Palace climb out of relegation zone

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December 13, 2017
Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke, left, and Watford's Sebastian Prodl challenge for the ball during their English Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London, yesterday.

LONDON, England (AP):

Crystal Palace yesterday scored two goals from the 89th minute to beat 10-man Watford 2-1 and climb out of the English Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season.

In a dramatic finale at Selhurst Park, Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley was sent off in the 87th for a second yellow card and conceded an equaliser to Bakary Sako in the 89th.

James McArthur then grabbed the winning goal in the second minute of injury time from a cross by Wilfried Zaha.

Watford took the lead in the third minute after right back Daryl Janmaat finished a cross from Richarlison, the Brazilian winger who went off injured before Cleverley's sending-off.

Palace moved to fourth from bottom, continuing their recovery under Roy Hodgson after he took over from the fired Frank De Boer just four games into the season.

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