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Summary

  1. Fletcher scores header and with late finish
  2. Brown scores sixth PL own goal
  3. Gomez scores with low diagonal strike
  4. Van Aanholt off with injured shoulder

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Four goals, a sending off and an angry Neil Warnock - all he needs is Ed Sheeran to pop up on the radio on the way home. The football express does not end here, though, with Champions League swinging into focus tomorrow.

    Liverpool face the daunting task of having to try and get something from a trip to Real Madrid. Will they succeed against Cristiano Ronaldo et al?

    Join us tomorrow to find out.

  2. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    A few more words from Neil Warnock before we sign off: "I am just deflated at the moment. I just want to talk about my team. In 35 seconds they could have been down to 10 men. Decisions change games. We want consistency, we want top class referees to get top class decisions right. It is not happening for us at the moment.

    "I was told we should appeal for penalties a lot more. But why should we have to appeal? If someone kicks your shin they should be given. I don't understand what is going off at the moment but we just have to keep going."

  3. More angry than Warnock?

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    Neil Warnock may be an angry man tonight, but spare a thought for poor person below.

    This comment was posted in the build-up to the game. Negative Fantasy Football points coming your way The Nayak. Thanks Marcus Bridgland on #bbcfootball for the spot.

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  4. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet on Sky Sports: "The win means a lot, more than anyone can think. It was a difficult couple of weeks, where it looked like everything we had done earlier in the season was thrown away. Sometimes it is not about playing nice, it is about the basics.

    "I didn't know if it was a penalty or not, but after seeing Mr Warnock talking to people and information from the top, maybe you think we were lucky for once, it was time. It was a difficult situation for the referee, it was the beginning of the game, a long flick forward.

    "Fletch has been outstanding after a little spell out of team, he came back really strong showing why he is so important for us, and it is every day, In training, he was quick, fast, linking well, on fire in the shooting sessions."

  5. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    More from Sunderland boss Gus Poyet: "Sunderland know how to play ugly. They know sometimes not to try and overplay. After the goal we got better, we passed the ball better and created more chances. We showed the understanding of how to win the game.

    "This result is a confirmation that I knew we were better than the Southampton game. We feel like we are a proper team today.

    "I couldn't believe we scored another own goal. Wes Brown could not believe it himself. I don't know if you can train that out of players but we need to get back to basics."

  6. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Antoine V: So doomed Sunderland are only 6 points from Arsenal!

    Rian Hoskins: If they can keep Steven Fletcher fit, Sunderland should be fine in the long term. Palace on the other hand are in some trouble.

  7. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, speaking to BBC Sport: "I am pleased because it was a day that was all about winning, fighting, playing ugly when you have to and pass when you have to. We scored three goals but Julian Speroni made a couple of good saves as well.

    "We were a little stronger going forward and believed in creating chances. We got lucky, because I think probably the penalty at the beginning looks like it was.

    "It was tough [for Palace]. The first minute of the game. Everyone told me it was a penalty, I didn't see it but sometimes you need a bit of luck."

  8. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    Neil Warnock applauds

    More from Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock: "I thought we started the second half really well but it is a cruel game sometimes.

    "We are down tonight but we have to go again tomorrow. We are distraught tonight, everyone is asking why we don't get decisions and nobody seems to know.

    "We go to Old Trafford next and everyone is expecting us to get battered, but we will pick ourselves up for it."

  9. Manager reaction

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock, speaking to BBC Sport: "It is a cruel game football. We have ended up losing 3-1 which on paper looks a poor defeat but I can't fault the lads tonight but decisions change games.

    "You don't get a clearer penalty that Fraizer Campbell's. The referee was in a good position but he said he didn't see it and I find it very difficult how he did not see that. To say we are not getting decisions is an understatement.

    "What can you say to them? They go to another game Saturday and they will not worry about Palace. There are too many mistakes. You have to give penalties, you have to be brave to give penalties and they don't seem to be doing that at the moment."

  10. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    I'll tell you something, Neil Warnock is not best pleased. His quotes coming up shortly...

  11. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    Former Sunderland defender Gary Bennett on BBC Radio 5 live: "At Premier League level you need someone who can score goals and you saw work rate, touch and quality finishing from Steve Fletcher tonight."

  12. Player reaction

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    Steven Fletcher celebrates

    Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher, who scored twice, speaking to BBC Sport: "It was a great performance from us with the past two games we had. We are glad we got the three points and put in the performance as well. I had three chances and took two of them so I am happy with that.

    "Luck has not been going our way so when the own goal went in the heads went down and Palace got on top but we picked up again. The manager will be delighted. Everyone wanted a reaction. We have a massive game next week [against Everton] so we will go into that with confidence."

  13. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    BBC Sport's Steve Claridge at Selhurst Park

    "On the evidence of tonight I am worried for Palace, I was disappointed with them tonight. They have played a lot better when I have seen them previously this season."

