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Palace lose it late

January 3 2017

Wilfried Zaha (Photo: Ramzi Musallam)

Wilfried Zaha (Photo: Ramzi Musallam)

Crystal Palace conceded a very late goal to lose 2-1 at home to relegation rivals Swansea City.

Just as it looked like the Eagles had salvaged a much-needed point after Wilfried Zaha's impressive equaliser, Swansea netted a dramatic winner with just two minutes remaining.

New Eagles boss Sam Allardyce now has an immense job on his hands to get a Palace side that's severely lacking confidence back firing again.

Swansea were the only side that looked likely to score in the first half and Palace's only chance of note was a penalty claim when Christian Benteke tangled with keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

And they conceded yet another set-piece on 42 minutes after Gylfi Sigurdsson's cross was nodded in by an unmarked Alfie Mawson.

An injured Benteke was replaced at half-time by Fraizer Campbell and Andros Townsend was swapped for Bakary Sako shortly after and Palace showed much more urgency.

A Sako free-kick was pushed over by Fabianski and Palace then drew level in the 83rd minute with a brilliant scissor-kick goal from Zaha who dispatched Martin Kelly's cross.

Substitute Leroy Fer then dissected the Eagles defence with an inch-perfect ball over the top and Angel Rangel rounded Wayne Hennessey to break Palace's hearts and give Swansea maximum points.

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