Crystal Palace 1-2 Bournemouth (02.02.2016) Live Commentary

The fans could demand a bit more entertainment for their money. There hasn’t really been much to see but for an occasional opportunity now and then. The game was more or less balanced. Both sides tried to combine well and to keep the ball on their feet.
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Emmanuel Adebayor (Crystal Palace) did his best to latch on to a crossfield pass, but it was too long and it goes out-of-play.
Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace) produces a quality pass into the box, the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball and spanks it away.
Manager makes a subsitution with Sylvain Distin (Bournemouth) coming on for Harry Arter.
Wilfried Zaha slides a brilliant pass to Emmanuel Adebayor (Crystal Palace), who takes a shot from inside the box but it goes by a whisker wide of the right post.
There will be a minimum of 5 min. of added time.
Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) sees a yellow! His tackle was not that harsh, but he probably talked more than Mike Jones liked.
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) dinks a cross into the box as he attempts to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to make a clearance. The ball has crossed the sideline. Crystal Palace are taking a throw-in.
Joshua King (Bournemouth) commits a foul after making a slide tackle on his opponent, but he escapes without punishment from the referee.
A clumsy foul by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) and Mike Jones blows the whistle.
Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) is offside and the linesman raises his flag.
Joshua King (Bournemouth) takes the chance to get an effort at goal from inside the box and misses to the right of the target.
Artur Boruc hears fans clapping for his superb goalkeeping. He stops the effort from Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) from the edge of the box with a magnificent save, which would have ended inside the bottom right corner.
Matt Ritchie comes off the pitch to be replaced by Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth).
Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) receives a great pass inside the box and misses a golden chance. The goalkeeper pulls off a stunning save.
Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) attempts to find one of his teammates with a cross from the resultant free kick. He fails to hit the ball properly and sends it off the pitch.
This foul is worthy of a card! And it is a yellow shown by referee Mike Jones to the guilty Adam Smith (Bournemouth).
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) launches an inaccurate corner kick into the penalty area.
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth). The referee blows his whistle, Bournemouth are awarded a corner kick.
Emmanuel Adebayor (Crystal Palace) is caught offside!
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) sends a lofted cross into the box which is headed clear.
Steve Cook (Bournemouth) is penalised.
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Joshua King (Bournemouth) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Benik Afobe.
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) receives a rebounded ball far out and doesn’t hesitate to release a goal-bound hammer of a shot. His attempt isn’t so precise and goes low in the direction of the middle of the target. It would have ended in the back of the net if it wasn’t for Artur Boruc and his nice save.
Jordon Mutch (Crystal Palace) lifts the ball into the box from the corner, but one of the defending players gets there first to head it clear.
Emmanuel Adebayor (Crystal Palace) connects with the free kick and produces a header goalwards which is well blocked. The goalkeeper doesn’t have to worry about that one. Crystal Palace get a corner.
Foul! Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) is penalised for pulling back his opponent. Crystal Palace get a free kick.
What an opportunity! Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) leaps high to meet a beautiful cross into the box from the resulting free kick, and he plants a header from near the penalty spot which goes a whisker wide of the right post.
Adam Smith (Bournemouth) gives away foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Mike Jones saw the whole situation. A free kick for Crystal Palace. They most likely won’t attempt to directly endanger the goal with this one.
The substitution has been made. Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) has replaced Chung-Yong Lee.
The referee shows the yellow card to Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).
Chung-Yong Lee (Crystal Palace) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being well blocked by one of the defenders.
Adam Smith (Bournemouth) passes the ball into the box but an opposing player clears.
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) steps up to take the corner. He launches the ball into the penalty area, but it only finds the head of an opposing player who averts the danger.
Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort. The ball is out-of-play. Crystal Palace have been awarded a corner kick.
Mike Jones shows a yellow card to Simon Francis (Bournemouth) who can’t be surprised because his tackle was really hard.
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) takes the resultant free kick from the edge of the box to find one of his teammates with a cross, but the keeper gets to it first and climbs high to collect the ball.
Nothing comes of the resulting corner from Chung-Yong Lee (Crystal Palace). The defence is alert and manages to cut it out.
Chung-Yong Lee (Crystal Palace) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out. The ball is out-of-play, and the assistant referee points at the corner flag. Crystal Palace will take it.
Alan Pardew prepares a substitution. Fraizer Campbell is replaced by Emmanuel Adebayor (Crystal Palace).
Benik Afobe (Bournemouth) gets to the rebound in the goalmouth and plants a header home.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) produces a ferocious strike from the edge of the box. His dangerous low effort, directed towards the middle of the goal, is blocked by Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) who pulls off a superb save to keep the ball out of the net.
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) strikes the ball towards goal, but it fails to reach the target after being well blocked by one of the defenders.
Adam Smith (Bournemouth) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger.
Harry Arter (Bournemouth) fails to convert the free kick from the edge of the box. His shot goes right into the stands. High, wide and not at all handsome.
