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Summary

  1. Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, McArthur, Cabaye, Puncheon, Bolasie, Wickham, Zaha
  2. Southampton XI: Gazzaniga, Cedric Soares, Fonte, van Dijk, Bertrand, Wanyama, Yoshida, Mane, Steven Davis, Romeu, Long

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By Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

A deserved victory for Crystal Palace. On their 13th attempt they've finally beaten Southampton in the Premier League. 

CLOSE!

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Shane Long is through on goal but Wayne Hennessey's legs stops the striker's driving effort. A great save. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

We're into the final minutes and Crystal Palace fans, singing and dancing in the stands, are sensing a first Premier League victory against Southampton for their team.

Wilfried Zaha
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CLOSE!

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Connor Wickham beautifully controls the ball and unleashes a powerful half-volley... it was arrowing into the bottom right corner until Paulo Gazzaniga dived low to his right to divert the effort. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Yannick Bolasie a constant threat for the hosts. Palace looking the more likely to score, Wilfried Zaha and Yohan Cabaye combining on the right - and the Frenchman produces a cross-shot that poses no danger whatsoever. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Careful, Paulo Gazzaniga. The wind looks like it's helping a backpass into goal but the goalkeeper remains calm and boots the ball away from danger. Southampton running out of time and ideas. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

We're into the final 10 minutes and Palace fans are in jubilant mood. Southampton have yet to show any real signs that they can come away from this game with a point. 

One substitution to tell you about: James Ward-Prowse has replaced Oriol Romeu.  

Wilfried Zaha and James Ward-Prowse
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Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on Final Score

"I have not seen a better save all season than the one from Wayne Hennessey in the first half at Selhurst Park. Just wait until you see it on Match of the Day.

"And it actually it turned out to be even more important because Crystal Palace went up the other end and scored to take the lead just a few minutes later."

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

The noise inside Selhurst Park is increasing... Yannick Bolasie weaves into the box after Southampton concede a cheap throw-in and finds Wilfried Zaha, but the winger gets underneath the ball and shoots high. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Southampton getting plenty of the ball, but rarely threatening in the final third. Shane Long falls to the turf after a challenge from Damien Delaney... that's a free-kick.., but Wayne Hennessey gathers with ease to snuff out the danger. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Southampton go forward in search of the equaliser, but Yohan Cabaye cuts off Virgil van Dijk's hopeful crossfield ball. The Saints need to be more accurate in their passing if they are to challenge Palace.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

In the last five minutes the play has mostly been in Palace's half, but Southampton's final ball has been poor. Sadio Mane's cross drifts out of play and another attack comes to a disappointing end. 

Scott Dann and Graziano Pelle
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Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Southampton are set for a double substitution as Graziano Pelle and Dusan Tadic wait patiently near the halfway line for the ball to go out of play. 

The visitors are attacking, though, and Ryan Bertrand earns his team a corner. 

On come Pelle and Tadic for Steven Davis and Maya Yoshida. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Oriol Romeu lets fly from outside the box, but that won't trouble Wayne Hennessey.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

When will Southampton introduce Graziano Pelle? Soon perhaps. The Italian international - who has scored only once in his last six games - is sprinting down the touchline, hoping his manager gives him a chance. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Southampton currently monopolising possession... Virgil van Dijk's eyes widen, he takes aim from 30 yards out and the ball flies into the stands. The Saints need to be more patient if they are to fight their way back into this one. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Cédric Soares' cross finds Victor Wanyama, but the midfielder's touch is poor, though the ball bobbles towards Shane Long who wildly swings at it when a calmer approach might have tested Wayne Hennessey.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

"Super Alan Pardew," sing the home fans. while Ronald Koeman - whose side are winless in three league matches - looks on from the dugout, tickling his chin as if mulling the options he has at his disposal. 

Alan Pardew
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Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Fabulous! Yannick Bolasie collects the ball inside his own half and drives forward, evading would-be tacklers as he gallops into the box... the DR Congo international crosses from the right, but there's no-one in home colours able to collect. 

Bolasie could have released the ball sooner, but it was a brilliant run. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

An early corner for Crystal Palace, which sparks wild cheers from the home support, but the hosts are unable to rattle the visiting defence on this occasion. 

KICK-OFF

The second half gets under way with the line-ups as they were before the break. 

