Bournemouth 2 – Crystal Palace 2
It’s happened again to Crystal Palace.
Nemanja Matic left it late for Man United. Last weekend Mo Salah was another late scorer for Liverpool.
And on Saturday at Bournemouth, it was the turn of Josh King to puncture Crystal Palace’s survival hopes with a late goal for Bournemouth.
After a goalless first forty-five, Palace took the lead after the break.
The club’s surprise top scorer, Luka Milivojevic, curled home a stunning free-kick in the 47th minute.
The Cherries were soon level through Lys Mousset in the 65th minute. But Wilfried Zaha put Palace back ahead with a brilliant solo effort in the 75th.
But with a minute to go on the clock, Palace’s defence were all at sea from a set-play as King equalised at the back post.
Wilfried Zaha ‘devastated’ after Bournemouth
Will Palace beat the drop?
The Eagles, who lost their opening seven games fo the season, are fourth bottom the division.
Southampton have two games in hand over the Eagles, and the Saints are just three points behind Palace.
After the match, Zaha posted a heartfelt update on Instagram about what the Bournemouth result meant.
A win would have been massive, while the draw felt like another kick in the guts, as Zaha confirmed he was “honestly devastated we didn’t win that game”.
Next up for Palace next weekend is the small matter of a match against Brighton at Selhurst Park.