Football: Palace out of bottom three, West Brom lose again - Whisper Eye

Football: Palace out of bottom three, West Brom lose again

On another important day at the bottom of the Premier League, Crystal Palace were the big winners as they beat fellow stragglers Huddersfield to climb out of the relegation zone.

Luka Milivojevic’s second-half penalty sealed a vital 2-0 win for Palace.

Their first victory in eight matches lifts them up to 16th in the table, two points clear of the bottom three.

Huddersfield are one point above Roy Hodgson’s side in 15th, with Southampton slipping down into danger and 18th place. Saints play at Wigan in the FA Cup on Sunday.

There was also more suffering for West Brom. They ended up losing 2-1 at Bournemouth on the south coast, having gone ahead through Jay Rodrguez’s strike just after the break.

Jordon Ibe levelled the scores with 13 minutes to play, and Junior Stanislas’ free-kick stole all three points for the Cherries in the 89th minute.

Alan Pardew’s side remain bottom of the table, now 10 points short of safety with just seven matches left.

Meanwhile, fellow strugglers Stoke stay 19th after a 2-1 defeat at home to Everton.

There was wind, snow and brilliant sunshine as a record attendance of 30,022 at the Bet365 Stadium saw the Potters lose out to Cenk Tosun’s second-half double

Finally, it was the Mohamed Salah show as the forward scored four goals in Liverpool’s 5-0 against Watford.

Earlier on Saturday, Spurs booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a dominant 3-0 victory at Swansea.

And on Sunday there are two last-eight ties .

League One Wigan play Southampton at 13:30, before Leicester host Chelsea at 16:30.

 

 

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