Crystal Palace Improve Hopes For Survival


Crystal Palace boosted their bid for Premier League survival with a crucial 2-0 win at Huddersfield, but West Bromwich Albion look destined for relegation after an agonising 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday (Mar 18).

Having dropped back into the bottom three during a seven-match winless run, Palace climbed out of it with an impressive 2-0 victory at Huddersfield Town who are also too close to the drop zone for comfort.

Palace took the lead in the 23rd minute at the John Smith's Stadium when James Tomkins struck from close range after his first effort was blocked by Jonas Lossl.

"It is vitally important. I don't think I have ever had a feeling we are on a slide". It's hard. This was particularly harsh, we didn't make many errors in the whole game but unfortunately we've lost.

While Palace remains hopeful of retaining their lucrative top-flight berth, bottom-of-the-table West Brom appears certain to slide into the Championship.

"I was pleased with every individual, really", Pardew told a news conference after West Brom suffered a seventh consecutive Premier League defeat.

Former Liverpool forward Jordon Ibe drew Bournemouth level in the 77th minute and in the 89th minute, Junior Stanislas made it 2-1 for the home team.

Foes band together to challenge BJP in 2019
The BJP had lost both the Alwar and Ajmer Lok Sabha bypolls recently, with the Congress bagging both the seats. The parties want to stop and fight Narendra Modi.

Family behind decision not to travel to Pakistan, says Pietersen
England's Kevin Pietersen tweeted two lines on Friday night (IST) that hint at his retirement from all forms of cricket. If he is really retired, he might focus on commentary job and his conservation work with rhinos.

Who Is Adrian Lamo? Former Hacker Who Turned in Chelsea Manning Dies
It's not clear how Lamo died, but Wichita police officer Charley Davidson said there was "nothing suspicious about his death". Lamo and two of his friends who were in military intelligence turned Manning in, which lead to her arrest.

Bournemouth equalized 13 minutes from time, with a little help.

"It is so hurtful for our fans and our players", Pardew said. "It is really hard on our players".

Cenk Tosun netted a brace to guide Stoke City to a 2-1 win over Everton.

A draw was not much use for Pardew's side considering how far adrift they are at the bottom of the table, but rather than pushing for a victor they found themselves on the end of a late hammer blow as Bournemouth completed the turnaround in the 89th minute.

The highlight of the first half that saw both teams unable to break the deadlock was the sending off of Charlie Adams on 30 minutes for a risky foul on Wayne Rooney.

The Baggies have won just one Premier League game since Pardew succeeded Tony Pulis in October.

But Tosun had the final word with an agile diving header in the 84th minute.