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89'
J. Fulton
Roque Mesa
85'
P. van Aanholt
A. Townsend
85'
Roque Mesa
Yellow Card
80'
Àngel Rangel
K. Naughton
77'
T. Carroll
Assist
77'
J. Ayew
Goal
76'
B. Sako
Y. Cabaye
66'
J. Ayew
L. Narsingh
62'
L. Milivojević
Yellow Card
59'
L. Milivojević
Penalty Goal
51'
J. McArthur
Yellow Card
34'
W. Zaha
Yellow Card
32'
F. Fernández
Yellow Card
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2
2
3

Stats

Possession
% %
3
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 5
Total Passes 594 336

Commentary

And there goes the full-time whistle! After a first-half in which neither side could break the deadlock, with Fabianski's stunning save the highlight, a fould by Fernandez on Loftus-Cheek in the box gave Palace a glorious opportunity, and Lilivojevic kept up his perfect record for the Eagles by sticking his penalty away, going straight down the middle. However, Ayew's sublime strike from distance restored parity and that is how it finished! At full-time it's 1-1 at the Liberty Stadium!
90' + 5' Clucas does really well to drive down the left and cross, which is deflected behind for a corner. The delivery is good, but the whistle goes and a free-kick goes Palace's way. That surely must be that now.
90' + 2' CHANCE! The ball is whipped in from Dyer on the right into the near post, but Speroni is again alert to clear it with Abraham lurking!
90' + 1' Can either side win it? There's FIVE minutes of stoppage time left to go.
90' There's a good battle down the touchline as Zaha and Fernandez go for the ball, but eventually Zaha is adjudged to have committed a foul. At the other end, Ayew wanted a free-kick on the edge of the box after being felled as he took his man on.
J. Fulton
Roque Mesa
Swansea City
89' It looks like another midfield injury for Swansea as Fulton replaces Mesa. Interesting that Sanches isn't the man coming on.
88' Mesa stays down and it looks like he may have to be replaced.
P. van Aanholt
A. Townsend
Crystal Palace
85' Townsend comes off for Van Aanholt, and Schlupp pushes forward while the former Sunderland man drops into left-back.
Roque Mesa
Yellow Card
Swansea City
85' Very cynical challenge from Mesa, and he picks up a yellow card for taking Sako out.
84' Ayew tries to make something happen on the edge of the area, but he just can't slide it into the box, and Zaha is away at the other end, but it just runs away from him as well.
81' Townsend makes a questionable decision in shooting from distance on the right when he had men in the middle, and it bounces and skips up into the grateful arms of Fabianski.
Àngel Rangel
K. Naughton
Swansea City
80' Naughton must have picked up an injury as Rangel comes on in his place.
79' MISS! Ayew is at it again! He cuts in from the left and curls a fizzing effort just a whisker wide of the far corner! The keeper was beaten!
T. Carroll
Assist
Swansea City
77' Carroll feeds Ayew well, but the forward has a lot to do before he finds the back of the net, but he did it superbly!
J. Ayew
Goal
Swansea City
77' GOAL!!! WHAT A STRIKE FROM AYEW! Out of nothing, Ayew takes his man on at the edge of the box, feints once, and then unleashes an unstoppable effort into the back of the net from range! What a hit! It's now 1-1 and Swasnea are level!
B. Sako
Y. Cabaye
Crystal Palace
76' Sako comes on for Cabaye in a positive change. It remains to be seen if Townsend simply drops into the right-wing role or if Hodgson changes formations.
75' Palace have a wonderful chance to counter-attack, but Loftus-Cheek's ball is cut out, but it's won back, only for Townsend to give it away cheaply again.
74' Swansea have had some wonderful deliveries from corners today, but the lack of ambition to attack the ball has wasted those opportunities.
72' BLOCK! Carroll hits a fierce effort into a wall of Palace shirts and it takes several wicked deflections before going up into the air and culminating in an easy catch for Speroni.
69' CHANCE! Zaha is fed on the left, checks inside and shoots, but his effort is tame and straight at Fabianski.
68' McArthur drives into the box from the right, but leaves the ball behind as he goes at his defender and it's a poor way to waste an opportunity.
J. Ayew
L. Narsingh
Swansea City
66' Narsingh is somewhat unfortunate to be the man hooked as Ayew comes on, but the hosts will hope that his fresh legs will give them more impetus going forward.
