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Schlupp has decisive impact to fire 10-man Palace up to fifth

Crystal Palace 1 Bournemouth 0

Jeffrey Schlupp
Jeffrey Schlupp

By George Sessions

Jeffrey Schlupp's strike 14 minutes from time helped Crystal Palace's 10 men earn a 1-0 win over Bournemouth and temporarily move up to fifth in the Premier League.

Roy Hodgson's side played 71 minutes with a numerical disadvantage after Mamadou Sakho was sent off for a rash tackle, but their makeshift back four produced a dogged display to make it back-to-back victories.

Eddie Howe saw Bournemouth's poor run of form continue, with the Cherries struggling to create chances throughout at Selhurst Park, and they are now on a run of four straight defeats.

This was the first Premier League fixture to be broadcast live on Amazon Prime and both teams forced corners during the opening 10 minutes of the 7.30pm kick-off.

After 19 minutes, Sakho - on his second league start of the season - recklessly slid in on Adam Smith and caught the Cherries full-back high on the knee, which saw referee Anthony Taylor pull out a red card.

But with 14 minutes to go, Schlupp raced past Jefferson Lerma and Dominic Solanke before dribbling into the area and rifling home.

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