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      Crystal Palace vs Liverpool

      Palace 1 Liverpool 2

      Palace1
      Mateta57'
      Liverpool2
      Mohamed Salah76'
      Elliott90'+1'
      Sat 09 Dec 12:30(KO listed in users′ timezone)

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      Match Summary

      SUMMARY:

      • Two changes for Palace as Clyne and Hughes replace Mitchell and Olise
      • Visitors apply early pressure but Ward makes key interventions
      • Lerma denied by combination of fine Alisson save, the post and Alexander-Arnold
      • Edouard wins penalty but VAR reverts decision for a foul in the build-up
      • Eagles continue to defend stoutly and threaten on the break
      • Hughes blocks from Szoboszlai in first-half stoppage time
      • HT: Palace 0-0 Liverpool
      • Mateta on for Edouard for Palace at half-time
      • Núñez heads wide from drilled Díaz cross
      • VAR awards Palace penalty for foul on Mateta, who converts from 12 yards
      • Van Dijk comes close to levelling moments later
      • Ayew picks up second yellow card with 15 minutes remaining
      • Deflection helps Salah draw Liverpool level within seconds
      • Matthews makes late Premier League debut for Palace in goal
      • Elliott breaks Palace hearts with injury-time drive
      • Alisson denies Andersen’s header in the final minute of stoppage time
      • HT: Palace 1-2 Liverpool

      In a reversal of the recent form book, the Eagles took the lead early in the second-half through Jean-Philippe Mateta’s penalty, and seemed in control of proceedings until the closing stages at a spirited Selhurst Park.

      But a controversial second yellow card for Jordan Ayew, combined with a fortuitous Mohamed Salah goal moments later, transformed the game in the visitors’ favour.

      And as Palace suffered further injury troubles and waves of pressure on their goalmouth began to mount, Harvey Elliott strode forwards to win it for Liverpool in injury-time with a dipping shot.

      Palace went into their second Selhurst Park match in the space of four days off the back of a self-admittedly disappointing result against Bournemouth – but not for wont of trying, as manager Roy Hodgson had reiterated.

      Up against a Liverpool side unbeaten in their last eight Premier League outings, the visitors’ quality was in no doubt – but Palace more than matched it, both for quality and application, in a competitive first-half where the Eagles enjoyed the better chances.

      Making his 350th Palace appearance, Joel Ward was involved heavily early on as Liverpool’s attempts to get the ball forwards quickly for Salah and company were repelled convincingly; one particularly important sliding tackle from the captain saw an early break halted.

      At the other end, the Eagles’ high press proved particularly effective against a Liverpool team loose in possession in their own third, and that led to a series of fouls which gave Hughes the chance to deliver several threatening set-pieces.

      While Liverpool did enjoy the majority of possession, it was Palace who – roared on by a vociferous Selhurst crowd – were the more cutting team, particularly on the counter-attack. How they did not take the lead midway through the first-half was anybody’s guess.

      A sharp passing move which began in the Palace half culminated in Ayew whipping a low ball across the box which, although initially missed by Odsonne Edouard, reached Jefferson Lerma stealing in behind him.

      The Colombian's stretching effort was on target, and forced Liverpool ‘keeper Alisson Becker into a stunning two-handed reflex save – yet the ball kept travelling and, after looping up and against the inside of the post, still demanded a further goal-line clearance from Trent Alexander-Arnold to deny Palace the lead.

      That moment ignited Palace’s attack, and they were awarded a penalty seconds later, again from a high press. Hughes won the ball from Endo on the edge of the Liverpool box and slid in Edouard, who was barged over by Virgil van Dijk.

      Referee Andy Madley awarded the penalty but, following a lengthy VAR review and consultation with the pitchside monitor, cancelled the spot-kick, adjudging Hughes to have fouled Endo.