  14. How things change

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    Sunderland leap up to 15th with that win and onto 11 points, just three behind seventh-place Liverpool. Crystal Palace, meanwhile, drop to 17th and are outside the relegation zone on goal difference. Things look a lot rosier for Sunderland now, but Palace fans might be looking over their shoulders a bit after a fourth game without a win.

  15. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Freddy Harper-Davis: It is the new 3rd kit that has done it.

    James Simpson: Wow Palace are bad without Pulis

    Edward Hamilton: Hugely disappointing. Poor performance but yet AGAIN we've been let down by shoddy refereeing.

  16. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    BBC Sport's Steve Claridge at Selhurst Park

    "It has been a good and interesting night of football. I have enjoyed it but at times the quality has been sadly lacking.

    "I thought Sunderland put in a professional performance. They did not come here and amaze - both teams under-performed in possession - but they stuck in the game, maintained their shape and were very clinical in front of goal."

  17. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    This will be a strange feeling for Sunderland fans, a first win at the 21st attempt on a Monday night. It is also a first win at Selhurst Park since 1995.

  18. FULL-TIME

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    Wes Brown and teammate Costel Pantilimon embrace at full time

    A few boos ring out around Selhurst Park as the full-time whistle goes, but not in the away end as some 2,200 Sunderland fans applaud a professional performance from their side. They move out of the relegation zone.

  19. Get involved

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Don't forget that the Radio 5 live football social will be starting any moment- discussing, among other things, the match at Selhurst Park and the burning question of atmosphere at footy grounds, a hot talking point on the back of comments made by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho over the weekend.

    You can call on 0500 909 693, text 85058 or tweet @bbc5live

  20. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland

    BBC Sport's Steve Claridge at Selhurst Park

    "You give Steven Fletcher chances and he will finish them - the only question is how many chances Sunderland will fashion for him this season."

  21. GOAL

    Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland - Steven Fletcher

    Steven Fletcher scores
    Steven Fletcher celebrates with teammates

    Game over for Crystal Palace who are caught out in their desperate effort to snatch an equaliser. Liam Bridcutt races forward, puts Steven Fletcher in clear space and the striker makes no mistake. Gus Poyet stands with his arms outstretched.

  22. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

    Jordi Gomez relieves some of the pressure by hoofing the ball into the Crystal Palace half. Just two minutes left for Palace to find something...

  23. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

    Scott Dann is up in attack as Crystal Palace throw players into the Sunderland half. Jason Puncheon dribbles into the area but Lee Catttermole deflects his cross behind for a corner, which Costel Pantilimon catches.

  24. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    TheGuyNextDoor: hoping this white kit becomes a regular for away games, seem to be lucky tonight #SAFC

    Chelsea Warrior: A quarter of the season gone and we are been treated with a relegation scrap? I love english football. #bbcfootball

  25. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

    Costel Pantilimon takes his time once again over a kick but when he does kick it up field Crystal Palace come forward quickly as Wilfreid Zaha has a shot charged down. Five minutes of stoppage time for Palace to find an equaliser.

  26. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

    Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at Selhurst Park

    "Jedinak kicked back - and when Neil Warnock watches that again I do not think he will be able too much about that one.

    "Sunderland have had one league win here in 33 years but their poor record here might be about to change."

  27. RED CARD for Mile Jedinak

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

    Mile Jedinak makes a tackle
    Mile Jedinak leaves the field

    It goes from bad to worse for Crystal Palace as Mile Jedinak is shown a second yellow for kicking back at Jordi Gomez after the two tangled when battling for the ball. Replays show Neil Warnock probably cannot have too many complaints about the sending off.

  28. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

    BBC Sport's Steve Claridge at Selhurst Park

    "You can understand why he has gone down but it is not an elbow in the face. He has pushed him away with his arm."

  29. LAST FIVE

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

    Anthony Reveillere is down clutching his nose for Sunderland after being caught by Yannick Bolasie but Crystal Palace press on with their attacks. Eventually, Phil Dowd intervenes to stop play so Reveillere can be treated.

  30. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

    BBC Sport's Steve Claridge at Selhurst Park

    "Jordi Gomez has a lovely touch, he is very assured on the ball. What a big goal - his first for Sunderland - it will be if it stays like this."

  31. SUBSTITUTION

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

    Crystal Palace have to go for it, and that is reflected in Neil Warnock's substitution. Off goes defender Brede Hangeland with forward Dwight Gayle replacing him.

  32. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ian Marks: Crystal Palace finding out what happens to premier league sides under Neil Warnock. Relegation.

  33. SUBSTITUTION

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

    Gus Poyet makes another change as Will Buckley comes off and Liam Bridcutt, a holding midfielder, replaces him. Gus Poyet shoring things up for the final, nervy 10 minutes it seems.

  34. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland

    BBC Sport's Steve Claridge at Selhurst Park

    "It was a wonderful finish. I thought Gomez had wasted the opportunity. He waited for it to run all the way across his body and then hit it diagonally. It was a marvellous finish, he gave the keeper no chance and it was another bolt from the blue by Sunderland.

