Jordan Ayew scored his first goal in 43 games as he helped Crystal Palace produce one of the high-scoring football results of the midweek action in the Premier League. Wilfried Zaha gave the home side the perfect start when he opened the scoring in the second minute. James Ward-Prowse equalized in the 32nd minute before Armando Broja gave the visitors the lead in the 36th minute. Ayew then grabbed the equalizer to share the points.
Crystal Palace: Butland (6), Ward (6), Tomkins (7), Guehi (7), Mitchell (6), Gallagher (7), Hughes (7), Kouyate (7), Ayew (7), Edouard (7), Zaha (7).
Subs used: Benteke (6), Olise (6), Andersen (n/a).
Southampton: Caballero (6), Livramento (7), Salisu (6), Lyanco (7), Walker-Peters (7), Smallbone (6), Ward-Prowse (7), Diallo (6), Tella (6), Broja (8), Redmond (7).
Subs used: Long (6), Djenepo (6), Walcott (n/a).
Man of the match: Armando Broja
Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira: “At the end of the first half, we got punished by stopping playing after scoring the first goal. I think we were making too many touches, we were playing individually and not collectively and they started to build confidence. Then they scored those two goals and, in the first half, I think we played for 10 or 15 minutes.”
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl: “After not a very good start, it made it not easy for us. We then had a little bit of luck because we could have been two down and then it’s tougher to come back. But the reaction we showed afterward was brilliant. Prowse had a good moment to show his quality. Then the belief was there that we could get something here and we started playing football how we want to play.”
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