Wednesday 19 June, 2019

EPL: Palace remain in danger; Tottenham win 2-1 at Stoke

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha, right, scores his side's second goal of the game during the English Premier League football match against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England. Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha, right, scores his side's second goal of the game during the English Premier League football match against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England. Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Bournemouth twice recovered from a losing position to secure a 2-2 draw at home to Crystal Palace at the Vitality Stadium in the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday after substitute Joshua King's 89th-minute goal.

The visitors had twice led through second-half finishes from Luka Milivojevic and Wilfried Zaha, but King's late goal for midtable Bournemouth denied Palace the crucial victory that would have taken them five points clear of the bottom three.

Like King, fellow Bournemouth substitute Lys Mousset had earlier scored with one of his first touches after his introduction. Between them they ensured Palace remains 17th and at threat of relegation from the Premier League.

Over at the bet365 Stadium , Christian Eriksen scored twice as Tottenham edged closer to securing a return to the Champions League by beating Stoke 2-1.

Eriksen broke the deadlock in the second half before scoring direct from a free kick which appeared to just evade Harry Kane's head, preventing the Tottenham striker from claiming a 36th goal of the season and moving four behind league leading scorer Mohamed Salah.

In between, Stoke levelled through Mame Diouf, but the loss meant they are four points from safety with five games to go.

Holding the fourth Champions League place, Tottenham moved 11 points ahead of Chelsea, which plays West Ham on Sunday.

 

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