      As the half wore on, Liverpool began to make further inroads into Palace’s half – yet chances remained scarce, their clearest opportunity falling to Dominik Szoboszlai, whose curling effort was diverted over by Hughes in stoppage time.

      With Edouard suffering an injury shortly before half-time and unable to continue, Mateta entered the fray at the interval – and it would not be long before the striker made his mark.

      After the interval, Palace continued to enjoy limited possession, but made more of it, albeit Darwin Núñez did go close for the visitors with an instinctive header from Luis Díaz’s mis-hit effort.

      Then, Palace’s deserved opportunity finally arrived.

      Mateta made a near-post run to control a low Hughes cross and appeared to be felled by Jarell Quansah. Play continued for almost two minutes before VAR intervened, the referee stopping play to award a spot-kick upon the revelation of clear contact.

      Mateta himself took it, sending both Alisson the wrong way from 12 yards for his first Premier League goal of the season – and also Selhurst Park bouncing in celebration of a perhaps unexpected, but entirely deserved, lead.

      Van Dijk came close to reaching Alexander-Arnold’s whipped free-kick moments later as Liverpool sought an immediate response, yet the ball evaded him.

      Palace continued to impress and looked the sharper team in possession – but the game was flipped on its head with 15 minutes remaining when Ayew was awarded a second yellow card for a seemingly innocuous foul on Elliott near the halfway line.

      The goal galvanised the visitors and it was only seconds before Salah struck a fortuitous equaliser. Cody Gakpo's clipped cross rebounded off second-half substitute Michael Olise inside the box, allowing Curtis Jones to square for Salah to stroke an effort goalwards.

      True to form, the shot hit Nathaniel Clyne and wrong-footed Sam Johnstone to find the back of the net.

      Having lost both a man and a goal in the space of mere moments, it would have been easy for Palace to crumble in the closing stages – but they continued to fight valiantly, repelling wave upon wave of Liverpool pressure.

      That was, at least, until the first minute of stoppage time, when substitute Elliott picked up the ball in a deep position, drove forwards and unleashed a thunderbolt of a low effort which left Palace ‘keeper Remi Matthews – making his Premier League debut as a late substitute for the injured Johnstone – with no chance.

      Even then, there was one last grandstand moment, Olise’s in-swinging free-kick headed goalwards from close range by Andersen – but Alisson somehow got down low to repel it.

      The cruellest of circumstances all combined to leave Palace pointless – but certainly not cowed – against Liverpool at Selhurst Park.

      Palace: Johnstone (GK) (Matthews, 87), Ward, Guéhi, Andersen, Clyne, Richards, Lerma (Olise, 68), Hughes, Ayew, Edouard (Mateta, 45), Schlupp (Ahamada, 84)

      Subs: Tomkins, Riedewald, Ozoh, França, Ebiowei

      Liverpool: Alisson (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Quansah (Konaté, 57), van Dijk, Tsimikas, Gravenberch (Gakpo, 57), Endo (Gomez, 45), Szoboszlai (Jones, 73), Salah, Núñez (Elliott, 73), Díaz

      Subs: Kelleher (GK), Bradley, McConnell, Doak

      Match Blog

      Full-Time

      Match ends, Crystal Palace 1, Liverpool 2.
      90'+12'

      Yellow Card

      Ahamada(29)
      Naouirou Ahamada (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      90'+12'

      free kick won

      Luis Díaz (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      90'+11'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Cody Gakpo.
      90'+11'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Olise with a cross.
      90'+10'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Alisson Becker.
      90'+10'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Olise with a cross.
      90'+10'

      Yellow Card

      Díaz(7)
      Luis Díaz (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card.
      90'+10'

      free kick won

      Michael Olise (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      90'+9'

      Yellow Card

      Gomez(2)
      Joe Gomez (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      90'+9'

      free kick won

      Naouirou Ahamada (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      90'+8'

