Second-half goals from Yannick Bolasie and Yohan Cabaye ended West Bromwich Albion’s unbeaten away record as Tony Pulis was beaten 2-0 by his former club Crystal Palace this afternoon.
Cabaye’s 88th-minute penalty sealed the three points for Alan Pardew’s side after Yannick Bolasie had finally broken Albion’s resolve with a brave back-post header from Cabaye’s 68th-minute cross.
Bolasie’s goal was his first at Selhurst Park since January 2013, and just his fifth in 75 Premier League games. This total includes a hat-trick in a 4-1 win at Sunderland last season.
Although it was the Congolese international who turned Palace’s dominance into an advantage on the scoresheet, it was fellow winger Wilfried Zaha who had tormented the Baggies for much of the game.
He twice called visiting goalkeeper Boaz Myhill into action in the opening 45 minutes at Selhurst Park, where he terrorised Albion left-back Chris Brunt from the first whistle until the last.
West Brom’s captain ended a torrid outing by bringing Zaha down in the area to allow Cabaye to step up from the spot and secure a victory which sends the Londoners up to third in the table.
A first defeat on the road this season for Albion, who had won two and drawn two of their previous four top-flight away games, leaves them 15th in the standings, four points clear of the relegation zone.
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