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C. Coady
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W. Zaha
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J. Ward
N. Clyne
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M. Kilman
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E. Eze
J. Ayew
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47% 52%
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Shots On Target 2 4
Total Passes 518 560
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Commentary

That's all for now though, goodbye!
Palace remain in 13th despite the win, while Wolves also stay in 14th.
Crystal Palace emerge victorious after a tight game against Wolves. The first half was a drab affair, as both sides showed plenty of caution in attack. Nevertheless, when Batshuayi blazed over from close range just before the break, the hosts could have felt aggrieved to go in level. This just seemed to spur Palace on though, and they took the lead early in the second half through Eze's inspired finish from 18 yards. From there, Wolves began to push forward more aggressively, but Palace held firm to secure a precious win and end a difficult run of form.    
90' + 4' FULL TIME: Crystal Palace 1-0 Wolves
90' + 2' Traore hangs in a deep cross that's glanced clear by Kouyate.
90' + 1' Three minutes of stoppage time are added as Wolves continue to desperately hunt for a leveler.     
C. Coady
Yellow Card
90' Coady is also booked after that scrap.
W. Zaha
Yellow Card
90' The tension in this game is boiling over as Zaha and Coady scream at each other after the Wolves defender fouled the Palace man. Zaha earns a yellow for his part in the scuffle.  
89' Neto gets to the byline and slams in a dangerous cross, but Kouyate does brilliantly to hook it away from danger under serious pressure.
87' Palace are doing an excellent job of keeping possession inside the Wolves half, as they look to safely close out a precious win.  
J. Ward
N. Clyne
85' Cyne makes way to be replaced by Ward.
M. Kilman
Yellow Card
84' Kilman is booked after clumsily tripping Zaha.
84' Semedo spins on the edge of the box and lashes a shot at the near post that Guaita calmly gathers. 
82' Ayew yelps for a penalty after brushing past Boly, but the referee waves play on.
80' Great save Guaita! Willian Jose powerfully heads Neto's corner into the ground from close range, but Guaita instinctively blocks it to safety!
A. Townsend
M. Batshuayi
79' Batshuayi is replaced by Townsend as Palace look to secure their slender lead.
Fábio Silva
João Moutinho
78' Wolves replace a midfielder with an attacker as Moutinho makes way for Fabio Silva.
77' Wolves have still only managed three shots from his inside the box today and they'll need to carry much more of an incisive threat if they're to find an equaliser.  
75' Traore has been excellent since coming on, and he forces another corner after jinking past Van Aanholt. Neto's delivery, however, is hacked clear by Riedewald.   
73' Zaha hits the bar! Palace hit Wolves with a rapid counter-attack from a corner, and Batshuayi leads a two-on-one before slipping Zaha in behind, where the attacker shimmies past Semedo and hits a powerful shot against the bar from eight yards!
72' Palace are beginning to drop deeper as they look to contain Wolves' growing threat.
70' Neto darts inside from the right flank, before drilling a tame shot straight at Guaita.  
Vitinha
Daniel Podence
68' Wolves switch things up again as Podence makes way for Vitinha. 
67' Palace win a promising free-kick on the edge of the box, but Milivojevic curls it harmlessly into the grasp of Patricio.   
65' Traore quickly bursts past Van Aanholt before running it out of play, but Wolves will be bullish about that show of intent.
Adama Traoré
K. Hoever
63' Wolves immediately replace Hoever with Traore as they search for a way back into this game.
62' Well, Palace have been more attacking in this half and it's paid off! Now Wolves will be forced to aggressively search for an equaliser and it could open up the game even further!
J. Ayew
Assist
60' It was a neat pass from Ayew, but surely even he didn't expect that finish from Eze!
E. Eze
Goal
60' EZE! 1-0 PALACE! It's a brilliant strike from Eze, who receives a pass on the edge of the area, before advancing towards Boly and slamming a powerful, low shot through Patricio and in!
58' The game finally starts to open up as Palace hit Wolves on the break, before Batshuayi is brilliantly tackled by Boly inside the box.  
56' Chance for Willian Jose! Hoever makes a daring run on the overlap, before whipping in a devious cross that Willian Jose diverts at goal, only for Guaita to tip it over the bar!
55' A long passing move from the hosts culminates with Zaha blazing a speculative effort high and wide from 25 yards.   
52' Palace are attempting to apply some pressure on Wolves at the start of the half, but the away side look comfortable sitting deep and absorbing attacks.    
50' Coady surrenders possession in a dangerous area to Riedewald, but the midfielder can't pick out anyone in support and the counter-attack grinds to a halt.
48' Palace show some early intent as Ayew slaloms into the box, before drilling a cross against Kilman and away for a throw-in.
46' Palace get the second 45 underway.
J. Riedewald
J. McCarthy
46' McCarthy is replaced by Riedewald in midfield after that injury before half time.
Unless Palace or Wolves show more adventure in attack, this game could easily be decided by a single goal.
