Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland LIVE score Jermain Defoe scores late on after terrible Scott Dann error

Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland Barclays Premier League LIVE: Jermain Defoe scores late on after terrible Scott Dann error Jermain Defoe scores late on after terrible Scott Dann error Crystal Palace starting XI: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, McArthur, Cabaye, Zaha, Puncheon (Sako) (Bamford), Bolasie, Wickham (Chamakh) Palace subs: Speroni, Kelly, Ledley, JedinakSunderland starting XI: Pantilimon, Jones, Van Aanholt, Cattermole, Larsson (Watmore), Kaboul, O'Shea, Defoe, M'Vila, Coates, Fletcher (Lens)Sunderland subs: Johnson, Graham, Toivonen, Yedlin, MannoneBarclays Premier League kick-off at Selhurst Park is from 8pm Click here for more pre-match team news, odds and stats 


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Auto-update 21:57 From OptaJoe

150 - Sam Allardyce has now won 150 Premier League games as a manager. Canny.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 23, 2015 21:54 FULL-TIME: Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

Cabaye's effort was fired wide at the near post. The final whistle goes, followed immediately by a huge cheer from the away end. What a win for Sunderland!


90+5min: Palace win a free-kick 23 yards out to the right. Cabaye steps over. This should be the last kick of the game...


90+4min: Sunderland have the ball exactly where they want it - a Palace corner flag. Crystal Palace haven't had an attack in stoppage time and they have 60 seconds left to try and start one to grab an equaliser.


90+1min: Still hope for Palace. The assistant's board goes up displaying five added minutes. As Klaxons would say, 'it's not over yet.'

Sunderland fans can't believe the extra time being added judging by the despairing gasps in the away end.

21:47 From OptaJoe

7 - Jermain Defoe has now hit seven goals in his nine starts for Sunderland in all competitions this season. Touch.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 23, 2015 21:47

89min: It's just not Crystal Palace's night. Pantilimon hasn't been seriously tested all evening as again he is given a relatively simple save from a long distance McArthur strike.

21:45 Sunderland substitution

86min: In fact Danny Graham is going to be coming on as a replacement for an injured Defoe, who has rolled his ankle and is helped off the field by Sunderland medics.

Jermain Defoe (right) of Sunderland celebrates after scoring the opening goal 21:42

83min: Back come Palace but Pantilimon saves well from Cabaye by parrying clear. Sunderland are preparing a final substitution.

21:37 GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-1 SUNDERLAND

80min: What a howler! It's shocking defending from Scott Dann as trying to shield the ball he fails miserably, allowing Jermain Defoe to nip in, take the ball past a helpless Hennessey and to roll home into an empty net.

What a gift for Sunderland - I'll go as far as saying it's an early Christmas present from Palace (it's pretty much that time of year.)

Sunderland's Jermain Defoe scores his side's first goal of the game by rolling his shot home 21:37

79min: And again Sunderland come forward. For so long they have defended in this game but they have had chances.

Defoe plays a one-two with Van Aanholt but the latter's shooting has been poor and it's not getting better as he lashes over from 20 yards. Defoe reacts with frustration that the wing-back didn't pass to him instead.

21:34 Crystal Palace substitution

76min: Big cheer for Marouane Chamakh, who having been out since May, is back in the fold as he replaces Wickham in Crystal Palace's final switch.


75min: Why didn't this Watmore chap start? The Sunderland substitute skips past Bolasie on the right before cutting the ball back for Jones.

His shot is scuffed into the path of Lens, whose low drive on goal is collected by Wayne Hennessey.

Damien Delaney of Crystal Palace clears the ball as Jermain Defoe of Sunderland closes in 21:32

72min: Sunderland will be happy with a point it seems as Pantilimon is given the hurry up by referee Martin Atkinson. A booking for time wasting will be heading his way soon it appears.

The Sunderland keeper is not having a bad game though as he collects a low 20-yard drive from Bolasie.

21:28 Crystal Palace substitution

69min: Problems for Sako it appears, as the forward who came on at half-time is going back off as he is replaced by Patrick Bamford.

There doesn't appear to be too much wrong with him, but he must be carrying some sort of problem as he has been one of Palace's better players in this half. He is going straight down the tunnel.


68min: But Sunderland are no better from set-plays as Van Aanholt blasts a low strike straight into the wall.

Palace counter from it, and some wonderful Zaha trickery buys him space to ruin into on the right, only to be hacked out by M'Vila as he is poised to cut into the box. No surprise to see another yellow card make an appearance.


66min: We haven't seen too many of these this evening. Sunderland win a free-kick 25 yards out as Watmore's charge forward is brought to a halt by a Scott Dann trip, with the Palace defender booked.