      Yellow Card

      Andersen(16)
      Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      90'+8'

      free kick won

      Luis Díaz (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      90'+7'

      free kick won

      Curtis Jones (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      90'+5'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Will Hughes
      Will
      Hughes(19)
      off
      David Ozoh
      David
      Ozoh(52)
      on
      90'+4'

      offside

      Offside, Liverpool. Luis Díaz is caught offside.
      90'+1'

      Liverpool Goal

      Liverpool
      Goal!
      Liverpool
      Harvey
      Elliott(19)
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Liverpool 2. Harvey Elliott (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.
      89'

      free kick won

      Curtis Jones (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      88'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Harvey Elliott (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Luis Díaz.
      87'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Sam Johnstone
      Sam
      Johnstone(1)
      off
      Remi Matthews
      Remi
      Matthews(31)
      on
      87'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      84'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Jeffrey Schlupp
      Jeffrey
      Schlupp(15)
      off
      Naouirou Ahamada
      Naouirou
      Ahamada(29)
      on
      83'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace).
      82'

      corner

      Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Nathaniel Clyne.
      81'

      free kick won

      Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      78'

      free kick won

      Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      77'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Kostas Tsimikas.
      76'

      Liverpool Goal

      Liverpool
      Goal!
      Liverpool
      Mohamed Salah(11)
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Liverpool 1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Curtis Jones.
      75'

      secondyellow card

      Second yellow card to Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) for a bad foul.
      74'

      free kick won

      Harvey Elliott (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      74'

      Substitution

      Liverpool
      Darwin
      Núñez(9)
      off
      Harvey
      Elliott(19)
      on
      73'

      Substitution

      Liverpool
      Dominik
      Szoboszlai(8)
      off
      Curtis
      Jones(17)
      on
      72'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.
      71'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Darwin Núñez (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold with a cross following a set piece situation.
      71'

      Yellow Card

      Richards(26)
      Chris Richards (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      71'

      free kick won

      Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      70'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold with a cross following a corner.
      69'

      corner

      Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jeffrey Schlupp.
      68'

      free kick won

      Michael Olise (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      68'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Jefferson Lerma
      Jefferson
      Lerma(8)
      off
      Michael Olise
      Michael
      Olise(7)
      on
      68'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      66'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace).
      64'

      Yellow Card

      Lerma(8)
      Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      64'

      free kick won

      Joe Gomez (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      62'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      62'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Gomez with a cross.
      61'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jean-Philippe Mateta.
      60'

      free kick won

      Will Hughes (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      60'

      Yellow Card

      Ayew(9)
      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card.
      60'

      free kick won

      Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      58'

      free kick won

      Luis Díaz (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      57'

      Crystal Palace Goal!

      Crystal Palace
      Goal!
      Crystal Palace
      Jean-Philippe
      Mateta(14)
      Jean-Philippe Mateta
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Liverpool 0. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.
      57'

      Substitution

      Liverpool
      Jarell
      Quansah(78)
      off
      Ibrahima
      Konaté(5)
      on
      57'

      Substitution

      Liverpool
      Ryan
      Gravenberch(38)
      off
      Cody
      Gakpo(18)
      on
      56'

      VAR

      VAR Decision: Penalty Crystal Palace.
      53'

      penalty won

      Penalty Crystal Palace. Jean-Philippe Mateta draws a foul in the penalty area.
      53'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Will Hughes with a cross following a corner.
      52'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
      50'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Will Hughes with a cross following a set piece situation.
      49'

      free kick won

      Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      48'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Darwin Núñez (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luis Díaz.
      48'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Luis Díaz (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
      47'

      free kick won

      Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      46'

      offside

      Offside, Liverpool. Darwin Núñez is caught offside.
      45'

      Substitution

      Liverpool
      Wataru
      Endo(3)
      off
      Joe
      Gomez(2)
      on
      45'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Odsonne Édouard
      Odsonne
      Édouard(22)
      off
      Jean-Philippe Mateta
      Jean-Philippe
      Mateta(14)
      on

