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Zaha, Gallagher give Crystal Palace 2-0 win over Wolves

November 6, 2021 GMT
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha celebrates scoring with teammates during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday Nov. 6, 2021. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
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Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha celebrates scoring with teammates during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday Nov. 6, 2021. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
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Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha celebrates scoring with teammates during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday Nov. 6, 2021. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Patrick Vieira’s transformation of Crystal Palace is making an impact.

Wilfried Zaha and Conor Gallagher scored in a 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton on Saturday to follow up on a triumph last weekend at Manchester City.

It’s now six games unbeaten for the south London club.

James McArthur slipped Zaha through on goal with a perfectly weighted pass and the Ivory Coast forward slotted into the corner from a tight angle in the 61st minute.

Assistant referee Peter Kirkup immediately raised his flag to signal for offside but VAR overruled the decision, giving Zaha a fourth goal of the campaign and sparking a second round of celebrations at Selhurst Park.

The home fans were lauding technology again not long after when Wolves were denied a penalty after Joel Ward brought down Rayan Ait-Nouri. Referee Graham Scott awarded a penalty but another VAR check saw a free kick given instead, with the incident taking place on the edge of the area.

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Palace doubled its lead in the 78th. Gallagher was again first to a loose ball. After being given too much time by the defense, the Chelsea loanee saw his effort deflect off Conor Coady to leave goalkeeper José Sá wrong-footed.

Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita had to save Joao Moutinho’s low free kick to ensure another clean sheet as the team moved up to ninth in the standings. Wolves is a point and a place better off.

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