Johannesburg, Jan 19: Crystal Palace has earned a 1-0 victory over Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday at Selhurst Park, which fired them out from the foot of the table and the relegation zone.
Palace finished the day two points and two places above the bottom three, with Stoke only two points better off in 13th place after a fifth successive league game without a win.
According to Sport24, Jason Puncheon, who was culpable for a dreadful penalty miss in last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, scored the game’s only goal despite an encouraging start to the game by Stoke.
The game needed a goal and in the 51st minute it got one, with Puncheon picking up a loose ball inside the Stoke area and drilling a low shot through the legs of Ryan Shawcross and into the bottom corner, the report added. (ANI)