Crystal Palace moved up to fifth in the Premier League as Jeffrey Schlupp’s second-half strike earned a 1-0 win over struggling Bournemouth.
Jeffrey Schlupp’s strike proved decisive as 10-man Crystal Palace defeated Bournemouth 1-0 to rise up to fifth in the Premier League.
Palace’s night seemed to be going from bad to worse when, after Mamadou Sakho received a straight red card for a high lunge on Adam Smith in the 20th minute, the Eagles lost Patrick van Aanholt to injury.
But Van Aanholt’s replacement Schlupp – who scored in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Burnley – was ultimately the difference, as he struck home at the culmination of a fine run in the 76th minute.
Aaron Ramsdale should have done better with Schlupp’s shot, though Bournemouth’s goalkeeper made a vital stop from James McArthur’s long-range effort to keep the Cherries in contention.
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While Palace are up to fifth, Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth have won just one match in nine league games, losing four on the spin.