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Fulham v Crystal Palace Live Commentary, 24/10/2020

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T. Cairney (90+5)
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W. Zaha (63)
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That's all for today, goodbye! 
Fulham stay rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table as their winless run in the competition continues. They are now without a win in six league games and Parker will be hoping they can change that next time out against West Brom. Palace end their own three-match winless run and move up to sixth with that win. Their attention now turns to the game against Wolves next weekend.
Palace return to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Fulham. Riedewald scored his first Premier League goal to give them the lead early on when he slotted his shot past Areola. Zaha then doubled the lead in the second half when he tapped in Batshuayi's cross from close range. Kamara, who came off the bench for Fulham, was then sent off after a VAR check for a bad foul on Eze before Cairney scored a consolation with a brilliant long-range strike.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: FULHAM 1-2 CRYSTAL PALACE! 
Guaita
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
90' + 7' Guaita is shown a yellow card for time-wasting.
H. Reed
Assist
Fulham
90' + 5' Reed has time to turn on the ball before getting his head up and spotting Cairney in space to his left to set up the goal.
T. Cairney
Goal
Fulham
90' + 5' CAIRNEY SCORES! It's a great goal from the Fulham captain as he fires his shot on goal from just outside the box. The Palace defenders don't get back in time to stop it and it rises over Guaita's outstretched hand and into the top-left corner. 2-1!
90' + 4' Kamara is the first Fulham player to be shown a red card in the Premier League since Anguissa was sent off against Manchester United in December 2018.
90' + 2' OFFSIDE! Van Aanholt squares a cross into the middle of the box for Zaha and his first shot is smothered by Areola, but he taps it in on the second time of asking. He was offside in the build-up though and it won't count as the flag goes up.
90' Zaha lifts a good cross into the far side of the box from the right and he picks out Eze at the far post. He cuts back onto his right foot and fires a low shot towards goal, but it's a comfortable save for Guaita.
A. Kamara
Red Card
Fulham
88' FULHAM ARE DOWN TO 10 MEN! Graham Scott has a long look at Kamara's challenge on Eze on the monitor before going back over to the player and upgrades the yellow to a red and Fulham will have to play the last few minutes with 10 men.
87' Kamara was shown a yellow card for a late challenge on Eze from behind and VAR is having a look at it. They've advised the referee to go over to the monitor and have a look to see if he should be sent off.
M. Sakho
J. Riedewald
Crystal Palace
85' Riedewald is now coming off after getting that injury earlier and Sakho comes on in his place.
83' Kouyate starts the move on the edge of his own box and carries on down the right after playing it to Batshuayi. The forward tries to play the return pass to him. but it's cut out by Reed.
81' Riedewald has gone down holding his knee and the medical team have gone across to give him some treatment. Hodgson had Benteke ready to come on, but it looks like that might change if the midfielder has to go off. 
H. Reed
M. Lemina
Fulham
79' Final roll of the dice from Parker now as he brings on Reed for Lemina.
78' Batshuayi isn't picked up as he cuts inside from the right, so he decides to have a go from distance. It's straight at Areola though and the keeper holds onto it in the middle of the goal.
E. Eze
J. Schlupp
Crystal Palace
76' Eze is coming on for Palace now and he replaces Schlupp.
B. De Cordova-Reid
R. Loftus-Cheek
Fulham
73' Second change for Fulham now and Loftus-Cheek is making way for De Cordova-Reid. 
P. van Aanholt
N. Clyne
Crystal Palace
72' Palace are making their first change now as Van Aanholt comes on for Clyne.
71' GOOD SAVE! Mitchell cuts into the box from the left and, despite the tight angle, he decides to have a shot. He keeps his shot low as he drills it to the near post, but Areola makes a good stop with his foot.
70' Fulham are asking for a penalty after Cairney goes to ground in the box, but the referee is having none of it. A couple of Palace defenders tried to stick out a foot to nick the ball off him, but he went down quite easily.
68' Guaita's goal-kick is cut out by Kamara in midfield and he picks out Lookman ahead of him. He makes a good run through the middle, but slices at his shot and sends it wide of the near post.
A. Kamara
A. Zambo Anguissa
Fulham
66' Fulham are making their first change of the game following that goal and Kamara is coming on to replace Anguissa.
65' Zaha crashed into the post just after he scored the goal so he's stayed down and is receiving some treatment on his leg now. He's quickly back to his feet and it looks like he's going to be able to carry on.
M. Batshuayi
Assist
Crystal Palace
63' Batshuayi's cross is played in front of three Fulham defenders who are scared to touch it in case of scoring an own goal and it's on a plate for Zaha at the far post.
