CrystalPalace came back twice from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in the Premier League on Sunday, Tyrick Mitchell’s opening goal for the club sealing the victory with six minutes remaining.
John McGinn’s third goal of the season put Villa in the lead in the 17th minute at Selhurst Park when he landed a shot from the bottom corner.
Christian Benteke equalized against his former club in the 32nd minute.
After Wilfried Zaha blocked a shot, Mitchell sent the free ball into the penalty area, with Benteke heading to the far corner.
But Palace, well out of the relegation zone and assured of the survival of the Premier League, fell behind again two minutes later when Anwar El Ghazi scored from close range.
The Eagles, however, equalized a second time in the 76th minute when Zaha scored his 11th goal of the season when he cut inside before a low shot deflected off Ahmed Elmohamady.
And with six minutes left, Palace’s comeback was complete when Eberechi Eze got it wrong from inside the box after Zaha was cut only for Mitchell to follow closely as the 21-year-old scored his first goal. for the South London club. .
The victory saw the Eagles climb to 13th place.
Sunday’s other fixtures will see ousted champions Liverpool looking to close the gap with fourth-placed Chelsea against already relegated West Brom as Tottenham try to boost their European hopes against Wolves.
Eighth Everton continue their attempt to make the top six at home at the bottom of the Sheffield United table in Sunday’s late kick-off.
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