Eze scores both as Crystal Palace blank Bournemouth in EPL

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LONDON (AP) — Eberechi Eze’s double highlighted Crystal Palace's 2-0 win over Bournemouth in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Both teams have already avoided the drop, and Palace remained 12th in the standings, four points above Bournemouth.

Eze fired Palace ahead late in the first half in a move sparked by Wilfried Zaha and involving Jordan Ayew.

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Eze bagged his second in the 58th, a solo effort that saw him collect the ball from Michael Olise on the left before a mazy run through the center put him in position to fire his 10th of the season into the top right.

It was not all good news for Roy Hodgson’s hosts, who saw Zaha forced off after the break when he pulled up limping. Zaha only recently recovered from a hamstring injury.

Zaha, out of contract at the end of this campaign, was treated to a rousing chant by the home support, possibly wondering if this would be the last time they would watch him walk off the pitch in a Palace shirt.


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