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Cardiff 2 Crystal Palace 3: Eagles Save Seagulls!

Cardiff City’s Stay In The Premier League Is Over! Highlights. Player Ratings. Manager Comments And Stats.

By: Marc Gingell

Eagles Down Battling Bluebirds And Save Seagulls!

Crystal Palace and Brighton are considered Premier League local rivals and that will continue next season thanks to Crystal Palace. With their Cardiff City Stadium win Crystal Palace condemned Cardiff back to the Championship. Not only that Brighton took six points off Crystal Palace. 

Match Details

4/5/2019 Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff City 2-3 Crystal Palace
KO:17:30 ATT: 32,133 Martin Kelly 31′ og Wilfried Zaha 28′
REF: M Oliver Bobby Reid 90′ Michy Batshuayi 39′
Andros Townsend 70′

Match Highlights

Player Ratings

Cardiff: Etheridge (6), Peltier (6), Morrison (7), Ecuele Manga (7), Bennett (6), Mendez-Laing (7), Gunnarsson (7), Camarasa (n/a), Murphy (7), Reid (7), D Ward (6).

Subs used: Bacuna (6), Zohore (6), Hoilett (6).

Crystal Palace: Guaita (7), Wan-Bissaka (7), Dann (7), Kelly (7), J Ward (7), Milivojevic (7), McArthur (7), Townsend (7), Zaha (8), Ayew (6), Batshuyai (7).

Subs used: Sako (5), Meyer (4), Kouyate (n/a).

Man of the match: Wilfried Zaha.

Opta Stats

  • Cardiff City have been relegated from the Premier League, becoming the only team to play in more than one Premier League season and be relegated in every single one (also relegated in 2013-14).
  • Crystal Palace have won 29 away Premier League points this season (W9 D2 L8) – only Man City, Liverpool and Spurs have won more.
  • Neil Warnock has suffered his third top-flight relegation, going down with three different teams in three different decades – Notts County in 1991-92, Sheffield United in 2006-07 and Cardiff City in 2018-19.
  • Crystal Palace striker Michy Batshuayi has ended on the winning side in all eight Premier League games in which he’s found the net; only Daniel Agger (9) and Chris Smalling (11) have scored in more games with a 100% record.
  • Only Jamie Vardy (10) and Harry Kane (11) have scored more away Premier League goals this season than Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha (9).
  • Crystal Palace defender Martin Kelly has scored each of their last two own-goals in the Premier League, scoring one today and against Chelsea in March 2018.


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