    "This is a big game in the scheme of things and to win it could make a big difference."

  35. GOAL

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Sunderland - Jordi Gomez

    Jordi Gomez scores
    Jordi Gomez celebrates

    Well how about this? Sunderland may not need Jozy Alitdore to get them a goal as Jordi Gomez regains the lead with 12 minutes left. Will Buckley runs across the edge of the area, passes to Gomez, who fires in a low shot from outside the box. Sunderland on their way out of the relegation zone?

  36. SUBSTITUTION

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

    Gus Poyet looks on

    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet makes a change as Connor Wickham is replaced by Jozy Altidore. Just the man to bring on when you need a goal...

  37. Get involved

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Don't forget that the Radio 5 live football social will be on after the game - discussing, among other things, the match at Selhurst Park and the burning question of atmosphere at footy grounds, a hot talking point on the back of comments made by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho over the weekend.

    You can call on 0500 909 693, text 85058 or tweet @bbc5live

  38. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mitch Mansfield: Wes Brown moves level w/ R. Ferdinand, P. Jagielka & D. Mountfield on 6 PL OGs. 1 off J. Carragher & Z. Knight, 4 off R. Dunne. #bbcfootball

  39. YELLOW CARD

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

    Phil Dowd is a busy man now as he reaches for a yellow card after a foul by Lee Cattermole on Marouane Chamakh.

  40. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

    Crystal Palace are getting the ball wide at every opportunity, with Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha swapping sides to keep Sunderland players on their toes. Bolasie swings in a cross for Marouane Chamakh, but he is beaten to the ball and Sunderland clear.

  41. YELLOW CARD

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

    Time wasting already? Costel Pantilimon dithers while placing the ball for a goalkick and Phil Dowd's patience runs out. He marches towards the Sunderland goalkeeper and brandishes a yellow card.

  42. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

    David McNaught: A dislocated shoulder is the new fractured metatarsal.

    Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder this evening. Both Manchester United's Marcos Rojo and Everton's Antolin Alcaraz have also suffered serious shoulder injuries this weekend.

  43. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

    Another unwanted record for Sunderland, unless they can end their 12 years without a win on a Monday night...

  44. YELLOW CARD

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

    Sunderland's Will Buckley has his name scribbled down in Phil Dowd's notebook for a foul on Wilfried Zaha and is shown the first yellow card of the game. Costel Pantilimon then does well to keep out Wilfried Zaha's effort. This could go either way.

  45. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

    John Pierce: That was some finish from Wes Brown. Got to be in his top three of own goals.

    Tokunbo: Another game, another own goal. Wes Brown needs to get his act together.

  46. GREAT SAVE!

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

    Santiago Vergini has got some shot on him. He has a crack with another drive from the edge of the area but once again Julian Speroni is equal to it, making a fine save to deny the Sunderland man. We've got a good game on our hands here.

  47. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

    It just goes from bad to worse for Wes Brown after he had gifted Alexis Sanchez the opener for Arsenal last week. He paid the price for that error by being dropped to the bench for this game. What must Gus Poyet be thinking?

  48. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Sport

    Costel Pantilimon and Wes Brown react

    "The ball is backheeled by Fraizer Campbell and straight into Wes Brown who can't believe he's turned it into his own goal. He lost his footing and fell into the ball as he tried to clear it and therefore had no control. Costel Pantilimon can't believe it either - he makes a good save from the first shot and then that happens. He ended up hitting his own post in frustration."

  49. GOAL

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Sunderland - Wes Brown OG

    Wes Brown scores an own goal
    Fraizer Campbell celebrates

    Oh my word Wes Brown! I was moments away from typing about what an impressive performance he was having but he goes and puts the ball in his own net.

    Marouane Chamakh forces it as he connects with Wilfried Zaha's ball and fires a shot goalwards, Costel Pantilimon does superbly to save it, but Brown smashes the ball off the inside of the post and into his own goal.

  50. Text us on 81111

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Jack: As a Brighton supporter I always knew Sunderland were in luck when they got Poyet. A top class manager and will not only keep Sunderland in the Premier League, but with time will get Sunderland in the top half of the league.

  51. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Costel Pantilimon makes his first save of the game to deny Wilfried Zaha, but it was not too much trouble for the Sunderland keeper. Palace are attacking, but they need to find some more bite to their attack.

  52. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Scott Dann is on the sideline getting treatment for a nasty-looking cut above his eye. A quick change of his bloodied shirt and he is eager to get back into the action. Made of strong stuff that lad.

  53. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Sport

    "It's decent defending from Sunderland. The corners coming into the box are good but they have made it difficult for Palace to get a decent header in without being under pressure."

  54. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    There is probably an element of truth in that Gareth [see previous entry] as Wes Brown produces a fine block to deny Wilfried Zaha's drive and then heads away three successive Palace corners. The home side are straight on the front foot.

