Crystal Palace 2-1 Coventry

Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Coventry

Crystal Palace struck twice in injury time to secure a dramatic victory over Coventry at Selhurst Park.

The Sky Blues, who are still searching for their first point of the season, grabbed the lead in 49th minute through Lukas Jutkiewicz.

But Palace pulled level when Sean Scannell turned in a rebound after Wilfried Zaha's shot was saved.

And in the fifth minute of injury time, Jermaine Easter hit his first of the season to steal all three points.

In a dour opening 45 minutes, neither side had a shot on target and Coventry striker Gary McSheffrey was forced off with an injury in the 19th minute.

Jutkiewicz broke the deadlock early the second half when Cyrus Christie's cross ricocheted off Palace defender Peter Ramage for the former Everton man to challenge Julian Speroni in the air, and the ball was adjudged to have crossed the line.

Palace almost hit back immediately but Scannell was denied by Coventry keeper Joe Murphy and substitute Zaha dragged a shot from the edge of the area wide.

Roy O'Donovan and Paddy McCarthy saw efforts fly over the crossbar for the home side before Jutkiewicz was twice denied a second by saves from Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni.

Palace poured forward in search of the equaliser and Zaha was again just off target with a thumping drive.

But their luck changed in the final minute when Zaha's 20-yard shot was kept out by Murphy but Scannell pounced on to the bouncing rebound to send a spectacular scissor kick into the bottom corner.

Then in the fifth minute of time added on Easter latched on to another parry from Murphy, again from a Zaha effort, and converted from close range to complete an unlikely turnaround.

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