      First-Half Ends

      First Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Liverpool 0.
      45'+5'

      free kick won

      Wataru Endo (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      45'+2'

      corner

      Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Will Hughes.
      45'+2'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Dominik Szoboszlai (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
      45'+2'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
      45'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      43'

      corner

      Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jeffrey Schlupp.
      42'

      free kick won

      Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      41'

      free kick won

      Wataru Endo (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      37'

      Yellow Card

      Ward(2)
      Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      37'

      free kick won

      Luis Díaz (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      36'

      free kick won

      Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      35'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      34'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace).
      31'

      VAR

      VAR Decision: No Penalty Crystal Palace.
      29'

      free kick won

      Wataru Endo (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      27'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Ayew with a cross.
      26'

      free kick won

      Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      24'

      free kick won

      Kostas Tsimikas (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      23'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
      22'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      22'

      offside

      Offside, Liverpool. Kostas Tsimikas is caught offside.
      21'

      free kick won

      Ryan Gravenberch (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      16'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      16'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Ryan Gravenberch (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luis Díaz.
      16'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Dominik Szoboszlai (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold following a corner.
      15'

      corner

      Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Joel Ward.
      15'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Luis Díaz (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kostas Tsimikas.
      13'

      offside

      Offside, Liverpool. Darwin Núñez is caught offside.
      13'

      free kick won

      Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      12'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
      10'

      offside

      Offside, Liverpool. Darwin Núñez is caught offside.
      7'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      5'

      offside

      Offside, Liverpool. Luis Díaz is caught offside.
      3'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Kostas Tsimikas (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
      2'

      free kick won

      Luis Díaz (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

      Kick-Off

      lineup

      Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

      Starting lineup

      1
      Alisson Becker
      GK
      21
      Kostas Tsimikas
      DF
      4
      Virgil van Dijk
      DF
      78
      Jarell Quansah
      DF
      substitution icon57'
      66
      Trent Alexander-Arnold
      DF
      8
      Dominik Szoboszlai
      MF
      substitution icon73'
      3
      Wataru Endo
      MF
      substitution icon45'
      38
      Ryan Gravenberch
      MF
      substitution icon57'
      7
      Luis Díaz
      S
      90'+10'
      11
      Mohamed Salah
      S
      76'
      9
      Darwin Núñez
      S
      substitution icon74'

      Substitutes

      2
      Joe Gomez
      substitution icon45'
      90'+9'
      5
      Ibrahima Konaté
      substitution icon57'
      17
      Curtis Jones
      substitution icon73'
      18
      Cody Gakpo
      substitution icon57'
      19
      Harvey Elliott
      substitution icon74'
      90'+1'
      50
      Ben Doak
      53
      James McConnell
      62
      Caoimhín Kelleher
      84
      Conor Bradley
      WOL
      1-1
      FOR
      SHU
      1-0
      BRE
      MUN
      0-3
      BOU
      BHA
      1-1
      BUR
      AVL
      1-0
      ARS
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      Starting lineup

      1
      Alisson Becker
      GK
      21
      Kostas Tsimikas
      DF
      4
      Virgil van Dijk
      DF
      78
      Jarell Quansah
      DF
      substitution icon57'
      66
      Trent Alexander-Arnold
      DF
      8
      Dominik Szoboszlai
      MF
      substitution icon73'
      3
      Wataru Endo
      MF
      substitution icon45'
      38
      Ryan Gravenberch
      MF
      substitution icon57'
      7
      Luis Díaz
      S
      90'+10'
      11
      Mohamed Salah
      S
      76'
      9
      Darwin Núñez
      S
      substitution icon74'