HALF-TIME

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Yannick Bolasie shone in the first half, as he has for most of the season for Palace, and the winger has been a constant in the hosts' attacks (the dots in this graphic illustrate his first-half touches). 

Bolasie has attacked down the left and right, and occasionally through the middle, with his surge down the right flank late on proving decisive in Yohan Cabaye's goal. 

Yannick Bolasie's first-half touches
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Yannick Bolasie'S first-half touches

HALF-TIME

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Southampton enjoyed 54% of the possession in the first half, but Palace always looked the more likely to score. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton
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HALF-TIME

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

A toot of Mike Dean's whistle brings an enjoyable(ish) first half to an end. Palace deservedly in the lead at the break. 

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Victor Wanyama's volley is wild and wide after he engineers space for himself on the edge of the box. Time running out for Southampton in this half.

Goal replay

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

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Yannick Bolasie has been Palace's most inventive player and the winger (number 10 in the graphic) cut loose down the right, used his strength and pace to produce the perfect cross for Yohan Cabaye.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

James McArthur illegally brings down Sadio Mane - a chance for Southampton? Steven Davis drifts the free-kick into the box, but Palace's defence comfortably deals with it. 

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Southampton clearly already in the Christmas spirit, gifting that goal to Cabaye. Defenders now on my naughty list. #bbcfootball #saintsfc

Oh yes, well deserved goal for Palace. Lovely work between Bolasie and Cabaye #CPFC #CRYSOU #BBCFootball

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Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Jason Roberts

Former West Brom striker on Final Score

"Bolasie has been one of the most exciting players in the Premier League last year and this year. For Cabaye, it looks like an easy goal, but it was world-class wing-play."  

Yohan Cabaye and Crystal Palace players
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Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on Final Score

"It really is an inch-perfect cross from from Yannick Bolasie. Yohan Cabaye gets into the box, loses his man, and gets the reward with a simple tap-in."

GOAL - Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton

Yohan Cabaye, unmarked in the middle of the six-yard box, steers home Yannick Bolasie cross. A suspicion of offside as Wilfried Zaha sets Bolasie free down the right - but it was too close to call with the naked eye. Terrible defending from the visitors to allow the Frenchman to roam unattended. 

Yohan Cabaye, Crystal Palace
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Southampton

We're into the final 10 minutes of the first half. Both teams have had chances but Palace have been the more dominant. 

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#bbcfootball this is a garbage game at Selhurst Park, in part thanks to the strong winds

The Bolasie vs Mane show .. Who'd u rather have in your team? #BPL #bbcfootball

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GREAT SAVE!

Crystal Palace 0-0 Southampton

A fabulous save from Wayne Hennessey, the Welshman tipping away Shane Long's goal-bound header. 

Sadio Mane the architect of that move - a beautiful back-heel creating space for Cédric Soares to cross from the right and find Long in the six-yard box.

Crystal Palace 0-0 Southampton

Palace building momentum once again... Wilfried Zaha attempts to dance through a couple of defenders on the edge of the box, but with roadblocks in his way he passes to Yannick Bolasie instead, who produces a wasteful cross. 

Paulo Gazzaniga takes his time over the goal-kick with the Palace fans' hisses ringing in his ears. The goalkeeper having to deal with the wind and the ire of the home support. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Southampton

The strong wind is making it difficult to control high balls. A messy period from both teams, the ball spending more time in the air than on the floor. Much of the action in the middle of the pitch. Not much to talk about. 

Cedric Soares and Yannick Bolasie
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Southampton

Palace dominating, but Southampton cut loose on the counter-attack... 

Sadio Mané finds Shane Long with a delicate cross-fielder - but the striker, with oodles of time to take aim, balloons his effort wide. 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Southampton

Three saves in quick succession from Paulo Gazzaniga. After saving Yannick Bolasie's effort, he stops Yohan Cabaye's driving effort from rippling the net and seconds later prevents Connor Wickham from scoring his first Palace goal. Palace on the up.

CLOSE!

Crystal Palace 0-0 Southampton

A fabulous cross from Yannick Bolasie is turned away, but the forward responds with a super effort which is heading towards the top right corner until Paulo Gazzaniga palms it away for a corner. 

That would have been a goal, with the wind seemingly helping to keep Bolasie's strike on target. 

Yannick Bolasie and Virgil van Dijk
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