Crystal Palace 2-2 Southampton: Jordan Ayew equaliser earns point for hosts

James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse has scored five free-kicks in the league since the beginning of last season

Southampton saw their winless run in the Premier League stretch to six games despite two superb goals in an entertaining draw at Crystal Palace.

First James Ward-Prowse whipped a free-kick into the top corner and then Armando Broja drilled in from long range to send the visitors into the break with the lead.

Saints had fallen behind inside two minutes at Selhurst Park when Wilfried Zaha was allowed time to fire a low effort beyond Willy Caballero.

Palace could not build on that confident start, with Odsonne Edouard wasting a glorious chance to double the lead for Patrick Vieira’s side.

But the forward, who set up Zaha for the opener, dragged an effort across goal in the second half and Jordan Ayew turned it in from a tight angle to earn the hosts a point.

Palace climb to 11th as a result, while Southampton remain 15th, six points above the relegation zone.

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Crystal Palace

  1. Squad number1Player nameButland

  2. Squad number2Player nameWard

  3. Squad number5Player nameTomkins

  4. Squad number6Player nameGuéhi

  5. Squad number3Player nameMitchell

  6. Squad number23Player nameGallagher

  7. Squad number12Player nameHughes

  8. Squad number8Player nameKouyaté

  9. Squad number9Player nameJ Ayew

  10. Squad number22Player nameÉdouard

  11. Squad number11Player nameZaha

  1. Squad number7Player nameOlise

  2. Squad number16Player nameAndersen

  3. Squad number20Player nameBenteke


  1. Squad number7Player nameLong
  2. Squad number19Player nameDjenepo
  3. Squad number32Player nameWalcott


Crystal Palace

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Butland
  • 2Ward
  • 5TomkinsBooked at 73minsSubstituted forAndersenat 81′minutes
  • 6GuéhiBooked at 25mins
  • 3Mitchell
  • 23Gallagher
  • 12Hughes
  • 8KouyatéSubstituted forBentekeat 64′minutes
  • 9J AyewSubstituted forOliseat 75′minutes
  • 22Édouard
  • 11Zaha


  • 4Milivojevic
  • 7Olise
  • 10Eze
  • 13Guaita
  • 15Schlupp
  • 16Andersen
  • 17Clyne
  • 20Benteke
  • 44Riedewald


Formation 4-4-2

  • 13CaballeroBooked at 90mins
  • 21LivramentoBooked at 67mins
  • 4LyancoBooked at 88mins
  • 22SalisuBooked at 84mins
  • 2Walker-Peters
  • 20SmallboneSubstituted forDjenepoat 70′minutes
  • 8Ward-Prowse
  • 6Romeu
  • 11Redmond
  • 23TellaSubstituted forWalcottat 82′minutes
  • 18BrojaSubstituted forLongat 70′minutes


  • 7Long
  • 15Perraud
  • 19Djenepo
  • 24Elyounoussi
  • 27Diallo
  • 32Walcott
  • 35Bednarek
  • 41Lewis
  • 43Valery

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