalty area. Bacuna's shot goes wide and his team-mates are not impressed.

YELLOW CARD - Cabaye (Crystal Palace)

Yohan Cabaye is one of the most cultured players in the Premier League. He can certainly spot a pass. But his tackling is not the best. He hacks down Jack Grealish. And is booked.

GREAT SAVE!

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

Those Crystal Palace substitutions make an instant impact as they create their side's best chance of the match. Dwight Gayle starts it off by releasing Jordon Mutch, whose right-wing cross finds Bakary Sako at the far post. But from a tight angle Sako cannot beat Brad Guzan.

Brad Guzan
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

And we are back under way at Selhurst Park. 

SUBSTITUTIONS

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

Alan Pardew was clearly not impressed with what he saw in the first half. And Wilfried Zaha and Glenn Murray have both come off. Jordon Mutch and Dwight Gayle, who recently rejected a move to Championship side Bristol City, come on.

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Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

“You can see there’s a lot of work and effort going into the game from Villa, but they’re just lacking a bit of quality. Palace carry a threat – they’ll trouble anybody with the pace they’ve got with their front four.”

Paul Franks - BBC WM 95.6 summariser at the game

Stats

So only three shots on target in the first 45 minutes. Don't worry. It will get better in the second half. Trust me.

Stats
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Half-time analysis

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

Steve Wilson

BBC Match of the Day commentator

"Brad Guzan has only had one shot to save, a dipper from Bakary Sako.

"To be honest with you, it has been a slow-burner. Aston Villa have done a little bit better than Crystal Palace. The best chance of the half by some distance fell to Gabriel Agbonlahor, whose shot was saved by Alex McCarthy."

HALF-TIME

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

Another half-chance for Villa. Ashley Westwood sends in a hopeful-looking cross into the box and Rudy Gestede gets above his marker to meet the ball. But he cannot control the header as it goes well off target.

Tim Sherwood may be the happier of the two managers, but perhaps he is thinking he still needs another striker before the transfer window closes.

Glenn Murray
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

But we have seen much worse 0-0s. At one end Bakary Sako fires a low attempt from 35 yards, but it is straight at Brad Guzan, before some tricky work from Aston Villa's Jack Grealish leads to Alex McCarthy tipping the ball over for a corner. You can probably guess that the corner is then wasted.

Tim Sherwood
PA

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

Now, I don't want to worry anyone but there have only been three goals in the last four meetings between the sides.

There is no sign of that being broken as Yohan Cabaye's free-kick is poor and headed well off target by a diving Glenn Murray, although he did well to make any contact with the ball.

There's been lots of energy and good build-up play, but both sides are showing the lack of quality in the final third that demonstrates why both sides probably won't be pushing for a European spot later this season.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

Jack Grealish is making his first start of the season and sets up another Villa attack as he releases Gabriel Agbonlahor, whose pace is giving Joel Ward a torrid time.

But Agbonlahor's touch in the left-wing position is poor and the ball bounces away from him and the chance is lost.

Jack Grealish
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

“Palace have been more of a threat than Villa when they’ve got the ball forward. They’ve got width with Bakary Sako and Wilfried Zaha trying to get forward at every opportunity – but the best chance of the half has gone to Gabriel Agbonlahor and he seriously fluffed his lines.”

Paul Franks, BBC WM 95.6 summariser at the game

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

Another opportunity for Palace, but it is a wild slash at the ball from Yohan Cabaye with it going well over the bar. But the best chance remains the one Gabriel Agbonlahor fluffed when he was one-on-one with Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

Yohan Cabaye
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Drinks break

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

We mentioned a drinks break was likely. And it has just happened. A quick chance to get some water on board on what is a hot and lovely day in south London.

CLOSE!

Ashley Westwood takes a quick free-kick, which catches the Palace defence off guard. But Villa cannot capitalise as Idrissa Gueye's 25-yard shot dribbles wide.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

A lovely move down the left wing from the hosts as Wilfried Zaha sends Glenn Murray away and the ball is then pulled back to the former Manchester United man.

But an excellent block from Ashley Westwood clears the danger as he shows why he has earned a new five-year deal at the club.

Gabby Agbonlahor
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Get Involved - #bbcfootball

We mentioned that Alan Pardew has talked up Jason Puncheon's claims of playing for England. Not everyone agrees.

Harry Mahon: No way. Doesn't offer anything that we don't already have.

Chris:But players like Lambert and Cleverly get a shot? If he keeps performing he deserves a crack in my opinion.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

But the corner comes to nothing for Aston Villa.

Rudy Gestede
Reuters

YELLOW CARD - Ward (Crystal Palace)

Corner for Aston Villa after Pape Souare heads Jordan Amavi's cross behind. It came after Joel Ward had taken out Jack Grealish, an offence that earns the defender the first yellow card of the game.

GREAT SAVE!

Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

And what a chance for Agbonlahor to net against Palace. He is one of the quickest players in the Premier League and he gets goalside of Joel Ward and the defender cannot keep up.

But with only the Palace goalkeeper to beat, Agbonlahor scuffs his shot and Alex McCarthy manages to block the attempt with his legs.