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Football Scores: Crystal Palace 3-0 Norwich

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Football Scores: Crystal Palace 3-0 Norwich

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Norwich lost their fifth consecutive game without scoring as Crystal Palace produced one of the comfortable football scores of the midweek action in the Premier League. The visitors started brightly but were punished when Kenny McLean fouled Will Hughes in the box. Odsonne Edouard stepped up to slot home the penalty. Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jeffrey Schlupp scored quickfire goals before halftime to seal the three points.

Player ratings

Crystal Palace: Guaita (7), Ward (7), Andersen (7), Guehi (7), Mitchell (7), Hughes (8), Kouyate (7), Schlupp (8), Ayew (7), Edouard (7), Mateta (7).
Subs used: Benteke (6), Tomkins (6)

Norwich: Gunn (6), Byram (5), Gibson (5), Sorensen (6), Giannoulis (5), Lees-Melou (6), Gilmour (6), McLean (5), Tzolis (6), Idah (5), Placheta (6).
Subs used: Rowe, (6), Sargent (6), Williams (6)

Man of the match: Jeffrey Schlupp

Managers Reaction

Crystal Palace assistant manager Osian Roberts: “It was a good day for us. Performance-wise and result-wise, it was really important for us today, but especially after the result on Sunday and then coming back to play at home. We made a good start to the game and we had good energy. The early goal sets us up nicely and the important thing is you build on that and don’t go flat. We managed to do that and it was an excellent first half for us.”

Norwich head coach Dean Smith: “The result and the scoreline hurts. I didn’t think it a 3-0 if I’m honest, but the manner of the goals we conceded was poor. We conceded a soft penalty. Ken held his hands up, it might not be given in other circumstances. Does he make contact? Yes, but once he plants his foot, he doesn’t do enough to send the lad over. But I can understand why it was given so I’ve got no complaints.”

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