      Substitutes

      2
      Joe Gomez
      substitution icon45'
      90'+9'
      5
      Ibrahima Konaté
      substitution icon57'
      17
      Curtis Jones
      substitution icon73'
      18
      Cody Gakpo
      substitution icon57'
      19
      Harvey Elliott
      substitution icon74'
      90'+1'
      50
      Ben Doak
      53
      James McConnell
      62
      Caoimhín Kelleher
      84
      Conor Bradley
      WOL
      1-1
      FOR
      SHU
      1-0
      BRE
      MUN
      0-3
      BOU
      BHA
      1-1
      BUR
      AVL
      1-0
      ARS
      Premier League
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      pts
      1
      MCIManchester City
      32
      22
      7
      3
      76
      32
      +44
      73
      2
      ARSArsenal
      31
      22
      5
      4
      75
      24
      +51
      71
      3
      LIVLiverpool
      31
      21
      8
      2
      72
      30
      +42
      71
      4
      AVLAston Villa
      32
      18
      6
      8
      66
      49
      +17
      60
      5
      TOTTottenham Hotspur
      32
      18
      6
      8
      65
      49
      +16
      60
      6
      NEWNewcastle United
      32
      15
      5
      12
      69
      52
      +17
      50
      7
      MUNManchester United
      32
      15
      5
      12
      47
      48
      -1
      50
      8
      WHUWest Ham United
      32
      13
      9
      10
      52
      56
      -4
      48
      9
      CHEChelsea
      30
      12
      8
      10
      55
      52
      +3
      44
      10
      BHABrighton and Hove Albion
      32
      11
      11
      10
      52
      50
      +2
      44
      11
      WOLWolverhampton Wanderers
      32
      12
      7
      13
      46
      51
      -5
      43
      12
      BOUBournemouth
      32
      11
      9
      12
      47
      57
      -10
      42
      13
      FULFulham
      32
      11
      6
      15
      47
      51
      -4
      39
      14
      BREBrentford
      33
      8
      8
      17
      47
      58
      -11
      32
      15
      CRYCrystal Palace
      31
      7
      9
      15
      36
      54
      -18
      30
      16
      EVEEverton
      31
      9
      8
      14
      32
      42
      -10
      27
      17
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      33
      7
      9
      17
      42
      58
      -16
      26
      18
      LUTLuton Town
      33
      6
      7
      20
      46
      70
      -24
      25
      19
      BURBurnley
      33
      4
      8
      21
      33
      68
      -35
      20
      20
      SHUSheffield United
      32
      3
      7
      22
      30
      84
      -54
      16

      Match Summary

      SUMMARY:

      • Two changes for Palace as Clyne and Hughes replace Mitchell and Olise
      • Visitors apply early pressure but Ward makes key interventions
      • Lerma denied by combination of fine Alisson save, the post and Alexander-Arnold
      • Edouard wins penalty but VAR reverts decision for a foul in the build-up
      • Eagles continue to defend stoutly and threaten on the break
      • Hughes blocks from Szoboszlai in first-half stoppage time
      • HT: Palace 0-0 Liverpool
      • Mateta on for Edouard for Palace at half-time
      • Núñez heads wide from drilled Díaz cross
      • VAR awards Palace penalty for foul on Mateta, who converts from 12 yards
      • Van Dijk comes close to levelling moments later
      • Ayew picks up second yellow card with 15 minutes remaining
      • Deflection helps Salah draw Liverpool level within seconds
      • Matthews makes late Premier League debut for Palace in goal
      • Elliott breaks Palace hearts with injury-time drive
      • Alisson denies Andersen’s header in the final minute of stoppage time
      • HT: Palace 1-2 Liverpool

      In a reversal of the recent form book, the Eagles took the lead early in the second-half through Jean-Philippe Mateta’s penalty, and seemed in control of proceedings until the closing stages at a spirited Selhurst Park.

      But a controversial second yellow card for Jordan Ayew, combined with a fortuitous Mohamed Salah goal moments later, transformed the game in the visitors’ favour.

