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  • English Npower Championship
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Selhurst Park
  • Attendance: 17,453
PalacePalacevWolvesWolves
3
  • Moritz, 31
  • Bolasie, 40
  • Moritz, 52
1
  • Ebanks-Blake, 75

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Match ends, Crystal Palace 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

90+6 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie O'Hara (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90+4 mins:Substitution, Crystal Palace. Stuart O'Keefe replaces Yannick Bolasie.

90+3 mins:Foul by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

90+3 mins:Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Attempt blocked. Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90 mins:Jamie O'Hara (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

90 mins:Foul by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

90 mins:Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Attempt blocked. Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89 mins:Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88 mins:Foul by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

88 mins:Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Attempt blocked. Dean Moxey (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86 mins:Foul by Peter Ramage (Crystal Palace).

86 mins:Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85 mins:Foul by Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

85 mins:Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Attempt saved. Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Jermaine Pennant.

84 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

83 mins:Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

83 mins:Foul by Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace).

83 mins:Jamie O'Hara (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Substitution, Crystal Palace. Jonathan Williams replaces André Moritz.

80 mins:Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jermaine Pennant replaces Kevin Foley.

79 mins:Foul by Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

79 mins:Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Attempt saved. Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

75 mins:Goal! Crystal Palace 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara with a cross.

74 mins:Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

74 mins:Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Foul by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

73 mins:Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Hand ball by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).

69 mins:Attempt missed. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

67 mins:Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

67 mins:Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67 mins:Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65 mins:Foul by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

65 mins:Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Foul by Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace).

63 mins:Anthony Forde (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Anthony Forde replaces Bakary Sako.

60 mins:Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jamie O'Hara replaces David Davis.

59 mins:Foul by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).

59 mins:Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Foul by Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

59 mins:Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin Doyle tries a through ball, but Kevin Doyle is caught offside.

56 mins:Attempt blocked. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

55 mins:Foul by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

55 mins:David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake tries a through ball, but Sylvain Ebanks-Blake is caught offside.

53 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Glenn Murray tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.

52 mins:Goal! Crystal Palace 3, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. André Moritz (Crystal Palace) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

51 mins:Foul by Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

51 mins:André Moritz (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

51 mins:Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bakary Sako tries a through ball, but Bakary Sako is caught offside.

46 mins:Foul by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace).

46 mins:Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Substitution, Crystal Palace. Aaron Martin replaces Daniel Gabbidon.

Second Half begins Crystal Palace 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Crystal Palace 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

45 mins:Foul by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

45 mins:Christophe Berra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Attempt missed. Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

43 mins:Foul by Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

43 mins:Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Attempt missed. Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

40 mins:Goal! Crystal Palace 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha with a cross.

31 mins:Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. André Moritz (Crystal Palace) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

30 mins:Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

30 mins:Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Foul by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

29 mins:Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

28 mins:Daniel Gabbidon (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Attempt blocked. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Parr with a cross.

25 mins:Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

25 mins:Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21 mins:Foul by Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace).

21 mins:Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

21 mins:Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jonathan Parr with a cross.

19 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

17 mins:Attempt missed. Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

16 mins:Attempt missed. André Moritz (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

14 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

13 mins:Attempt missed. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

12 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

11 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Glenn Murray tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.

9 mins:Foul by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

9 mins:André Moritz (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Davis.

8 mins:David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

7 mins:Foul by André Moritz (Crystal Palace).

7 mins:Karl Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Dean Moxey tries a through ball, but Dean Moxey is caught offside.

3 mins:Foul by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

3 mins:Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Selhurst Park
  • Attendance: 17,453
PalacePalacevWolvesWolves
3
  • Moritz, 31
  • Bolasie, 40
  • Moritz, 52
1
  • Ebanks-Blake, 75

match report

Andre Moritz brought a touch of Samba magic to Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace beat Wolves 3-1 on New Year's Day.

The Brazilian midfielder curled in a pair of stunning free-kicks to fire Palace to their first win in six matches.

Yannick Bolasie was also on target before Sylvan Ebanks-Blake hit a consolation for Wolves, while Wilfried Zaha showed just why the Premier League's big guns are lining up to sign him this month.

The England winger was in sparkling form as Palace got their promotion bid back on track.

Whether Zaha will be around to see it through remains to be seen, however, after another performance which illustrated why he is apparently a January target for Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.

Wolves have no such worries as they continue to head in the opposite direction after a third successive defeat.

Yet they came agonisingly close to taking an eighth-minute lead when the Palace defence opened up for young midfielder David Davis, who charged forward and crashed a 20-yard shot against the crossbar.

But the Eagles soon began to dominate with Zaha the central figure. The 20-year-old skipped past Stephen Ward before cutting the ball back to Moritz, who scuffed wide from eight yards.

Zaha then played a neat one-two with Jonathan Parr before driving narrowly over the bar and also had a shot hacked off the line. And the goal Palace had been threatening arrived after half an hour when Bakary Sako felled Zaha outside the area and Moritz buried free-kick number one.

Zaha was also the architect of Palace's second nine minutes later, sliding in Bolasie to poke his second goal of the season past Carl Ikeme.

With Wolves on the ropes Mile Jedinak fired narrowly wide and Glenn Murray was off target with a header before half-time.

But the third goal came five minutes into the second half when Moritz proved his first free-kick was no fluke by curling in a carbon copy after Roger Johnson had fouled him 25 yards out.

Moritz could have claimed a memorable hat-trick had an attempted overhead kick come off before Wolves managed to pull one back in the 75th minute through Ebanks-Blake. The striker was quickest to react to Jamie O'Hara's free-kick into the area, turning sharply to hit his 10th goal of the season.

team line-up

1Julian Speroni
28Peter Ramage
21Dean Moxey
33Daniel Gabbidon46
7Yannick Bolasie94
15Mile Jedinak
8Kagisho Dikgacoi
30André Moritz80
4Jonathan Parr
16Wilfried Zaha
17Glenn Murray

substitutes

19Jermaine Easter
22Stuart O'Keefe94
24Kwesi Appiah
20Jonathan Williams80
34Lewis Price
6Aaron Martin46
3David Wright

referee

David Phillips

team line-up

13Carl Ikeme
5Richard Stearman
32Kevin Foley80
14Roger Johnson
11Stephen Ward
16Christophe Berra
26David Davis60
8Karl Henry
10Bakary Sako60
9Sylvain Ebanks-Blake
29Kevin Doyle

substitutes

24Jamie O'Hara60
34Georg Margreitter
22Eggert Gunnthór Jónsson
25Danny Batth
31Dorus de Vries
20Jermaine Pennant80
27Anthony Forde60

referee

David Phillips

match stats

possession %6436
shots on target43
shots off target73
corners22
tackles won00
offsides33