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Crystal Palace Come From Behind To Win Wolverhampton Wanderers

Crystal Palace have come from behind to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 at Selhurst Park this evening.

Second-half goals from dynamic duo Eberechi Eze and Wilfried Zaha were enough to fire the Eagles into the top half of the table, cancelling out Adama Traore’s opener for the struggling visitors.

The victory continued a trend for Patrick Vieira’s side this season, with all three of their Premier League wins in 2022-23 having now come in games in which they have gone behind.

Traore got the visitors’ goal with a header from Hugo Bueno’s cross just after the half-hour mark, ending Wolves’ longest-ever drought away from home in the Premier League in the process, and caretaker boss Steve Davis may have felt that his side should have been further ahead at the break.

Diego Costa came agonisingly close to opening his account for the club early on, while Ruben Neves clattered an effort against the post right on the stroke of half time.

Palace also hit the post themselves in the first half, Cheick Doucoure being denied by the upright moments before Costa’s chance at the other end, but it was not until the second half that they began to produce close to their best football.

Predictably, it was Eze and Zaha who inspired them to all three points, with the former restoring parity just one minute into the second half when he nodded home Michael Olise’s cross at the back post.

Eze was involved in the winner too, releasing Odsonne Edouard down the left channel before the striker’s perfectly-weighted pass inside took Max Kilman out of the game and allowed Zaha to slam the decisive goal past the keeper from inside the area.

The goal was Zaha’s fifth already this season – the same number that Wolves as a whole team have managed – and also his 14th in the Premier League this calendar year, already a career-best tally.

Wolves pushed for a winner late on, with Neves coming close and Nathan Collins having his blushes spared by an offside flag after missing a sitter.

However, the visitors were condemned to a fourth defeat in their last five outings as they remain 17th in the Premier League table, just one point clear of danger.

Wolves remain winless on the road since March – a run which now stretches to 10 games – while they have lost each of their last four meetings with Palace.

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