      And as Palace suffered further injury troubles and waves of pressure on their goalmouth began to mount, Harvey Elliott strode forwards to win it for Liverpool in injury-time with a dipping shot.

      Palace went into their second Selhurst Park match in the space of four days off the back of a self-admittedly disappointing result against Bournemouth – but not for wont of trying, as manager Roy Hodgson had reiterated.

      Up against a Liverpool side unbeaten in their last eight Premier League outings, the visitors’ quality was in no doubt – but Palace more than matched it, both for quality and application, in a competitive first-half where the Eagles enjoyed the better chances.

      Making his 350th Palace appearance, Joel Ward was involved heavily early on as Liverpool’s attempts to get the ball forwards quickly for Salah and company were repelled convincingly; one particularly important sliding tackle from the captain saw an early break halted.

      At the other end, the Eagles’ high press proved particularly effective against a Liverpool team loose in possession in their own third, and that led to a series of fouls which gave Hughes the chance to deliver several threatening set-pieces.

      While Liverpool did enjoy the majority of possession, it was Palace who – roared on by a vociferous Selhurst crowd – were the more cutting team, particularly on the counter-attack. How they did not take the lead midway through the first-half was anybody’s guess.

      A sharp passing move which began in the Palace half culminated in Ayew whipping a low ball across the box which, although initially missed by Odsonne Edouard, reached Jefferson Lerma stealing in behind him.

      The Colombian's stretching effort was on target, and forced Liverpool ‘keeper Alisson Becker into a stunning two-handed reflex save – yet the ball kept travelling and, after looping up and against the inside of the post, still demanded a further goal-line clearance from Trent Alexander-Arnold to deny Palace the lead.

      That moment ignited Palace’s attack, and they were awarded a penalty seconds later, again from a high press. Hughes won the ball from Endo on the edge of the Liverpool box and slid in Edouard, who was barged over by Virgil van Dijk.

      Referee Andy Madley awarded the penalty but, following a lengthy VAR review and consultation with the pitchside monitor, cancelled the spot-kick, adjudging Hughes to have fouled Endo.

      As the half wore on, Liverpool began to make further inroads into Palace’s half – yet chances remained scarce, their clearest opportunity falling to Dominik Szoboszlai, whose curling effort was diverted over by Hughes in stoppage time.

      With Edouard suffering an injury shortly before half-time and unable to continue, Mateta entered the fray at the interval – and it would not be long before the striker made his mark.

      After the interval, Palace continued to enjoy limited possession, but made more of it, albeit Darwin Núñez did go close for the visitors with an instinctive header from Luis Díaz’s mis-hit effort.

      Then, Palace’s deserved opportunity finally arrived.

      Mateta made a near-post run to control a low Hughes cross and appeared to be felled by Jarell Quansah. Play continued for almost two minutes before VAR intervened, the referee stopping play to award a spot-kick upon the revelation of clear contact.

      Mateta himself took it, sending both Alisson the wrong way from 12 yards for his first Premier League goal of the season – and also Selhurst Park bouncing in celebration of a perhaps unexpected, but entirely deserved, lead.

      Van Dijk came close to reaching Alexander-Arnold’s whipped free-kick moments later as Liverpool sought an immediate response, yet the ball evaded him.

      Palace continued to impress and looked the sharper team in possession – but the game was flipped on its head with 15 minutes remaining when Ayew was awarded a second yellow card for a seemingly innocuous foul on Elliott near the halfway line.

      The goal galvanised the visitors and it was only seconds before Salah struck a fortuitous equaliser. Cody Gakpo's clipped cross rebounded off second-half substitute Michael Olise inside the box, allowing Curtis Jones to square for Salah to stroke an effort goalwards.

      True to form, the shot hit Nathaniel Clyne and wrong-footed Sam Johnstone to find the back of the net.

      Having lost both a man and a goal in the space of mere moments, it would have been easy for Palace to crumble in the closing stages – but they continued to fight valiantly, repelling wave upon wave of Liverpool pressure.