  55. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Gareth Reynolds: I bet even United fans are jealous of the Sunderland centre half partnership of Wes Brown and John O'Shea...

  56. KICK-OFF

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Neil Warnock walks out of the tunnel with a smile on his face. We'll see how long that lasts. Second half under way.

  57. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland
  58. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Kevin Neylon: If Palace come out to Dave Clark Five's "Glad All Over", should they leave to pitch to Captain Sensible's "Glad It's All Over"?

  59. Get Wrighty on?

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Palace

    Crystal Palace have not managed a shot on target. Sunderland, meanwhile, have had four.

    With stats like that, it is not looking promising for Palace in their hopes to level matters unless they up their game in the second half.

    Here's a man who certainly knew how to equalise, however. Watch Palace legend Ian Wright score an equaliser against Man Utd in the FA Cup.

  60. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Sport

    "It's like Crystal Palace play better when they are the underdog. There is no real intensity to their play. I expected better and I've seen better from them."

  61. HALF-TIME

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Job done as far as Sunderland are concerned so far. They held off a confident Crystal Palace side in the early stages before Steven Fletcher gave the away side the lead with a neat header. Palace, though, will perhaps feel aggrieved that a couple of penalty shouts did not go their way.

    Scrappy, but pretty entertaining.

  62. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Sport

    "It won't hurt Sunderland to play in a game which is punctured by mistakes and free-kicks. They just need a win. I'm not disappointed with Sunderland. I do think they are short of quality but they have come here with a gameplan to make it scrappy. It's Palace who have been poor."

  63. CLOSE!

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Santiago Vergini connects sweetly with a cross to direct a shot at goal, but Julian Speroni is there to parry away. Sunderland are finishing this half on top, much to the dismay of a glum-looking Neil Warnock in the Palace dugout.

  64. Text us on 81111

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Ali, Edinburgh: How they laughed when I replaced the injured David Silva with Stephen Fletcher in my Fantasy Football team. Oh ye of little faith!

  65. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Four minutes of time added on is shown on the fourth official's board after the earlier Patrick van Aanholt injury. Can Crystal Palace snatch an equaliser before the break?

  66. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Matt Daloisio: Right now, the three promoted clubs are bottom. Wouldn't be surprised if all were relegated. Didn't spend well enough over summer.

  67. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Crystal Palace look a little rattled after falling behind and after a confident opening they are now misplacing passes and playing poor balls into the box that are easing pickings for Sunderland who, by the way, will climb to 15th with a win. Leicester, as it stands, drop into the relegation zone.

  68. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Commentator Guy Mowbray on BBC Radio 5 live

    Steven Fletcher heads in the first goal of the game

    "Steven Fletcher really strained his neck muscles to get power into his header that put Sunderland in front."

  69. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Some fancy footwork from Steven Fletcher as he pirouettes inside the area before letting fly with a booming shot that Palace keeper Julian Speroni does well to punch away. The confidence is clearly flowing in the Sunderland players after the opener.

  70. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Duncan, Richmond: From a distance the two sets of kits that the teams are sporting hint at Barcelona and Real Madrid, no one need be fooled however...El Classico this certainly is not!

    Abe from Edinburgh: Although they're losing currently, Palace looks like a ferocious atmosphere to play your football in, not looking forward to my team Liverpool's next away game!

  71. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Patrick van Aanholt is stretchered off

    A bad couple of days for nasty shoulder injuries. Manchester United's Marcos Rojo yesterday and Patrick van Aanholt today. Sunderland already have quite a lengthy injury list, they could do without a long lay-off for van Aanholt.

  72. SUBSTITUTION

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Patrick van Aanholt receives treatment on his shoulder

    Patrick van Aanholt tries to get up after that challenge but is straight back down on the grass, seemingly in pain. He seems to have injured his shoulder and he can't continue and is taken off on a stretcher. Wes Brown is on in his place.

  73. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Sport

    "I don't know what kind of challenge that was from Patrick van Aanholt. It's a definite foul, he gets nothing of the ball."

  74. PENALTY APPEAL

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Neil Warnock protests

    Heart-in-mouth moment for Sunderland straight after the opener as Patrick van Aanholt tangles with Wilfried Zaha inside the Black Cats area but nothing given. Neil Warnock must be fuming.

  75. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Sport

    "It's a wonderful finish and great play from Patrick van Aanholt, but how is he not off-side when he picks up the ball? Why oh why did Brede Hangeland drop off when all he had to do was step up?"

  76. GOAL

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland - Steven Fletcher

    Steven Fletcher heads to open the scoring
    Steven Fletcher celebrates

    It is a first real foray forward for Sunderland and it results in a goal! Connor Wickham picks out Patrick van Aanholt in loads of space just on the right side of the Palace area, no offside flag and van Aanholt lofts the ball towards the penalty spot, where Steven Fletcher directs a header into the back of the net.