Scott Dann (Crystal Palace) sees a yellow card from Mike Jones after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
Adam Smith (Bournemouth) aims a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, the opponent’s defence is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance. The main referee and his assistant both signal a throw-in for Bournemouth.
Pape Souare (Crystal Palace) brings his opponent down with a tackle, and Mike Jones blows a whistle for a foul.
Chance! Fraizer Campbell (Crystal Palace) was in a good position inside the box, but he couldn’t connect with a pass as it was overhit.
Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) makes a bad challenge and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
Alan Pardew has made a change at the break. Jordon Mutch (Crystal Palace) has come on in place of James McArthur.
The game restarts for the second half.
It wasn’t the most inspiring 45 minutes that you’ll see this week. Let’s hope that the second period will be more exciting. We can’t see either of the teams enjoying any significant control of the game. The home team makes a lot of passes and attempts to maintain possession. The away side’s tactic is what is called kick and rush football.
The match has reached half-time.
Pape Souare (Crystal Palace) latches onto a brilliant cross and fires the ball towards goal, but his shot goes high over the crossbar.
Well-received pass by James McArthur (Crystal Palace). He unleashes a strike from the edge of the box, but he blazes it high over the bar.
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Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) makes some space to meet a perfect cross inside the box, but he blazes his shot over the bar. High, wide and not at all pretty.
The main referee Mike Jones is apparently not going to tolerate any discussions. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) is given a yellow card for talking.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) hammers the ball from far out, but his shot is blocked by an opposition player.
Chung-Yong Lee (Crystal Palace) takes the free kick but it is cleared by the first man.
Rough tackle by Simon Francis (Bournemouth). The referee blows his whistle for a foul. Crystal Palace earn a free kick.
Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) jumps into tackle, but Mike Jones blows his whistle for a foul.
Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) makes a harsh challenge and Mike Jones calls for a foul.
Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) received a pass and blasted a beautiful rocket of a shot from just outside the penalty area which ended up in the bottom right corner. He was given an ovation. Excellent finish.
Chung-Yong Lee (Crystal Palace) floats the free kick into the box, but the delivery is easily cleared by the first man.
Mike Jones has a clear vision and sees a foul from Simon Francis (Bournemouth). A free kick is given to Crystal Palace.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) swings a cross into the box, but is far too close to Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), who smothers the ball.
The Bournemouth players are exchanging some short passes.
Goal! Wilfried Zaha plays Scott Dann (Crystal Palace), who shows great determination to get to the ball before a couple of defenders and from inside the box he shoots into the top right corner of the net! Great finish – 1:0.
James McArthur (Crystal Palace) takes the corner kick and sends a lovely ball into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence is ready and knocks the ball to safety.
The resulting set piece, sent into the penalty area by Chung-Yong Lee (Crystal Palace), was easily averted by one of the defenders. The main referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. Crystal Palace will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
Adam Smith (Bournemouth) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Mike Jones blow the whistle. There is a free kick near the sideline to Crystal Palace.
Benik Afobe (Bournemouth) does well to meet a cross from Harry Arter (Bournemouth), but he directs his shot just wide of the left post.
Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) commits a foul after unfairly battling his opponent for the ball.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) with the corner, but it is intercepted by the defender.
Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked. Bournemouth force a corner. They send men into the box.
Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) is penalised for tripping, a poor challenge. Mike Jones, blowing his whistle for a foul, makes it clear he won’t tolerate such behaviour.
Pape Souare (Crystal Palace) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players.
Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) sends a cross into the box, but Artur Boruc (Bournemouth) comes off his line to gather the ball.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) takes the resulting free kick from the edge of the box, but it was blocked by the players standing in the wall, saving the goalkeeper lot of effort.
Mike Jones blows the whistle. James McArthur (Crystal Palace) brings one of his opponents down with a harsh tackle. Bournemouth earn a free kick which could lead to a goal-scoring opportunity.
Crystal Palace control the tempo of the game as they are exchanging some accurate short passes.
Benik Afobe (Bournemouth) clearly handles the ball, but he is surprised when the referee blows his whistle.
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) did his best to latch on to a crossfield pass, but it was too long and it goes out-of-play. The assistant referee signals a throw-in for Bournemouth.
Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) doesn’t send a cross into the box from the corner. He passes the ball to his teammate next to him.
Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety. Bournemouth have been awarded a corner kick.
Fraizer Campbell (Crystal Palace) is flagged for offside.
Chung-Yong Lee (Crystal Palace) has a shot blocked, it rebounds back to him, and even on his second attempt he cannot hit the target. His effort goes well wide of the target.
Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) takes the corner but only sends it into the huddle of the defenders as one of them makes a good clearance.
Fraizer Campbell (Crystal Palace) received a pass inside the box, sent a dangerous shot on goal, but celebration has been thwarted by one of the defenders who stepped in and blocked his effort. It’s hard to say whether the keeper would have been there. The ball is out-of-play. Crystal Palace will have a chance to score from a corner.
The match has just begun.
Bournemouth will kick the game off.
Mike Jones got the nomination for today’s game and will try his best to be a fair judge and not to do any mistake.
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