Crystal Palace players ratings vs Wolves: Odsonne Edouard and Eberechi Eze are too hot to handle

Double: Odsonne Edouard hit a brace against Wolves (Getty Images)
Double: Odsonne Edouard hit a brace against Wolves (Getty Images)

Crystal Palace returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a well-deserved 3-2 win over a limited Wolves side at Selhurst Park.

Odsonne Edouard opened the scoring in the second half when he converted from Tyrick Mitchell, but Hwang Hee-chan soon levelled.

Palace were the controlling side throughout the affair, and they made sure of victory when substitute Jean-Philippe Mateta assisted Eberechi Eze and then Edouard for his second. Palace conceded a late goal to Matheus Cunha but that was not enough to deny them a second win in their first four games of the new season.

Dom Smith was at Selhurst Park witnessing the action…

Sam Johnstone — 7

Tipped the ball over when Pedro Neto’s whipped effort was threatening to dip under the crossbar.

Joel Ward — 8

Few full-backs are as aerially dominant as the Palace captain. Another excellent display.

Joachim Andersen — 7

A sliced clearance early on flew dangerously close to Johnstone’s goal, but he progressed the ball and blocked well from Pedro Neto.

Marc Guehi — 7

Quietly kept Palace ticking over, distributing the ball to unmarked team-mates and using his physicality to outmuscle Wolves’s attackers.

Tyrick Mitchell — 8

Another great performance in a good start to the season for the England international. Assisted Edouard’s goal with an inch-perfect cross.

Cheick Doucoure — 7

Made a couple of misplaced passes but was otherwise busy and industrious — a reminder to Palace fans of how vital it is that the club did not sell him.

Jefferson Lerma — 7

Sir Alex Ferguson once said that if Park Ji-sung had yellow paint on his studs, the whole pitch would haved ended up yellow after each match. The same is true of Lerma.

Jeffrey Schlupp — 6

A little too often the ball didn’t stick to him when he was fed out wide on the left. Wasted a first-half opportunity with the goal gaping.

Eberechi Eze — 8

Came to life after 15 minutes when a marauding run forward saw him brought down in the box but harshly denied a penalty despite a VAR check. The match-winner.

Jordan Ayew — 7

Carried the ball forward down the right flank whenever he had the chance. Decision-making a little too safe at times though.

Odsonne Edouard — 8

At the double. Scored Palace’s first with a smart front-post finish, before tucking the ball beautifully past an unmoved Sa for the second.


Jean-Philippe Mateta (Schlupp, 71’) — 8

Intelligent flicked header to assist Eze, and then grabbed another assist for the third.

Will Hughes (Edouard, 90’) — N/A

Subs not used: Henderson, Tomkins, Riedewald, Clyne, Ahamada, Rak-Sakyi