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Everton 2-3 Crystal Palace

Fraizer Campbell celebrates scoring for Crystal Palace
  • Palace match scoreline they achieved at Goodison in April
  • Palace remain unbeaten under Neil Warnock
  • The London club move out of the bottom three
  • Everton have won only three of their last 10 games

Crystal Palace claimed their first win of the season as they extended Everton's winless league streak at Goodison Park to four matches.

The visitors came from behind after Romelu Lukaku fired in to reward Everton for their early dominance.

Palace equalised through a Mile Jedinak penalty on 30 minutes before Fraizer Campbell's header and Yannick Bolasie's low shot put them firmly in control.

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Everton 2-3 Crystal Palace: Comeback delights boss Neil Warnock

A Leighton Baines penalty gave Everton hope late on but Palace held on.

This is a less brave and bold Palace to the one led by Tony Pulis that secured an impressive 3-2 win on this ground at the end of last season but they remain physically competitive and tactically astute under the experienced Neil Warnock, who now has a win to go with the two draws with which he began his second spell in charge of the club.

This victory is a testimony to their resilience and self-belief as they were barely in the game in the first 30 minutes against an Everton side who showed no initial ill-effects from their Europa League exertions against Wolfsburg on Thursday.

Crystal Palace players celebrate Fraizer Campbell's goal
Palace have scored 16 goals in their last seven Premier League away games

The initial bouyancy from the Toffees was enabled by the fresh legs of Christian Atsu, Samuel Eto'o and Leon Osman, all of whom were making their first start of the season and all of whom posed Palace problems.

It was from the latter's neat pass that the home side took the lead, as Lukaku gathered possession and powered past a static back-line before side-footing a low shot past Julian Speroni.

It was all too easy for the Toffees, so much so that they took their foot off the gas and were undone by their own hubris as Palace equalised completely against a run of play that had, in truth, ground to a near halt.

John Stones and Sylvain Distin left a headed flick-on for keeper Tim Howard, who arrived too late to claim the ball and instead took out James McArthur in the box, giving Jedinak the chance to stroke in an unstoppable penalty.

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Everton 2-3 Crystal Palace: Cheap penalty cost Everton - Martinez

The goal gave Palace an inch and from it they took a mile.

Warnock's men came within inches of giving themselves a half-time lead as Bolasie's deflected 30-yard shot struck the corner of the goal frame.

But they only had to wait until nine minutes into the second half, as Howard's torrid afternoon continued when his misjudged flap at a cross allowed Campbell to head home and put Palace in front.

With Everton in disarray, the visitors extended their lead as Jason Puncheon found Bolasie in the box and he struck a low shot across Howard and into the net on 69 minutes.

The introduction of Steven Naismith and Kevin Mirallas gave the home side impetus, which resulted in James McCarthy drawing a foul from Scott Dann to win a penalty.

Baines dispatched the 83rd-minute spot kick to pull one back but Everton could not find an equaliser despite six minutes of added time.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez:

"The penalty was an incredible reward for Palace and from then on the mental change allowed Palace to have a lot of belief and to change the game.

"It was very uncharacteristic of us to concede three goals with three errors, but even then the character was incredible and we almost managed to get something out of the game."

Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock:

"This gives everyone a lot of belief. We should have won the other two games against Newcastle and Burnley and we were disappointed not to.

"I thought we deserved to win it today. We were apprehensive in the first 20 minutes and gave them a bit too much respect but from that moment we grew into the game and we said it was a game we could go on and try to win.

"What pleased me was that Everton are a good side and we had to hang in there at times and put our head in and make tackles and blocks, and I like that kind of football."

Romelu Lukaku scores for Everton
Lukaku netted his second goal of the season to open the scoring at Goodison
Mile Jedinak scores from the penalty spot
Jedinak's first goal of the season brought Palace level in the first half
Yannick Bolasie celebrates scoring
Bolasie's first Premier League goal gave Palace a commanding 3-1 lead
Leighton Baines scores from the penalty spot
Baines has an impressive goal rate for a defender with 30 goals from more than 280 appearances for Everton



  • 24Howard
  • 26StonesSubstituted forMirallasat 64'minutes
  • 6Jagielka
  • 15DistinSubstituted forGibsonat 84'minutes
  • 3Baines
  • 16McCarthy
  • 18Barry
  • 21Osman
  • 19AtsuSubstituted forNaismithat 64'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 10Lukaku
  • 5Eto'oBooked at 56mins


  • 1Robles
  • 4Gibson
  • 7McGeady
  • 11Mirallas
  • 14Naismith
  • 17Besic
  • 30Alcaraz

Crystal Palace

  • 1SperoniBooked at 89mins
  • 34Kelly
  • 6Dann
  • 27Delaney
  • 2Ward
  • 18McArthurSubstituted forGuédiouraat 84'minutes
  • 15Jedinak
  • 42PuncheonBooked at 76mins
  • 28Ledley
  • 7BolasieSubstituted forFryersat 87'minutes
  • 10CampbellSubstituted forDoyleat 86'minutes


  • 3Mariappa
  • 8Guédioura
  • 9Doyle
  • 11Zaha
  • 13Hennessey
  • 16Gayle
  • 19Fryers
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Match Stats

Home TeamEvertonAway TeamCrystal Palace
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Everton 2, Crystal Palace 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Everton 2, Crystal Palace 3.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Everton. Gareth Barry tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adlène Guédioura (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mile Jedinak following a fast break.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Phil Jagielka (Everton).

  6. Post update

    Kevin Doyle (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Doyle (Crystal Palace).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton).

  10. Post update

    Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Romelu Lukaku (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Adlène Guédioura (Crystal Palace).

  13. Booking

    Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Crystal Palace. Ezekiel Fryers replaces Yannick Bolasie.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Crystal Palace. Kevin Doyle replaces Fraizer Campbell.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Phil Jagielka (Everton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Leighton Baines.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Everton. Conceded by Jason Puncheon.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton. Darron Gibson replaces Sylvain Distin.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Crystal Palace. Adlène Guédioura replaces James McArthur.

As It Stood

3Aston Villa531144010
6Man City52218538
8West Ham52129817
12Man Utd51229815
15Crystal Palace5122810-25
16West Brom512237-45
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