65' SAVE! Narsingh's ball finds its way through to Abraham, but Speroni is out well to deny Abraham at a tight angle! Good concentration from the Palace stopper, who hasn't had an awful lot to do.
L. Milivojević
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
62' Milivojevic lunges in and gets a yellow card. He's made a couple of hefty challenges and certainly warrants a booking.
61' MISS! Abraham drives into the box and works half a yard out of nothing, but it's just wide and over from a very tight angle!
L. Milivojević
Penalty Goal
Crystal Palace
59' GOAL! Milivojevic sticks the penalty away straight down the middle! That's a brave, cool penalty from the Serbian and he gets his fifth goal for the club - all five have been penalties!
58' PENALTY! Crystal Palace get a penalty as Loftus-Cheek jinks inside Fernandez and goes over an outstretched leg inside the box and the referee gives the penalty!
54' What a waste of a great position! Cabaye surges towards the edge of the box and tries to play a team-mate in, but it's a terrible pass and the attack fizzles out! He could have done any number of other things, but that was really poor.
J. McArthur
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
51' McArthur loses possession high up the field and then scythes down Dyer, who was charging into space. He gets a deserved yellow for a cynical foul.
49' Townsend does have a shot, this time from distance, but it's blocked away. No way through yet for either side.
48' Some quick feet and a lovely skill from Zaha sees Townsend with a little space on the left side of the box, but his cross is poor and Zaha can't get there.
46' Palace get the second half going again!
And there goes the whistle for the end of the first half! A half with plenty of endeavour but perhaps lacking in quality saw both sides look a little blunt in the final third. Fabianski's spectacular save from Townsend's top-corner-bound effort was the highlight of the half, while Palace had other good chances as Loftus-Cheek and Zaha narrowly missed the target. Swansea had a penalty appeal waved away when Narsingh goes down uner close attention from Schlupp, but they had few other chances to speak of. It's still 0-0 here at halft-time.
45' + 1' Cabaye plays a free-kick into the Zaha as the first-half draws to a close, but he cross is just a touch too high and Palace can't make the most of it. That looks like the end of the first half.
42' Mesa gets away with it as he opts not to clear the ball, getting himself backed into a corner, before deflecting his eventual clearance to Zaha! However, it doesn't quite settle for him and Swansea win it back - Fernandez clears this time.
41' MISS! Townsend drives down the left and squeezes it into the middle for Zaha, who takes it first time on the stretch, but it flashes just wide of the far post!
38' Abraham, Narsingh, and Clucas combine beautifully down the right to carve out a chance, which eventually goes out for a corner kick.
37' There's a very late, but correct, offside flag up against Zaha who tries to capitalise on a blocked shot. Odd from the linesman to delay his decision for so long.
W. Zaha
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
34' Zaha looks bewildered as he's shown a yellow card following that chacne as Swansea are awarded a free-kick It was possibly given as Zaha challenegd for the ball that was running away from him, but that would be harsh. He certainly didn't dive.
34' CHANCE! Zaha has to score, but can't finish off his good work! Milivojevic plays him in well, and he puts Fernandez on the floor with a great bit of skill, but the Swansea captain just manages to get his head to the ball and Zaha get a shot off from inside the box! 
F. Fernández
Yellow Card
Swansea City
32' Fernandez hauls Zaha to the ground as he tries to break away and gets a yellow card, which he knows is coming.
29' MISS! Zaha capitalises on a poor ball from Clucas before feeding Loftus-Cheek, who opens his body up and curls towards the far corner, but it's just a whisker wide!
27' Narsingh does excellently to nutmeg Schlupp and beat him, before whipping a good cross to the front post, but Dann manages to get it away from Abraham and Palace get away with it.
26' Fabianski makes a good catch from a deep Palace free-kick towards the back stick. The Eagles certainly don't lack for height in the box from set-pieces, so it was an important intervention.
25' Dyer gets another good chance as he takse the ball down well on the byline, but his low pull-back is poor and is easily dealt with. Frustration for Swansea in the box as it isn't quite clicking.
24' Dyer tries to whip the ball in from the left, but his right-footed cross is just behind Abraham, and Palace clear away.
21' Clucas makes a good run and is found in the box, knocking it down for Abraham, whose eventual shot is blocked away. Better from Swansea, who are growing into the game.
18' Olsson is seeing plenty of the ball down the left-hand side and whips in several dangerous crosses. Tomkins and Dann deal with them capably, but it looks like a good avenue for the hosts.
