Follow all the action live as Crystal Palace welcome Southampton to Selhurst Park on the opening day of the Premier League season.
Roy Hodgson’s side finished in a comfortable 14th position last season, however, the Eagles did endure a dire run of form following the restart, winning just one game. They will be boosted, though, by the signings of playmaker Eberechi Eze and striker Michy Batshuayi.
Southampton, meanwhile, ended last season in a great vein of form, with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl awarded a new long-term contract after a rocky start at St Mary’s. The Saints have added two defenders, Kyle Walker-Peters and Mohammad Salisu, to their squad. Follow all the action live below:
45+2 mins: Crystal Palace have the advantage at the break. Southampton dominated the early stages of the match but got caught on a good counter attack by Townsend, Ayew and Zaha. Zaha opened the scoring and Palace slowly grew in confidence. This is a decent game, there could be twists yet to come.
45 mins: Smallbone slots an early ball into the box that Dann has to deal with. Corner to Southampton. Ward-Prowse fires it into the middle and Dann gets a strong head to the cross and knocks it away. Two minutes to be added on at the end of the first half.
42 mins: Half-hearted shouts for a penalty from Southampton as Will Smallbone tumbles his way down to the ground in the box. Nothing is given. Jordan Ayew almost makes use of Southampton’s favourably high line but Alex McCarthy charges out of the box and boots the ball clear.
39 mins: Crystal Palace have started to play now. Zaha is getting plenty of space over on the left side. He knocks the ball past Stephens and tries to go past the centre-half but he’s overhit the ball and it goes out for a goal kick.
35 mins: Stephens eases Zaha off the ball and the goalscorer goes to ground winning a free kick. Townsend fires the set piece into the box. Three or four Palace players dart forward and Kouyate wins the ball tapping it into Alex McCarthy’s feet. Southampton kept a high line and Kouyate was clearly offside.
30 mins: Bertrand tries to work the ball out of his own half but he gives it away to Ward. The Saints win the ball back and send it out to the right wing. Smallbone and Walker-Peters combine to create a touch of space out wide. Smallbone’s cross takes a deflection but still comes to Ings who heads it on into the hands of Guaita.
27 mins: James McCarthy delivers a corner into the middle of the penalty area, Scott Dann wins the header and sends it at the bottom corner. Jordan Ayew tries to turn it into the goal but Alex McCarthy get low to make the save. Ayew was offside and Southampton win a free kick.
24 mins: Southampton have dominated possession by they’ve done very little with it in terms of creating chances. Crystal Palace are implementing a great smash and grab gameplan, whilst playing at home.
18 mins: Bertrand passes the ball to Ward-Prowse who loses it to McArthur. He tries to win it back but ends up giving away a free kick.
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