  77. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Sport

    "Sunderland have doubled up on Yannick Bolasie. Every time he has got the ball, he's had to stop and pass the ball instead of taking it on. The minute he gets some space, he wastes his shot."

  78. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Yannick Bolasie competes for the ball with Sunderland's Will Buckley

    Yannick Bolasie has another go, and it is better this time as he drops a shoulder and gets past one Sunderland player but sweeps a shot wide from the edge of the box.

  79. Scottish football latest

    Approaching half-time at Dingwall and no goals to report in the game between Ross County and Aberdeen at Dingwall. You can follow the action on our Scottish live text commentary.

  80. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Sport

    "Is that a shot? It's gone out of play 20 yards up the pitch. For Sunderland, Connor Wickham now looks like he's playing as an out and out striker. It's as though Gus Poyet has looked at it and thought 'yeah, we might as well have a go'."

  81. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Tremendously poor shot from Yannick Bolasie, and one the Crystal Palace midfielder will want to forget it in a hurry as not only does it go wide, it goes out for a thrown-in. Deary me.

  82. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Commentator Guy Mowbray on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I always marvel at Sunderland's away support. I once went to a match at Southend's Roots Hall on a Tuesday night, in thick fog, and Sunderland took over. Even though their fans couldn't see a thing because of the fog."

  83. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    It's not quite the sort of atmosphere that would keep Jose Mourinho happy, but the Sunderland fans are certainly making themselves known.

    Despite a pretty arduous four hour journey down the M1, they are in good voice and with good reason. Sunderland have not conceded yet...

  84. Text us on 81111

    Pete: Hats off to all Sunderland supporters at the game tonight..8 nil defeat in the last away game, not won at palace for 19 years, not won on a monday for 12 years and an arduous journey to selhurst park for an evening kick off

    From Al, bored on train to Birmingham: Sleep easy folks, Defensa y Justicia's game has been called off. Apparently unhappy about the lack of a live feed!

    Oh dear, we will have to boost our live coverage of Argentine football.

  85. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Despite that early penalty scare Sunderland fans can be pretty happy with their side's showing so far. Crystal Palace are seeing more of the ball, but the away side are certainly getting stuck in and doing their best to disrupt the home side's play.

    Pretty open game but no real chances for either side yet.

  86. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Patrick Wavey: Vergini too tight as usual! Avoids penalisation this time.

  87. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Commentator Guy Mowbray on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I'm sure there are a few Sunderland fans who shudder every time I mention Santiago Vergini. It's not just that penalty shout early on - there's been a few things this season. He actually looks like he could be a good player but, for whatever reason, it's not happening for him."

  88. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Sport

    Lee Cattermole challenges Fraizer Campbell

    "Every time I watch Lee Cattermole, I think he would have been a perfect player... 20 years ago."

  89. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Santiago Vergini heads away a Palace free-kick after a Lee Cattermole foul. Standard. Palace win another free-kick soon after, again just inside the Sunderland half, but Joel Ward's ball into the box is headed away by Patrick van Aanholt. Lively, but also niggly, game so far.

  90. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Joel Ward lofts a free-kick from just inside the Sunderland half into the area but Black Cats keeper Costel Pantilimon charges through a crowd of players and leaps to catch confidently. Easy catch, but taking command of his area early on can only help give his team-mates confidence.

  91. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Bob: Sunderland v Palace is a struggle which of the two sides are hoofing it up the pitch the most!

  92. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Commentator Guy Mowbray on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Anthony Reveillere is making his Sunderland debut and there was talk that Arsenal wanted him, with Mathieu Debuchy injured. As it turned out, Sunderland won the race."

  93. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Joel Ward brings down Will Buckley in a decent position for the visitors, just outside the D. Jordi Gomez takes the free-kick, but smashes the ball into the Palace wall and the chance is gone.

  94. Post update

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    BBC Sport's Steve Claridge at Selhurst Park

    "Crystal Palace have gone 4-4-2, which bucks the trend really. It's nice and positive and they look well balanced in midfield. The two wide players are doing well and Wilfried Zaha has just got past his marker with ease so that's a good sign for him."

  95. Post update

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    Jordi Gomez challenges Crystal Palace's Australian midfielder Mile Jedinak

    It is an uncomfortable start for Sunderland at the moment as they struggle to get the ball off Crystal Palace. They look a little rattled after that early attack and penalty appeal.

  96. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Sport

    "It looked like a penalty to me. Fraizer Campbell touched the ball and Santiago Vergini got nowhere near it. Neil Warnock and Garry Monk must be wondering what they have done wrong. It was a penalty."

  97. PENALTY APPEAL

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    A lucky escape for Sunderland already?

    Marouane Chamakh hoofs a ball up field for Fraizer Campbell to chase. The former Sunderland striker races into the area and looks to be fouled by Santiago Vergini. Nothing given and Neil Warnock shakes his head in disappointment.

  98. KICK-OFF

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland

    The referee blows his whistle and Crystal Palace get us up and running...