W. Zaha
Goal
Crystal Palace
63' ZAHA SCORES! It's a good counter-attack from Palace, who are allowed way too much room from Fulham. Batshuayi squares the ball across to the far post and Zaha slides onto it to score an easy tap-in from close range. 2-0 Palace! 
62' Cairney pulls away from Dann on the right and touches the ball into Lookman's path on the edge of the box. He sets himself to take a shot but Kouyate gets back quickly to knock it away from him.
60' Cairney finds himself in a pocket of space on the edge of the box when he gets the ball from Robinson and he decides to have a go. He curls his effort around Dann, but it's straight at Guaita who holds onto it.
58' CHANCE! Cairney swings a free-kick into the box from the left and he picks out Mitrovic's run at the far post. He rises above Dann and heads his effort towards goal, but it sails high over the crossbar.
56' Palace have a free-kick on the left and Townsend swings a good cross into the far post. Mitchell pulls away from his defender to run onto it, but it's just over his head and bounces out of play.
54' Guaita goes long with his goal-kick and Schlupp flicks it onto Zaha on the right. He cuts into the box and decides to have a go from a tight angle near the byline, but it's just over the crossbar at the far post.
52' Palace are struggling to get out of their own half at the moment as Fulham continue to press high upfield. Loftus-Cheek plays a throughball into Aina, but the flag goes up against him as he swings a cross into the box.
50' Cairney swings a cross into the box from a corner and Batshuayi dives towards it to clear it at the near post. He doesn't make contact, but almost catches Guaita out, but he holds onto it on the second attempt.
48' Aina makes a driving run forward down the right and squares his cross first time into the box. He's looking for Mitrovic in the middle, but the ball is intercepted by Kouyate and cleared.
46' Palace get us back underway for the second half!
Palace created a couple of good chances for themselves in the first half and Hodgson will be expecting them to do more of the same when they come out for the second half. As for Fulham, they've looked dangerous going forward, but they need to be more clinical if they want to get back into this game.
Crystal Palace take a 1-0 lead into half-time over Fulham. Riedewald opened the scoring just eight minutes in when he got on the end of Zaha's throughball and slotted the ball past Areola for his first Premier League goal. Batshuayi also had the ball in the back of the net, but it was disallowed for offside. Lookman has looked dangerous for Fulham at the other end, forcing Guaita into a save and seeing a shot rebound off the inside of the post.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: FULHAM 0-1 CRYSTAL PALACE.
45' + 2' CLOSE! Palace have a free-kick just outside the box and Milivojevic is standing over it. He curls his effort up and over the wall towards the top-left corner, but his effort is just over the target.
45' Palace haven't lost when scoring first in a Premier League match since January 2019 vs Liverpool (W19 D5) since.
43' Nobody picks up Aina's run down the left and he puts an early cross into the box for Mitrovic. He ends up overhitting it though and Guaita comes off his line to collect it.
41' All of Palace's possession is in their own half at the moment and they're struggling to get forward. Milivojevic makes a driving run into midfield, but his pass out to Schlupp on the left is cut out and Fulham are on the attack.
39' Mitrovic's frustration is starting to show as he loses the ball again. Cairney squares a cross to him on the edge of the box, but he has no room to turn into as Kouyate is right behind him and nicks it off him.
37' Robinson finds himself in space on the left again, but he only has Mitrovic to aim for in the box. He has two defenders staying tight to him and Dann heads the ball away from danger.
35' Loftus-Cheek wins Fulham a free-kick on the right wing and Cairney goes across to take it. He swings a good cross into the middle and picks out Anguissa, but he sends his header over the bar.
33' Aguissa squares the ball to Lookman on the edge of the box and it looks like he's going to hit a shot first time, but changes his mind. He takes too long to decide what to do and Riedewald nicks it off him.
31' SAVE! Zaha does well to squeeze his cross back across the box from the byline under pressure from Aina and he picks out Batshuayi. He touches a shot towards goal, but Areola gets down quick to block it.
29' OFFSIDE! Mitchell plays a good low cross into the box and picks out Batshuayi and his first-time shot is stopped by Areola. The goalkeeper parries it back into play and the striker scores the rebound, but the flag goes up against him.
28' Aina has space to run into down the right, but eventually, two Palace defenders come across to him. He goes to ground when he tries to go past them, but the referee doesn't give the free-kick he asks for.
