Jordan Ayew boosted Crystal Palace’s survival hopes at the expense of rivals Brighton as his second-half strike secured a 1-0 victory at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
Brighton registered 24 shots on goal – their highest tally in a Premier League game – but they paid the price for failing to convert them as Ayew notched his seventh goal of the season against the run of play to fire the Eagles to back-to-back league wins for the first time since December.
It means Brighton remain the only side in English football yet to win a game this calendar year, a run that has left the Seagulls hovering four points above the relegation zone ahead of Saturday’s other matches.
For Roy Hodgson, derby-day victory on his 100th Premier League game in charge of Palace lifts his side up to 12th in the Premier League, 12 points clear of the drop zone and with another season of top-flight football all-but secured.
Source: Sky Sports