Schlupp and Zaha give ‘clinical’ Palace 2-0 win

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Fine goals by Jeffrey Schlupp and Wilfried Zaha helped Crystal Palace to a 2-0 win at Fulham in a lively Premier League match at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

The home side had to endure a disappointing return to the top flight from the Championship.

Ghanaian midfielder Schlupp struck against the run of play in the 41st minute with a fierce shot from a tight angle.

Zaha sealed the win in the closing stages when he rounded Fulham goalkeeper Fabri and slotted the ball into an empty net.

Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey made a string of good saves in the opening half, twice denying Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

He had also kept out a long-range shot from right back Cyrus Christie.
The visitors had the upper hand after the break.

Zaha saw his close-range volley kept out by Fabri on the hour, but the livewire Ivorian forward made no mistake in the 79th minute after a defence-splitting pass by Aaron-Wan Bissaka.