21:21 From Sportsmail's Jack Gaughan at Selhurst Park

'Palace's delivery from wide areas now up to much at all. Zaha been particularly disappointing.'

Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace is challenged by Billy Jones of Sunderland 21:21

63min: Crucial tackle from Delaney! A ball over the top from Lee Cattermole looks like it has released Defoe on goal but a last gasp lunge from the Crystal Palace defenders sees him intercept before the striker can control the ball.

21:18 Double Sunderland substitution

60min: It is indeed a double change for Sunderland as Duncan Watmore replaces Larsson while Fletcher departs in favour of Jeremain Lens.


59min: So close! Palace have looked livelier this half and nearly open the scoring as Sako arcs a dipping shot across goal from 25 yards which falls narrowly wide. Pantilimon looked well beaten.


57min: More yellow cards. Now Defoe is booked after unsportsmanlike behaviour as Sam Allardyce looks like he is preparing a substitution or two.


54min: So have Palace improved their set-pieces?


Sako's ball into the box from the free-kick is easily taken by Pantilimon.

Yann M'Vila of Sunderland (left) slides in to clear the ball from Wilfred Zaha of Crystal Palace 21:12

53min: There's our first booking, and I can't say I'm surprised as Billy Jones goes flying in with a sliding tackle, getting none of the ball and all of Bolasie.

Moments earlier Pantilimon dived low across his goal to keep out a Cabaye effort from 25 yards


50min: Off the line! Palace are the only team not to concede from a set-piece this season and Cabaye ensures that record continues.

A Sunderland corner sees a small pocket of green shirts gather inside the box, before spreading out as the cross comes in.

Coates wins the ball with a glancing header across goal but Cabaye hooks the ball clear at the far stick. There's the benefit of sticking players on the posts folks...


48min: Immediately Palace come out attacking but they are running into the same problems. Sako whips in a dangerous cross from the left which fails to be picked up, before Joel Ward fires way over the crossbar from 25 yards.

21:03 SECOND HALF: Crystal Palace make a half-time switch

On comes Bakary Sako for Palace as Jason Puncheon makes way.

Despite placing a French flag on his kit before kick-off, Cabaye moved the tricolore on to a black armband 21:02 Here are a selection of first half stats from Selhurst Park

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21:00 PLAYER WATCH: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland)

It's a credit to Jermain Defoe's first half performance that his contribution has not been as bad as his heat map makes out.

It may look like he has hardly featured, but the former Tottenham hitman has helped set up chances for Steven Fletcher, while the presence of the two Sunderland strikers has been enough to prevent Palace going all-out attack.

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20:54 Sam Allardyce challenged eight of his outfield players to defend before the game

And in that respect they have delivered. It's not been the most exciting of first halves but even then it has been a refreshing one for Sunderland supporters.

The defence has held strong and it's not been all backs to the wall, with the Black Cats finding avenues to counter attack.

Alan Pardew needs a Plan B to breakdown Sunderland - making more of set-pieces would be a start...

20:47 HALF-TIME: Crystal Palace 0-0 Sunderland Jason Puncheon of Crystal Palace takes a shot on goal during the first half 20:47

45+1min: Two minutes will be added on as Sunderland fans lead a chant of 'six in a row' in reference to their consecutive derby wins over Newcastle United.

Lee Cattermole finds Van Aanholt with a lovely through ball into the box but the wing-back's first touch is awful and he does well to win a corner in the end when he really should have been hitting the back of the net.


45min: Taxi for Van Aanholt. Wilfried Zaha's silky skills on the right see him dart past the wing-back before he floats a cross to the back post.

Sebastian Coates heads clear but the ball only goes as far as Yohan Cabaye who drags a dreadful half volley well wide to the point it nearly went out for a throw in.


42min: By contrast Alan Pardew will be disappointed with the final product of his Palace team. The Eagles have had a number of set-piece opportunities to trouble the Black Cats but the delivery really has been poor so far.

Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace attempts to keep alive an attack as he reaches high for the ball 20:40

39min: Coming up to five minutes before the break, I would wager Sunderland would be happier with the score so far.

The attacks have dried up recently but Sam Alalrdyce will be delighted with the way his team have defended.

20:38 From Sportsmail's Jack Gaughan at Selhurst Park

'Sunderland have been relatively dangerous on the break - three decent chances - but Palace are in the slight ascendency.

'Big Sam's five at the back making it difficult for Zaha and Bolasie to really motor but they're getting joy inside.'


36min: Concerns for Palace? After Zaha picks up play on the left and plays yet another cross into the Sunderland box, he pulls up injured. He's trying to continue now but there is definitely a limp in his jog.

