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Late Sakho strike earns Crystal Palace 2-1 win over Stoke

Reuters , Saturday 25 Nov 2017
Crystal Palace's French midfielder Mamadou Sakho (R) gestures to Crystal Palace's English defender Joel Ward during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Stoke City at Selhurst Park in south London on November 25, 2017 AFP
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Defender Mamadou Sakho struck deep into stoppage time to snatch a badly-needed 2-1 win for the Premier League's basement club Crystal Palace over Stoke City at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Xherdan Shaqiri gave Stoke the lead with a sensational solo goal early in the second half, picking up the ball on the halfway line and racing through a thicket of defenders before curling home a left-footed shot.

The lead lasted only three minutes as Ruben Loftus-Cheek stole in at the back post to tuck home Andros Townsend's cross to equalise for the Eagles.

Ryan Shawcross missed a great late chance for Stoke and Palace made the most of it, with Yohan Cabaye hitting the post before Sakho rifled home the rebound in the 92nd minute to give Roy Hodgson's side just their second victory of the season.

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