Palace climb out of relegation zone


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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