Premier League: Eze scores for Palace, compounds Wolves’ woes


Nigerian and Crystal Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze continued his excellent debut season in the Premier League and added to Wolves’ troubles with the only goal at Selhurst Park.

The £19.5m signing from QPR settled a poor game with a thumping finish, his third league goal since making the step up last summer.

In a match of few chances, Willian Jose – in his first start for Wolves since joining on loan from Real Sociedad – was twice denied by Palace keeper Vicente Guaita.

Wilfried Zaha almost made it 2-0 when he hit the crossbar on the counter-attack.

The win lifted Palace above Wolves, who dropped to 14th in the table and are without a win in eight league games.

This was a timely win for Roy Hodgson’s side, who had taken one point from their previous three league games since beating Sheffield United on January 2.

Eze also scored in that game and the 22-year-old continues to be one of the big success stories of the season at Palace.

After Jordan Ayew had rolled the ball into his path, Eze drilled past Rui Patricio to inject some much-needed life into a match which had been a dreadful spectacle.

Michy Batshuayi and Nathaniel Clyne both went close but the first half ended with neither keeper having to make a save.

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