  99. Post update

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    The players stroll out to a bit of The Dave Clark Five and Glad All Over while Gus Poyet wanders over to shake hands with the Crystal Palace coaching staff. He looks to be struggling to find Neil Warnock though.

    Kick-off coming up shortly and you can listen to commentary via BBC Radio 5 live by clicking the Live Coverage tab above.

  100. Post update

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher: "We need to keep doing the right things and cut out the mistakes. We need to keep the ball more. It is important to take points off those teams around us in the table, so we'll be looking to do that tonight."

  101. Post update

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "Connor Wickham should be doing what Harry Kane is doing for Spurs. He did it fleetingly last season but he's been poor this season."

    Wickham has two goals in 10 appearances for Sunderland this season.

  102. LINE-UPS

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Hangeland, Dann, Ward, Bolasie, Jedinak, Ledley, Zaha, Campbell, Chamakh. Subs: Mariappa, Doyle, Hennessey, Gayle, McArthur, Bannan, Puncheon.

    Sunderland: Pantilimon, Vergini, O'Shea, Reveillere, Van Aanholt, Larsson, Cattermole, Gomez, Buckley, Fletcher, Wickham. Subs: Bridcutt, Brown, Johnson, Altidore, Mavrias, Graham, Mannone.

    Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

  103. Join the debate at #unwantedrecords

    Jo Harman: It was American Samoa that lost 31-0 to Australia. Samoa had beaten American Samoa 8-0 in their previous match.

  104. Quietest ground in football?

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    5 live

    There looks to be plenty of fans who have braved the cold to get to Selhurst Park as the atmosphere starts to build, helped by some thumping dance tunes.

    I wonder if Jose Mourinho has gone along to sample the atmosphere, having been unhappy with it at Stamford Bridge at the weekend.

    BBC Radio 5 live wants to know if there is a quieter ground in the Premier League than Chelsea? Tweet @bbc5live or text 85058.

  105. Does Brendan Rodgers know his best system?

    Steve Claridge

    BBC Sport

    BBC Radio 5 live are currently looking ahead to Liverpool's clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League tomorrow evening:

    "You have Real Madrid at their absolute best and Liverpool who are playing poorly and are still deciding on their best personnel and system. We saw what happened in the first game at Anfield. Is Brendan Rodgers getting the best out of what he has got? No. Does he know his best system? No."

  106. Post update

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    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    Sunderland were relegated at Selhurst Park in 1997 when playing against the ground's former tenants Wimbledon. Were you there that day? Let us know #bbcfootball

  107. Join the debate at #unwantedrecords

    Sunderland have not won a game on a Monday night for 12 years - that's a total of 20 games without a win in a Premier League weekend's final fixture. What are the worst unwanted records in football?

    Will: Torquay have two. Shortest managerial tenure (Leroy Rosenior, 10 mins, 2007) and quickest own goal (vs Cambridge, 1977)

    Marley Marl: Jamie Carragher scoring more own goals than goals.

    Stephen Vincent: #unwantedrecords? Andy Williams - Love Story. Not my style of music if I'm honest!

  108. It will be all-white tonight

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    Sunderland

    It may be Sunderland tonight, but not quite as you know them.

    The Black Cats are wearing a one-off all-white strip to avoid a kit clash with the hosts.

    Apparently, Sunderland's blue away kit has been deemed too similar to Palace's home strip - they both have the same colour shorts and socks - so a special kit will be used.

    Don't get too attached to it, Sunderland fans, it's not for sale.

  109. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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    Faron Bloomfield: Poyet did the right thing keeping Mannone after the 8-0 loss, but he didn't respond well in the next game so has to be dropped.

  110. Join the debate at #unwantedrecords

    Bibhash Dash: My batting card for Howden's village cricket team in 2014... 4, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2. Probably the worst in our history.

    James Amos: I play for Tunstall Town... 171 games without a win ended in February 2014!

  111. Post update

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet on his decision to swap Vito Mannone for Costel Pantilimon in goal: "It was a very difficult decision but I have to think of the team first. Pantilimon has waited for his chance."

  112. Cut the ribbon

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    Crystal Palace

    A bit of excitement for the band of journalists at tonight's game as Crystal Palace unveil their new media centre, opened by Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore.

    If I was there I probably wouldn't have noticed a change. I'm straight over to the pies before I see anything else.

  113. Lawro predicts

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    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    "Both of these sides are in the bottom five but Crystal Palace are proving very difficult to beat under Neil Warnock. Sunderland are the team with bigger problems right now.

    "They did not show much of a response against Arsenal after getting beaten 8-0 by Southampton, which surprised me, and should be a worry for their manager Gus Poyet. Aside from the mistakes that gifted the Gunners their goals, they were relatively uncompetitive.

    "In the mini-league they are in, in the bottom eight of the Premier League, that is the very least they have got to be. I expect Palace will show them that on Monday night."