      That was, at least, until the first minute of stoppage time, when substitute Elliott picked up the ball in a deep position, drove forwards and unleashed a thunderbolt of a low effort which left Palace ‘keeper Remi Matthews – making his Premier League debut as a late substitute for the injured Johnstone – with no chance.

      Even then, there was one last grandstand moment, Olise’s in-swinging free-kick headed goalwards from close range by Andersen – but Alisson somehow got down low to repel it.

      The cruellest of circumstances all combined to leave Palace pointless – but certainly not cowed – against Liverpool at Selhurst Park.

      Palace: Johnstone (GK) (Matthews, 87), Ward, Guéhi, Andersen, Clyne, Richards, Lerma (Olise, 68), Hughes, Ayew, Edouard (Mateta, 45), Schlupp (Ahamada, 84)

      Subs: Tomkins, Riedewald, Ozoh, França, Ebiowei

      Liverpool: Alisson (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Quansah (Konaté, 57), van Dijk, Tsimikas, Gravenberch (Gakpo, 57), Endo (Gomez, 45), Szoboszlai (Jones, 73), Salah, Núñez (Elliott, 73), Díaz

      Subs: Kelleher (GK), Bradley, McConnell, Doak

      Match Blog

      Full-Time

      Match ends, Crystal Palace 1, Liverpool 2.
      90'+12'

      Yellow Card

      Ahamada(29)
      Naouirou Ahamada (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      90'+12'

      free kick won

      Luis Díaz (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      90'+11'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Cody Gakpo.
      90'+11'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Olise with a cross.
      90'+10'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Alisson Becker.
      90'+10'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Olise with a cross.
      90'+10'

      Yellow Card

      Díaz(7)
      Luis Díaz (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card.
      90'+10'

      free kick won

      Michael Olise (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      90'+9'

      Yellow Card

      Gomez(2)
      Joe Gomez (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      90'+9'

      free kick won

      Naouirou Ahamada (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      90'+8'

      Yellow Card

      Andersen(16)
      Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      90'+8'

      free kick won

      Luis Díaz (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      90'+7'

      free kick won

      Curtis Jones (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      90'+5'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Will Hughes
      Will
      Hughes(19)
      off
      David Ozoh
      David
      Ozoh(52)
      on
      90'+4'

      offside

      Offside, Liverpool. Luis Díaz is caught offside.
      90'+1'

      Liverpool Goal

      Liverpool
      Goal!
      Liverpool
      Harvey
      Elliott(19)
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Liverpool 2. Harvey Elliott (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.
      89'

      free kick won

      Curtis Jones (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      88'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Harvey Elliott (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Luis Díaz.
      87'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Sam Johnstone
      Sam
      Johnstone(1)
      off
      Remi Matthews
      Remi
      Matthews(31)
      on
      87'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      84'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Jeffrey Schlupp
      Jeffrey
      Schlupp(15)
      off
      Naouirou Ahamada
      Naouirou
      Ahamada(29)
      on
      83'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace).
      82'

      corner

      Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Nathaniel Clyne.
      81'

      free kick won

      Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      78'

      free kick won

      Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      77'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Kostas Tsimikas.
      76'

      Liverpool Goal

      Liverpool
      Goal!
      Liverpool
      Mohamed Salah(11)
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Liverpool 1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Curtis Jones.
      75'

      secondyellow card

      Second yellow card to Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) for a bad foul.
      74'

      free kick won

      Harvey Elliott (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      74'

      Substitution

      Liverpool
      Darwin
      Núñez(9)
      off
      Harvey
      Elliott(19)
      on
      73'

      Substitution

      Liverpool
      Dominik
      Szoboszlai(8)
      off
      Curtis
      Jones(17)
      on
      72'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.
      71'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Darwin Núñez (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold with a cross following a set piece situation.
      71'

