Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace: Eagles seal comeback win

  • Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace: Eagles seal comeback win

Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace: Eagles seal comeback win

Milivojevic saw his spot-kick saved by Ederson at Selhurst Park on Sunday as Palace ended City's 18-game winning streak with a 0-0 draw, but his strike on Tuesday could be even more significant.

Long has been in wretched form since but it appears he has finally put his demons to rest when he expertly found the net in Saints' clash against Crystal Palace.

However, James McArthur levelled things up as Palace finished strongly, before Milivojevic snared a massive win for the Eagles.

To produce such a fightback would be impressive in any circumstance, but to do so in a full-blown south coast storm, just two days after their last game, is testament to how far this Palace outfit has come since Hodgson's arrival.

They had already consistently probed when Oriol Romeu played a square ball across midfield to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who in space from 25 yards unleashed a powerful strike the diving Wayne Hennessey did well to tip over. 1-0 to Saints as Long scored his first goal in 36 games for club and country.

As the rain continued to come down it became hard for either side to enjoy spells of quality possession and the start to the second period was extremely scrappy.

Then Milivojevic curled home a sumptuous victor from 20 metres from Andros Townsend's cut-back with 10 minutes remaining to help Palace leapfrog their opponents and move into 14th, while Southampton drop to 17th, above the relegation zone only on goal difference, and departing to boos from their fans.