Bakary Sako scores as Crystal Palace edge West Bromwich Albion

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The Mali international was on target as the Eagles saw off their Premier League counterparts in the Hong Kong Stadium

Bakary Sako scored the winning goal in Crystal Palace’s 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League Asia Trophy on Saturday.

The Eagles bounced back from their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool with Luka Milivojević and Bakary Sako registering their names in the scorer's sheet in the first half of the encounter.

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Luka Milivojević opened scoring for the Frank de Boer’s men 11 minutes into the game before Sako doubled the lead with a deflected shot in the 43rd minute.

The 29-year-old midfielder was later replaced by Yohan Cabaye in the 60th minute as the Selhurst Park outfit ended their Asia tour on a winning note.

Ghana’s Jeffrey Schlupp was also on parade for Crystal Palace for 46 minutes before Patrick van Aanholt was brought on.

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