      Yellow Card

      Richards(26)
      Chris Richards (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      71'

      free kick won

      Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      70'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold with a cross following a corner.
      69'

      corner

      Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jeffrey Schlupp.
      68'

      free kick won

      Michael Olise (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      68'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Jefferson Lerma
      Jefferson
      Lerma(8)
      off
      Michael Olise
      Michael
      Olise(7)
      on
      68'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      66'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace).
      64'

      Yellow Card

      Lerma(8)
      Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      64'

      free kick won

      Joe Gomez (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      62'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      62'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Gomez with a cross.
      61'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jean-Philippe Mateta.
      60'

      free kick won

      Will Hughes (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      60'

      Yellow Card

      Ayew(9)
      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card.
      60'

      free kick won

      Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      58'

      free kick won

      Luis Díaz (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      57'

      Crystal Palace Goal!

      Crystal Palace
      Goal!
      Crystal Palace
      Jean-Philippe
      Mateta(14)
      Jean-Philippe Mateta
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Liverpool 0. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.
      57'

      Substitution

      Liverpool
      Jarell
      Quansah(78)
      off
      Ibrahima
      Konaté(5)
      on
      57'

      Substitution

      Liverpool
      Ryan
      Gravenberch(38)
      off
      Cody
      Gakpo(18)
      on
      56'

      VAR

      VAR Decision: Penalty Crystal Palace.
      53'

      penalty won

      Penalty Crystal Palace. Jean-Philippe Mateta draws a foul in the penalty area.
      53'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Will Hughes with a cross following a corner.
      52'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
      50'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Will Hughes with a cross following a set piece situation.
      49'

      free kick won

      Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      48'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Darwin Núñez (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luis Díaz.
      48'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Luis Díaz (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
      47'

      free kick won

      Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      46'

      offside

      Offside, Liverpool. Darwin Núñez is caught offside.
      45'

      Substitution

      Liverpool
      Wataru
      Endo(3)
      off
      Joe
      Gomez(2)
      on
      45'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Odsonne Édouard
      Odsonne
      Édouard(22)
      off
      Jean-Philippe Mateta
      Jean-Philippe
      Mateta(14)
      on

      First-Half Ends

      First Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Liverpool 0.
      45'+5'

      free kick won

      Wataru Endo (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      45'+2'

      corner

      Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Will Hughes.
      45'+2'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Dominik Szoboszlai (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
      45'+2'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
      45'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      43'

      corner

      Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jeffrey Schlupp.
      42'

      free kick won

      Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      41'

      free kick won

      Wataru Endo (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      37'

      Yellow Card

      Ward(2)
      Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      37'

      free kick won

      Luis Díaz (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      36'

      free kick won

      Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      35'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      34'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace).
      31'

      VAR

      VAR Decision: No Penalty Crystal Palace.
      29'

      free kick won

      Wataru Endo (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      27'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Ayew with a cross.
      26'

      free kick won

      Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      24'

      free kick won

      Kostas Tsimikas (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      23'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
      22'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      22'

      offside

      Offside, Liverpool. Kostas Tsimikas is caught offside.
      21'

      free kick won

      Ryan Gravenberch (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      16'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      16'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Ryan Gravenberch (Liverpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luis Díaz.
      16'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Dominik Szoboszlai (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold following a corner.
      15'

      corner

      Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Joel Ward.
      15'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Luis Díaz (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kostas Tsimikas.
      13'

      offside

      Offside, Liverpool. Darwin Núñez is caught offside.
      13'

      free kick won

      Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      12'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
      10'

      offside

      Offside, Liverpool. Darwin Núñez is caught offside.
      7'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      5'

      offside

      Offside, Liverpool. Luis Díaz is caught offside.
      3'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Kostas Tsimikas (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
      2'

      free kick won

      Luis Díaz (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

      Kick-Off

      lineup

      Lineups are announced and players are warming up.