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Aston Villa storm back to beat Crystal Palace in stoppage time

Unai Emery’s side left it late, but Jhon Duran, Douglas Luiz and Leon Bailey all scored late for a 3-1 victory at Villa Park

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Aston Villa pulled off an incredible comeback, from 1-0 down after 86 minutes, to a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Villa Park on Saturday.

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It was all Aston Villa from the start, and throughout, and they thought they had broken the deadlock late in the first half as Moussa Diaby split the Palace defense and got on the end of a through ball, but video review revealed he was an inch or two offside in the build-up.

Two minutes after the restart, Palace had their second shot of the game and scored the opening goal on a quick counter-attack. Jean-Philippe Mateta raced down the right wing and crossed to Odsonne Edouard, Crystal Palace’s new talisman following Wilfried Zaha’s departure this summer, who fired home his fourth goal of the still-young season.

Aston Villa had even more of the ball after the opening goal, but found little other than frustration until very late on, and what a goal it was. Lucas Digne found Jhon Duran near the penalty spot with a long diagonal ball from deep in midfield, and the former Chicago Fire man chested it down before unleashing a left-footed laser inside the far post.

Momentum on their side, Aston Villa pressed onward and were rewarded with a penalty kick in stoppage time after Chris Richards cut down Ollie Watkins inside the penalty area. Video review assessed the tackle from every angle for ample time, but the initial call on the field stood and Douglas Luiz converted to make it 2-1 in the 97th minute.

Three minutes later, Diaby and Leon Bailey combined to put the exclamation point on proceedings, as the the Frenchman raced down the left wing and cut a cross back for the Jamaican international, who slotted the ball into an empty net.


Edouard replacing Zaha’s goals, but Palace too reliant on him?

Another game, another goal for Odsonne Edouard, who has four on the season now and has quickly moved to fill the void left by Zaha. That’s the positive view of Crystal Palace’s attack. The not-so-positive view is that the Eagles are suddenly just as reliable on him to score as they ever were on Zaha. Chances are at least being created by different sources, though, with Mateta tallying his third assist of the campaign on Saturday and Jordan Ayew already picking up a pair of his own.

Scoring goals has always felt like pulling teeth for Crystal Palace, and that (sadly) hasn’t yet changed.


What’s next?

Aston Villa will try to rebound next Sunday (9 am ET), when they head to west London to take on Chelsea. Crystal Palace will welcome Fulham to Selhurst Park on Saturday (10 am ET).


Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace, final score: 3-1

Goalscorers: Odsonne Edouard (47'), Jhon Duran (87'), Douglas Luiz (90'+7 - PK), Leon Bailey (90'+10)


How to watch Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live, stream link, time

Kickoff: 10 am ET, Saturday (Sept. 16)
TV: Peacock Premium
Online: Watch online on Peacock Premium

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Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace

87th minute - GOAL - Jhon Duran hits an incredible equalizer to start the comeback
Duran's volley gives Villa life against Palace
Jhon Duran finds the top corner on his powerful volley to equalize for Aston Villa against Crystal Palace.

47th minute - GOAL - Odsonne Edouard breaks the deadlock after the restart
Edouard slots home Palace's go-ahead goal v. Villa
Odsonne Edouard finds himself on the receiving end of Jean-Philippe Mateta's cross to give Crystal Palace a 1-0 lead over Aston Villa at Villa Park.

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Crystal Palace injuries

OUT: Michael Olise (thigh), Matheus Franca (back), James Tomkins (calf), Jefferson Lerma (hamstring), Marc Guehi (hip)

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Aston Villa injuries

OUT: Emiliano Buendia (torn ACL - out for season), Tyrone Mings (torn ACL - out for season), Diego Carlos (undisclosed), Jacob Ramsey (foot), Timothy Iroegbunam (other), Alex Moreno (hamstring)