Chukwuemeka Anoh | October 16, 2017
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Crystal Palace shocked champions Chelsea to end their losing streak after 7 games in the premier league this season without scoring a single goal and they won their first game at home.The Ivorian international Wilfried Zaha inspired the win with his electrifying performance after being sidelined with injury.
Crystal Palace took the lead in Selhurst Park when Yohan Cabaye collected a cross from Andros Townsend which was deflected in goal of Cesar Azpilicueta eleven minutes into the game scoring their first goal of the campaign.
The defending champions were leveled seven minutes later when Tiemoue Bakayoko headed in from a corner from Cesc Fabregas. Things started going ugly for the blues when Nigerian Victor Moses was forced off due to injury and replaced by Davide Zappacosta early in the first half.
Wifried Zaha scored the winning goal for the Eagles on the stroke of half time with a low finish that passed goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after former Liverpool man Sakho dispossessed Willian.
Chelsea almost made it level fifty minutes of the game but Fabregas 25 yard strike clipped the top of the woodwork.
Palace manager Roy Hodgson was impressed with his side display and his player’s confidence when they lost possession of the ball, their level of attacking and a well-organized play by the defenders help secure the win.


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