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Crystal Palace v Albion match preview

10 May 2018

ALBION travel to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday in the final game of the season (ko 3pm).

The opposition 

Palace currently sit 11th in the Premier League table on 41 points having won 10, drawn 11 and lost 16 of their 37 fixtures.

Roy Hodgson’s side are currently on a five match unbeaten streak and relegated Stoke City in their last outing by beating them 2-1 at the Bet365 Stadium.

Last time out

The most recent fixture between the two sides was a 0-0 draw back in December.

Our last visit to Selhurst Park was a more memorable game, though, as Salomon Rondon’s goal saw us record a 1-0 win on the opening day of last season.

Sam Field sees his shot blocked in the goalless draw before Christmas

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Crystal Palace

  • Sunday’s clash will be the first time that the two teams have ever met in May.
  • Palace are the first team in the top flight to avoid relegation despite losing their first seven matches of the season since Liverpool managed it way back in the 1899-1900 campaign.
  • Eagles attacker Wilfried Zaha won the EA Sports Player of the Month award for April.

Albion

  • The Baggies are now unbeaten in five games under Darren Moore (W3, D2). Only Liverpool are on a current longer run (six matches).
  • Jake Livermore has scored twice in his last three fixtures after failing to find the net in his first 46 appearances for the club.
  • Albion have an encouraging recent record at Selhurst Park having won on two of their last three visits.

From the archive

Here are the highlights from our most recent win away at Palace…

Head to head 

The overall head-to-head record sees the Baggies come out on top.

Of the 55 matches that have been played, Albion have won 23 times, there have been 15 draws and Palace have been victorious on 17 occasions.

Man in the middle

The referee for Sunday’s game is Jonathan Moss, and he’ll be assisted by Simon Bennett and Scott Ledger - with Lee Probert as the fourth official.

This fixture will be the third time that Moss has taken charge of an Albion game this season.

Ticket news

Seats for the game remain on general sale for Albion fans.

Tickets are priced at £30 adults, £20 students/seniors (65+)/18-21 years and £16 U18s, and can be bought online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Coach travel, departing Kidderminster at 8am, Stourbridge and Lye at 8.15am and The Hawthorns at 9am, is available for £20.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Crystal Palace is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to free live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. Join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Sunday.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA

Facebook - West Bromwich Albion

Instagram - wba

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Match Reports

Crystal Palace 2 Albion 0

13 May 2018

ALBION's eight-year stay in the Premier League ended with a 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.

The Baggies went into their final fixture of the campaign knowing relegation from the top flight was already confirmed in midweek.

And they saw their impressive five-match unbeaten run under first-team coach Darren Moore come to an end at Selhurst Park courtesy of second-half goals from Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van Aanholt.

It meant the club finished the 2018/19 campaign on 31 points at the foot of the table.

Albion, having spent 12 of the previous 16 seasons among England's elite, will now strive to replicate the immediate return from the second tier they secured in 2010.

Having kept faith with an unchanged line-up for his first five matches at the helm, including last weekend's dramatic last-gasp victory over Tottenham Hotspur, Mooro was forced into a switch as Grzegorz Krychowiak replaced the injured Matt Phillips.

Jonathan Leko was also a late call-up to the bench after substitute Sam Field sustained a minor ankle complaint in the pre-match warm-up.

The hosts dominated the early exchanges in a sunny south London, Eagles skipper Luka Milivojevic firing narrowly wide from distance before Krychowiak did likewise at the other end.

Ben Foster was called upon to save with his feet to deny Zaha after 19 minutes as Palace continued to enjoy the better of the first half.

Foster made the first save of the second period as he got down well to save from Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Zaha placed a good opening wide of the target just before the hour mark while Andros Townsend did the same shortly after having been sent clean through.

But Zaha made no mistake in the 70th minute as he slotted home Van Aanholt's cross on the volley from six yards.

Jay Rodriguez came within inches of connecting with James McClean's low ball into the box.

But Palace doubled their advantage in the 78th minute when Van Aanholt rounded Foster and slotted home, despite the best efforts of Ahmed Hegazi on the line - ensuring Albion tasted defeat on the final day of the season.

ALBION: Foster, Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs, Rodriguez (Sturridge 73), Livermore, Brunt, McClean, Krychowiak (Chadli 62), Rondon (Robson-Kanu 71).

Subs: Myhill, McAuley, Leko, Burke.

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Ticket News

Palace remains on general sale

9 May 2018

RESTRICTED-VIEW tickets remain on sale for Albion’s final game of the season at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

The Baggies, who received an initial allocation of 2,290, face the Eagles at Selhurst Park (ko 3pm).

Restricted-view tickets are priced £28 adults, £19 students/seniors (65+)/18-21 years and £15 U18s, and can be bought online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office, or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Coach travel, departing Kidderminster at 8am, Stourbridge and Lye at 8.15am and The Hawthorns at 9am, is available for £20.

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