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Jamaican gives Crystal Palace early lead over Fulham

Crystal Palace v Swansea City - Premier League

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Adrian Mariappa of Crystal Palace controls the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Swansea City at Selhurst Park on September 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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The Premier League’s Monday night games have not been short on entertainment this season. This week, another early goal leaves the rest of the game looking very interesting.

One of two CONCACAF players in the starting lineups, Jamaican defender Adrian Mariappa, scored in the seventh minute for 19th-placed Crystal Palace. Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg was slow to react to a deflected cross and could not position himself to stop Mariappa’s header from six yards out.

For Palace, which has only one win all season, three points against a relegation rival would be vital. Mariappa has the Eagles on their way — but it’s still very early.

Watch the rest of the game on NBCSN or streaming on NBC Live Extra.

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