  114. Post update

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    Ground staff prepare the pitch prior to kick-off

    Crystal Palace players have just ventured out on to the pitch as the Selhurst Park stands slowly start to fill up. Neil Warnock may not be too concerned about his side's form in the league so far, but they have only picked up one more win than Sunderland.

    Home fans will be expecting a win tonight.

  115. Join the debate at #unwantedrecords

    Here are some of your #unwantedrecords:

    Owynn Palmer-Atkin: Leicester City have never won the FA Cup, despite being in 5 finals...

    Robert Ginn: Man Utd and Blackburn have finished the lowest (7th) as defending champions.

    Manjeevan Cheema: Australia 31-0 Samoa

  116. Form has been pleasing - Warnock

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    Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock, speaking to Sky Sports: "We were unlucky last weekend at West Brom but we played very well.

    "Apart from the Hull game away, I've been very pleased so far. Anything you can get off the top four teams is a bonus, so everyone needs to take points off everyone else in the other games."

  117. Poor form a 'terrible accident'

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    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet feels two successive defeats and 10 goals conceded is just a bit of a blip for his side.

    Speaking to Sky Sports, he says: "A win tonight would show we are in a good run and we had a terrible accident.

    "We will try to recover from that. Victory will be very important."

  118. Text us on 81111

    We're asking for your unwanted records:

    Iain in Swindon: Swindon Town 93-94 season, most goals conceded in a Premiership season! 100! But not the worst points total.

  119. Scottish action latest

    Don't forget that there is some top action from Scotland tonight, where Ross County host Aberdeen.

    You can follow all the action on that match on our dedicated live text commentary.

    In the Argentine top flight I see that Defensa y Justicia are hosting Newell's Old Boys, but we won't be doing a live on that unfortunately.

  120. Post update

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    Worried that there might be a lack of goals tonight? Don't be, a parky Monday night at Selhurst Park has been witness to plenty of goals in recent times.

  121. LINE-UPS

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Ward, Zaha, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Chamakh, Campbell. Subs: Mariappa, Doyle, Hennessey, Gayle, McArthur, Bannan, Puncheon.

    Sunderland: Pantilimon, Vergini, O'Shea, Reveillere, Van Aanholt, Cattermole, Buckley, Larsson, Gomez, Wickham, Fletcher. Subs: Bridcutt, Brown, Johnson, Altidore, Mavrias, Graham, Mannone.

    Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

  122. Join the debate on the BBC Sport Facebook page

    #unwantedrecords

    Sunderland have not won a game on a Monday night for 12 years - that's a total of 20 games without a win in a Premier League weekend's final fixture. What are the worst unwanted records in football?

    Dale Twigger: Think Derby County's 11 measly points is the worst record to have.

    Connor Farmer: Arsenal not winning a trophy for 8/9 years, however long it was, was getting a bit annoying I'll admit.

    Patrick Cooper: Richard Dunne's own goals record.

  123. Team news

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    So, Vito Mannone pays for his mistakes in recent matches and is replaced in the Sunderland goal by Costel Pantilimon.

    The Romanian has played two games in the Capital One Cup since moving from Manchester City - keeping a clean sheet against Birmingham but conceding two in a defeat against Stoke. French right-back Antoine Reveillere makes his Black Cats debut after signing as a free agent last month.

    For Crystal Palace, Scott Dann is back in the team at centre-half in place of Adrian Mariappa.

  124. Just copy Newcastle?

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    Alan Pardew

    No fans want to be inspired by a rival but seeing how those up the road have done might help ease concerns about Sunderland's current predicament.

    A few weeks ago, Newcastle were seemingly a club in crisis and, like Sunderland are now, were sitting in the relegation zone. But wins against Leicester and Tottenham has lifted them out of the drop zone and level on points with a couple of sides in the top half of the table.

    "It can change so quickly - look at Newcastle up the road. That's football," says Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole. "We can't get too carried away with a couple of bad results. We've all been here that many times."

  125. Post update

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    Vito Mannone
  126. Post update

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    Vito Mannone paying the price for 10 goals conceded in two games it seems, although plenty of questions need to be asked about the Sunderland defence.

    Full team news to follow shortly.

  127. BreakingBREAKING TEAM NEWS

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    Costel Pantilimon starts in goal for Sunderland with Vito Mannone dropped to the bench.

  128. Post update

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at Selhurst Park

    Sunderland

    "Sunderland fans old enough to remember their first campaign in the Premier League, the 1996-1997 season, may also recall it ended in heartbreak at Selhurst Park on the final day. Jason Euell's goal for Wimbledon (then Palace's tenants), combined with Coventry's surprise win at Tottenham, saw the Black Cats relegated.

    "It is still too early to predict whether Sunderland's fate will go down to the wire this season, but it is fair to say there will be a few alarm bells ringing if they suffer a third straight defeat.

    "Palace are a very decent side, and Selhurst Park is a tough place to go, with the home fans supporting their side until the very end. Sunderland have their work cut."

