Crystal Palace's James McArthur, centre, celebrates scoring his side's late winner in the 2-1 victory over Watford.
Crystal Palace's James McArthur, centre, celebrates scoring his side's late winner in the 2-1 victory over Watford. Adam Davy

Late show helps Palace move out of EPL basement

CRYSTAL Palace have moved out of the English Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season after a dramatic late win over Watford at Selehurst Park.

Palace were trailing 1-0 with three minutes reamining when the Hornets' Tom Cleverly was sent off, opening the door for the home team.

They bashed it down with Bakary Sako scoring an 89th-minute equaliser and James McArthur side-footing home a stoppage-time winner.

The victory for Roy Hodgson's team extends their unbeaten run to six games and sees them climb above West Brom into 17th place in the table.

Palace had scored no goals and collected no points in their opening seven fixtures.

West Brom, West Ham and Swansea had the chance to climb above Palace with games overnight.

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was satisfied after his side bounced back from the weekend's loss at West Ham with a 3-1 success at Huddersfield to move level on points with Manchester United in second.

"A good win,” Conte told BT Sport.

"From the start we played good football.”

Goals came from Tiemoue Bakayoko,Willian and Pedro with Laurent Depoitre heading home a late consolation goal for the Terriers.

Ashley Barnes' 89th minute winner for Burnley took the Clarets up to fourth with a 1-0 win, although they can be overtaken, with Arsenal and Spurs in action overnight.



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