26' OFF THE POST! Cairney cuts the ball back to Lookman on the left of the box and he takes a touch before drilling another low shot across goal. He's beaten Guaita but his effort bounces back off the inside of the far post.
24' Fulham are pushing forward down the right again through Aina, but they're struggling to find a way in behind Palace. The right-back picks out Mitrovic, but he turns straight into trouble and Kouyate nick it off him.
22' GREAT CHANCE! Townsend finds himself in space on the right again and he whips a great cross into the middle of the box. Zaha is the only person in the area and he flicks on the header, but he sends it wide of the far post.
21' Palace look much more confident on the ball as they patiently move upfield and get in behind Fulham. Townsend swings a good cross into the box, but he can't pick out a team-mate in the middle.
19' Zaha plays a one-two with Schlupp as he drifts into the box from the left and creates some space for himself. He's looking to catch Areola out at his near post, but the keeper rushes off his line to smother it and put it out for a corner.
17' Fulham have a free-kick on the left wing and Cairney pulls it back for Lookman. He drills a low shot across goal from the edge of the box, but it's wide of the far post.
16' Palace have scored twice in the Premier League in the opening 10 minutes of games this season, having never done so last season.
14' SAVE! Robinson picks out Mitrovic with his cross and the striker cushions the ball down for Lookman to run onto. He's at a tight angle on the left of the box, but he drills a shot on goal and Guaita gets fingertips to it to tip it onto the post.
12' Palace make a quick break upfield following Fulham's recent attack and Batshuayi leads the way through the middle. He's forced wide to the left of the box by Adarabioyo and then the defender blocks his shot.
10' Fulham are moving it upfield quickly as they look to get back on level terms. Cairney's cross runs all the way through to Robinson on the left and he tries to cut it back to Lookman on the edge of the box, but it's behind him.
W. Zaha
Assist
Crystal Palace
8' Zaha had a shot saved by Areola at the near post but the home side didn't clear their lines and Palace keep hold of it. When it comes back to Zaha on the edge of the box, he spots Riedewald and plays a good throughball into him.
J. Riedewald
Goal
Crystal Palace
8' PALACE LEAD! It's their first time getting into Fulham's box in the game and Riedewald has found the back of the net. He makes a driving run through the middle of the box and Zaha picks him out. He coolly slots his shot past the keeper to score the opener. 1-0 Palace!
6' Aina gets into a good position high on the right and he swings a cross into the box. Mitrovic has made a run to the near post so he misses it, but it runs through to Robinson on the left. He puts a deep cross back in, but it goes straight out of play.
4' Fulham have made a bright start to the game and are keeping possession well. All of the Palace players are sitting deep in their own half, but have barely been able to get a touch on the ball yet.
2' Cairney plays the corner short to Lookman on the right and he gets away from Milivojevic on the edge of the box to curl an effort on goal. It's on target, but Dann gets across to make a block.
1' Mitrovic gets the game underway for Fulham! 
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away.
Palace have failed to score in six of their last seven away games in all competitions (W1 D1 L5), with the only exception in that run being a 3-1 win at Manchester United.
Roy Hodgson makes three changes to his team after their draw with Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday. Clyne makes his first start since returning to the club, with Dann and Milivojevic also coming in. They replace Joel Ward, James McArthur and Gary Cahill, who was injured in that game, who aren't in the squad.
Scott Parker makes just one change to his side after their draw with Sheffield United last weekend. He brings Lemina into the starting line-up, in place of Ivan Cavaleiro.
CRYSTAL PALACE SUBS: Mamadou Sakho, Eberechi Eze, Christian Benteke, Patrick van Aanholt, Martin Kelly, Stephen Henderson, Max Meyer.
CRYSTAL PALACE STARTING XI (4-4-2): Vicente Guaita; Nathaniel Clyne, Scott Dann, Cheikhou Kouyate, Tyrick Mitchell; Andros Townsend, Luka Milivojevic, Jairo Riedewald, Jeffrey Schlupp; Michy Batshuayi, Wilfried Zaha.
FULHAM SUBS: Marek Rodak, Joe Bryan, Bobby De Cordova-Reid, Deni Odoi, Harrison Reed, Aboubakar Kamara, Maxime Le Marchand.
FULHAM STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Alphonse Areola; Ola Aina, Tosin Adarabioyo, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson; Mario Lemino, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa; Tom Cairney, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ademola Lookman; Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Fulham picked up their first point of the season last time out when they drew 1-1 with Sheffield United, which ended a four-match losing run since their return to the Premier League. They face a Palace side who are winless in their last three games (D1 L2) after they won their opening two matches of the campaign.
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