  129. Get involved

    The Nayak: Mile Jedinak, I need you to score today for my Fantasy Team. Do well, my prayers are with you. No red card please.

  130. Coming up

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    BBC Radio 5 live

    Tune into BBC Radio 5 live from 19:00 GMT for The Monday Night Club with football debate, sports news and build-up to Crystal Palace v Sunderland.

    Then, at 20:00 GMT, there will be full match commentary from Selhurst Park with 5 live Football Social taking over after full time for your calls, texts and social media reaction.

  131. Join the debate at #unwantedrecords

    Nineteen years without a win at Selhurst Park and 12 since a victory on a Monday are pretty miserable runs for Sunderland, but how do they rank alongside other unwanted records in football?

    Defeat to Manchester City on Sunday confirmed Manchester United's worst start to a season since 1986-87, while Richard Dunne became the all-time top own-goal scorer in Premier League history when he put the ball into his own net against Liverpool recently, taking his OG tally to 10.

    What other unwanted records are there in football? Does your club have one? Let us know via #unwantedrecords, text us on 81111 or get involved on the BBC Sport Facebook and Google+ pages.

  132. Post update

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Cristiano Ronaldo has scored nearly 450 goals since Sunderland last won on a Monday night."

  133. A pickle for Poyet

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    Gus Poyet

    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has bigger concerns than refereeing decisions.

    The Black Cats are out of form and seemingly out of confidence after they were on the wrong end of an 8-0 defeat to Southampton in their last away game, which was then followed by a 2-0 loss at home to Arsenal.

    Sunderland currently sit inside the relegation zone having won just once all season, but victory at Selhurst Park would lift them up to 15th.

    A couple of problems, though... they have not picked up three points at Selhurst Park for 19 years, and it is 12 years since they last won on a Monday...

  134. Warnock aims to keep quiet

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    What has been really getting Neil Warnock's goat in recent weeks has been officiating at Crystal Palace's games.

    The 65-year-old was recently charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after he said that referee Craig Pawson was "influenced" by Chelsea players during the Blues' 2-1 win at Selhurst Park.

    Warnock is aiming to keep his mouth shut as much as possible from now on, though, saying: "I think it's great when you have got something to say. Unfortunately there is a time and a place to say it and I have to learn what I can say and when I can say it."

  135. Post update

    Sheer frustration for Neil

    It seems Neil Warnock's life and Ed Sheeran have been intertwined for a couple of years.

    In a 2012 column for the Independent, Warnock detailed his struggles in attempting to sort tickets to an Ed Sheeran gig for his daughter.

    "Amy asked me to get some tickets for an Ed Sheeran concert in Plymouth," he wrote. "Come the time, we logged on to be told we could not book online but had to ring the box office. I think the website had crashed. We rang for an hour and 10 minutes. We eventually got through to hear a recorded voice that said 'sorry, all tickets have been sold'. It really is a disgrace...I felt really stitched up."

    I half imagine that, upon learning Clattenburg had made a quick exit from Palace's game at West Brom to get to an Ed Sheeran gig, Warnock stood alone outside The Hawthorns, shaking his fist at the rain-filled sky shouting 'Sheeraaannn'. Or maybe not...

  136. Post update

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    Neil Warnock

    Neil Warnock spent as much of his pre-match news conference responding to questions about a telephone conversation with Clattenburg as he did previewing Sunderland.

    Clattenburg made the headlines last week after it was revealed he breached protocol to zip off from the 2-2 draw between West Brom and Palace to attend an Ed Sheeran gig in Newcastle.

    Aside from the concerning revelation of a 39-year-old man going to watch Ed Sheeran, it was also revealed that Clattenburg spoke on the phone to Warnock after the game, in which the Palace boss had been unhappy with a couple of incidents.

    While my earlier supposition that the contents of the chat revolved around Warnock asking for tickets to the gig are unlikely, they are not quite as fanciful as you may think...

  137. Post update

    Crystal Palace v Sunderland (20:00 GMT)

    Selhurst Park

    Hello! It's Monday night, it's Crystal Palace versus Sunderland.

    This may not quite be the fixture that necessitates cancelling an invite to the pub for, but it nevertheless has the potential to be an intriguing contest.

    Palace have not won a game since September, while Sunderland are smarting after conceding 10 goals in their last two games.

    Both sides will be determined to get back on track tonight. Both will fancy their chances of victory.

  138. Ed-ing for trouble?

    Neil Warnock

    "Ey up Mark. Have you got a spare ticket for that Ed Sheeran gig? I do love the flame-haired songsmith's eclectic blend of acoustic pop, folk, and hip-hop."

    Ed Sheeran

    When referee Mark Clattenburg spoke on the phone to Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock recently, that's probably not quite how the conversation went.

    Whatever the actual contents of the chat were, we may never know, with Warnock instead keen to move on and focus on football.

    After three games without a win, he knows Palace need to pick up points, starting with tonight's visit of Sunderland...