Sunderland's John O'Shea (centre right) and Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie clash heads while competing for a header 20:34

33min: It's not catching light this, is it? Crystal Palace are trying to break down Sunderland but they just can't carve open a clear chance. There are just green shirts everywhere denying them space inside the box.


30min: Costel Pantilimon is finally called into action for Sunderland, but he is right behind a powerful rising James McArthur effort from 30 yards.


27min: Still Crystal Palace boss all the ball but they are finding no gaps in this watertight Sunderland defence.

The Black Cats are sticking to their counter attacks, but it's encouraging to see them try and keep the ball on the turf while doing so.


24min: It's a training ground routine from Sunderland as Seb Larsson cuts the ball back to Billy Jones, who from 20 yards sees a shot blocked.

Sunderland's John O'Shea (right) and Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie lie injured after a clash of heads O'Shea receives medical attention after a clash of heads but was ok to continue 20:24

23min: Penalty? No! Jermain Defoe tumbles inside the box after being brought down by Damien Delaney, but a free-kick is awarded on the right side of the penalty area near the touchline as the contact was outside. Good call from the referee.


20min: It looks like a back five to me for Sunderland (as Pardew predicted) with three centre-backs and wing backs of Van Aanholt and Jones.

It's working too. Palace have had over 66 per cent of the ball but are still yet to register a shot on goal.


17min: That's going to hurt in the morning. John O'Shea and Bolasie both jump to win a header inside the Sunderland box only for both to clash heads.

Thankfully both are back on their feet but the Black Cats defender needed a moment or two to gather his thoughts.


15min: Crikey, it must be frustrating being a Sunderland fan at times.

The Black Cats break with promise again but after Defoe lays the ball off to Fletcher, the attack soon grinds to a halt as a weak pass across the box is intercepted and cleared. So muh promise gone in the space of three seconds.

Crystal Palace's Connor Wickham (left) vies with Sunderland's Billy Jones 20:13

12min: And back come Palace. Van Aanholt chops down Joel Ward on the edge of the box to the right wing, but Yohan Cabaye's free-kick delivery into the box is headed cler.

Sunderland soon charge back down the field but after cutting across goal, Defoe can only fire wide. 


10min: Sunderland look like they have some fight in them this evening. Breaking from the back, Billy Jones somehow finds himself in a central attacking area of the pitch.

His ball into the box is dummied by Fletcher but at the far post, Patrick van Aanholt's near post effort is a good yard or two wide.

20:08 From Sportsmail's Jack Gaughan at Selhurst Park

'Alan Pardew's arms are spread and his head's shaking - not at all happy with Jason Puncheon's delivery from three early corners.'

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace takes on Lee Cattermole of Sunderland at the start of the game 20:07

6min: Since that chance though, Crystal Palace have been on the front foot - winning three corners in just as many minutes.

Sunderland survive them all but already they look susceptible to Yannick Bolasie's attacks down the left. 


3min: But it's Sunderland with the first half-chance. Jermain Defoe pulling off the marking of Joel Ward at the far post to nod a cross into the path of Steven Fletcher, who smashes a half-volley over the bar.

20:02 From Sportsmail's Jack Gaughan at Selhurst Park

'What a big night this is for Connor Wickham. Up there alone and he looks bang up for it already - a big sliding block within the first 20 seconds. His quotes over the weekend suggested he wouldn't mind getting one over his old side this evening.'

20:00 KICK-OFF: Sunderland will get us underway at Selhurst Park

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Players line up during the French national anthem in memory of the Paris attack victims 19:59 There is a moment of respect shown to the victims of the Paris terror attacks

Just like every other Premier League game this weekend, the players link arms in the centre of the pitch as the French national anthem is played over the stadium speaker to pay respect to the victims of the Paris terror attacks.

19:57 Out come the teams at Selhurst Park...

Crystal Palace with tracksuit tops on make their way out, while Sunderland are wearing their change green strip.

There is a banner at one end of Selhurst Park where Palace fans unveil a banner reading:

'Generation to generation, father to son, time will pass by, still, the Palace spirit lives on.'

Crystal Palace fans uneviled banners before the game as the players made their way out 19:54 From OptaJoe

3 - Crystal Palace have won only three of their last 10 Premier League games at Selhurst Park (W3 D1 L6). Uncomfortable.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 23, 2015 19:53 ...while Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce claims he is playing four at the back

'If you defend with two banks of four we can double up on Palace forwards. We need to cut out mistakes, that's been our biggest problem this season', Sam Allardyce told Sky Sports.

So what will Sunderland's defence look like - we'll find out in just over five minutes...