It's 0-0 at half time between Crystal Palace and Wolves. In a half of few chances, it was the defences who dominated as both teams approached the opening stages with caution. However, the hosts will be disappointed not to be ahead after Batshuayi blasted a huge chance over from close range. Aside from that moment, shots have been sparse and Wolves, in particular, have rarely threatened.
45' + 2' HALF TIME: Crystal Palace 0-0 Wolves
45' + 1' Two minutes of stoppage time are added.   
44' McCarthy has picked up a muscle injury and it looks like he'll need to be replaced. 
43' Huge opportunity for Batshuayi! Van Aanholt beats Hoever and gets to the byline, where his cut back is hit against Boly and into the path of Batshuayi who wastefully blasts a half-volley into the stand from close range!
41' Semedo makes an adventurous run down the left flank to latch onto a clever pass from Hoever, but he's called back for offside.  
39' Ayew clips a long diagonal into the box, but again Kilman nods it away under no pressure. Both sides appear to be running out of ideas as we approach the interval.  
37' Eze curls in Palace's first corner of the game, but Boly comfortably heads it clear.  
35' Palace cry out for a penalty after Zaha goes down under the challenge of Coady in the area! It looked like a strong appeal, as the attacker had managed to wriggle past the Wolves man, but the referee confidently waves play on and VAR doesn't intervene.  
33' Semedo cuts inside and skims in a dangerous cross that flicks off Dann and just beyond the run of Dendoncker. If that had fallen to the midfielder it would have been a huge chance!
31' Semedo and Podence work a deft interchange on the edge of the box, but Podence's resulting cross flashes over Willian Jose. The away side are just starting to a look more fluent in attack though.
29' Wolves win their first corner of the game, but Moutinho's delivery evades everyone in the box and drifts away for a throw-in.
27' Milivojevic is down after a heavy challenge from Moutinho, but he should be fine to continue.
25' Wolves have yet to muster a shot so far, underlining just how hesitant they've been to push forward.
23' Both teams are attacking with caution right now; they're committing very few players forward and look more concerned about remaining secure defensively.
21' Neto beats McCarthy to a loose ball and runs at the Palace defence, but he lacks options in support and is forced to pass it back towards the halfway line. 
19' Eze skips past Moutinho near the centre-circle and drives toward goal before Dendoncker recovers to poke it away from him.
17' Van Aanholt is fine to continue after a brief delay.
15' Van Aanholt goes down off the ball after clearing it away from Neto, and it looks like he'll need treatment.
13' It's been a tight start between two sides that are struggling for confidence currently, but the hosts have shown a little more intent in attack.
11' Clyne goes close! Batshuayi holds off Coady before laying it off to Clyne, who rifles a powerful shot narrowly over the bar from 20 yards!
9' Zaha lets fly from 25 yards, but his effort trickles harmlessly wide.
7' Wolves hit the hosts with a rapid counter-attack as Neto drives past Milivojevic down the right wing, but his eventual cross drifts over Podence and Palace clear.  
5' If Palace are to collect a much-needed win today, you'll imagine they'll have to lean on Zaha in attack. Zaha has scored nine goals in 17 Premier League appearances this season – only in 2018-19 (10) has he scored more in a single campaign in the competition.
3' The away side settle themselves into the game with a long spell of possession, knocking it about inside their own half.
1' Wolves get the first half underway.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
Wolves will be hoping that Willian Jose immediately addresses their recent struggles in attack. In their 0-0 draw with Chelsea last time out, Wolves failed to have a single shot on target in a Premier League game for the first time since a 0-1 loss to Huddersfield in February 2019.
Wolves, meanwhile, make three changes. Most notably, new signing Willian Jose comes straight into the starting line up in attack; and he’s joined by Hoever and Moutinho.
Palace make six changes to the side that lost to West Ham last time out. Ward, Cahill, Mitchell, McArthur, Townsend and Benteke are the ones to make way.
SUBS: Nigel Lonwijk, John Ruddy, Vitinha, Adama Traore, Owen Otasowie, Ruben Neves, Fabio Silva, Morgan Gibbs-White, Hugo Bueno.
WOLVES (3-4-3): Rui Patricio; Willy Bolly, Conor Coady, Max Kilman; Nelson Semedo, Leander Dendoncker, Joao Moutinho, Ki-Jana Hoever; Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence, Willian Jose.
SUBS: Jack Butland, Tyrick Mitchell, Joel Ward, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Jairo Riedewald, Gary Cahill, Andros Townsend, Martin Kelly, Christian Benteke.
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-4-2): Vicente Guaita; Nathaniel Clyne, Cheikhou Kouyate, Scott Dann, Patrick Van Aanholt; Ebere Eze, Luka Milivojevic, James McCarthy, Wilfried Zaha; Jordan Ayew, Michy Batshuayi.
Wolves find themselves in a similar situation – they’re winless in seven and will be hoping to push up from 13th in the table today.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Premier League fixture between Crystal Palace and Wolves. The hosts enter this one safely in mid-table; however – despite being 14th – they’ve only won one of their last six games and they’ll be looking to arrest this slump today.