15' Dyer sprints down the left touchline and keeps the ball well despite the efforts of McArthur and Kelly to nick it back. Good pace from the winger.
12' NO PENALTY! Narisingh delays his shot in the box and goes down under the close attention of Schlupp, but the referee waves play on despite the vigorous appeals for a penalty!
10' SAVE! WHAT A SAVE! Townsend is fed on the left and cuts inside onto his weaker right foot, but he unleashes an absolute scorcher towards the top corner, but Fabianski somehow pulls out a spectacular flying save to tip the ball over for a corner!
7' Abraham does really well to wriggle past several markers down the right as he drifts from his central position, but there's nobody in the middle to meet his cross! There needed to be more belief and desire there. 
6' Carroll tries to keep Swansea moving forward with a ball into Dyer, but it's a poor one and the winger can't quite get it under control. Both teams look like they fancy their chances here early on.
3' SAVE! Dann gets a free header as he towers over Clucas from a corner, but Fabianski is down well to hold the Palace skipper's header at goal.
2' A heavy early challenge from Milivojevic is punished only by a free-kick, and Speroni does well to eventually deal with the resulting delivery.
1' And we're off at the Liberty stadium as Swansea get the ball rolling at the start of the first half!
Palace scored their first away Premier League goals of the season in their 3-0 win at Leicester last time out. A win here would give them back-to-back away victories for the first time since April.
Roy Hodgson's side will most likely continue to look to in-form Wilfried Zaha for inspiration in the Belgian's absence. In the Premier League in 2017, Palace have a 40% win ratio when Zaha starts (12 wins in 30 games), but have lost all eight games in which he hasn't started.
Thankfully for Swansea, Crystal Palace will be lacking some of their own firepower without Benteke, who has a good record at the at Liberty Stadium, having had a hand in five goals in four previous Premier League appearances here (three goals, two assists), including a goal and an assist in last season's 5-4 defeat.
The root of the hosts' scarcity of goals is easy to trace, as they have only managed 36 shots on target so far this season, an average of just two per game. 
However, the Welsh side need to show more firepower than they have done recently if they are to replicate that performance, as only two teams in the history of the Premier League have scored fewer goals from their opening 18 games of the season than Swansea have this term (10) - Everton (9) in 2005-06 and Derby County (8) in 2007-08.
Nine of the aforementioned 12 goals came in this fixture last term when Crystal Palace lost 5-4 here, one of just four instances of a side scoring four in a Premier League away game and losing.
As a result, the relegation battlers could come out swinging, and replicate the end-to-end games we saw between these two clubs last season, where a total of 12 goals were scored - the highest in the league that year. The Welsh club have also only lost once at home to Palace in their entire history (W6 D6 L1), losing 3-1 in the Championship in March 2009.
The Swans, however, have lost five of their last seven, claiming just one win in that time - a scrappy 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers West Brom.
Visitors Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last seven games (W3 D4), and have climbed to 14th in the league after spending the vast majority of the beginning of the season rooted to the foot of the table. 
Rock-bottom Swansea City - under new caretaker manager Leon Britton for the first time - are in desperate need of points today, and they come up against a side whose unlikely revival they will be hoping to mirror. 
Just the one change for Crystal Palace, as Christian Benteke is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season. However, midfielder Luka Milivojevic returns from his own ban, and replaces the Belgian in the starting line-up. Jason Puncheon is named on the bench despite being charged with possession of an offensive weapon and assault. Joel Ward remains unavailable due to a groin issue.
Wayne Routledge and Kyle Bartley have both recovered from injuries, but there is no place in the squad for either of them today. 
Swansea make two enforced changes due to injury, with Leroy Fer (back) and Wilfried Bony (hamstring) both dropping out. Club-record signing Sam Clucas and Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham, respectively, replace them. 
Crystal Palace substitutes: Van Aanholt, Hennessey, Souare, Fosu-Mensah, Sako, Puncheon, Riedewald
Crystal Palace XI (4-4-2): Speroni; Schlupp, Dann, Tomkins, Kelly; Loftus-Cheek, Milivojevic, Cabaye, McArthur; Zaha, Townsend
Swansea City substitutes: Van der Hoorn, Nordfeldt, Ayew, Rangel, Sanches, Fulton, McBurnie
Swansea City XI (4-3-3): Fabianski; Olsson, Mawson, Fernandez, Naughton; Clucas, Mesa, Carroll; Narsingh, Abraham, Dyer
The line-ups have been announced, and we'll begin with the home side.
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