19:50 Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew banks on Sunderland playing five at the back...

'He's [Sam Allardyce] going to play five at the back so he is trying to create a system to cause us problems,' Pardew told Sky Sports. 'He tried it at Everton and it didn't work so he's been working on it.'

'It's not about lifting Connor Wickham, he hasn't been available. We missed his presence at Liverpool but he was magnificent at Chelsea. His link up play is massive as we have pace around him.'

19:44 From OptaJoe

1 - Sunderland have won just one of their last 15 Premier League games, drawing five and losing nine. Quagmire.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 23, 2015 19:41 The gloves are on for Connor Wickham as the Crystal Palace striker warms up

And the former Sunderland forward is keen to keep as warm as he can. I'm surprised he isn't warming up with a balaclava judging by his attempt to cover every body part from the cold.

Meanwhile Lee Cattermole is happy enough with just a standard jumper over his match wear - old school.

Connor Wickham of Crystal Palace warms up before the Barclays Premier League match Lee Cattermole of Sunderland warms up before the game at Selhurst Park Jermain Defoe (centre) of Sunderland warms up with team-mates Seb Larsson (left) and John O'Shea 19:33 PLAYER WATCH: Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace)

So many eyes will be on Yannick Bolasie this evening to see if he can continue his fine form.

A reference point for his display would be the Liverpool game before the international break when Palace won 2-1 at Anfield.

Here is his heat map and on the below link is his match stats from the game. Will he be able to attack either flank with the same amount of freedom tonight?

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19:25 How a playground's slide and Wendy house made Yannick Bolasie a Crystal Palace star that Alan Pardew wouldn't sell for £25m

ROB DRAPER: You will know Yannick Bolasie. Maybe only recently have Premier League defenders realised exactly what a handful he is.

But you will know him as the man who overshadowed Steven Gerrard’s farewell at Anfield last May to such an extent that he was applauded off by the Kop; as the man who bewildered Chelsea earlier in the season when winning at Stamford Bridge was still a rarity; as the man who returned to Anfield two weeks ago to play the central role in defeating Liverpool once again.

So which exalted football academy honed the bewitching skills, dribbling technique and the speed of the man who could see Wembley Stadium from his childhood home and who attended the same primary school as Raheem Sterling? Was it Palace? His local club, QPR? Chelsea, perhaps, or maybe Arsenal, 10 miles from his home?

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19:19 The warm-ups are underway at Selhurst Park...

The advantage for Vito Mannone is he can at least keep that scarf on once the game starts due his place being on the bench.

Vito Mannone of Sunderland warms up with a Sunderland scarf covering his face Early Sunderland fans display a sign in support of manager Sam Allardyce and striker Fabio Borini 19:13 Full line-ups from Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Delaney, Dann, Souare, Cabaye, McArthur, Bolasie, Puncheon, Zaha, Wickham.
Subs: Speroni, Bamford, Jedinak, Sako, Ledley, Chamakh, Kelly.

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Kaboul, O'Shea, Coates, Jones, Larsson, Cattermole, M'Vila, Van Aanholt, Fletcher, Defoe.
Subs: Johnson, Lens, Graham, Toivonen, Yedlin, Mannone, Watmore.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

19:11 Connor Wickham comes into Crystal Palace team to start against former club

Crystal Palace make two changes to the side which grabbed a brilliant result to win 2-1 at Liverpool.

Connor Wickham replaces Bakary Sako in attack as he starts against his former side, while Joel Ward also comes into the team at the expense of Martin Kelly.

Sunderland though make five alterations from the team who slumped to a 1-0 loss against Southampton.

Jermain Defoe comes into the side at the expense of Duncan Watmore, who has just penned a new deal at the club.

Seb Larsson, Lee Cattermole, John O'Shea and Patrick van Aanholt are also recalled as DeAndre Yedlin, Ola Toivonen, Jordi Gomez and Adam Johnson drop out.


Big thumbs up from @IAmJermainDefoe #HawayTheLads

— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) November 23, 2015 19:01 Sunderland starting XI

Pantilimon, Jones, Van Aanholt, Cattermole, Larsson, Kaboul, O'Shea, Defoe, M'Vila, Coates, Fletcher.

19:00 Crystal Palace starting XI

Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, McArthur, Cabaye, Zaha, Puncheon, Bolasie, Wickham.

18:57 Team should is coming up next from Selhurst Park...

The pitch has been watered on what is rather a chilly evening at Selhurst Park, with team news from both sides on the way next.

Sprinklers water the pitch in the background at Selhurst Park before Crystal Palace vs Sunderland 18:49 Crystal Palace US investment to take club to 'next level' should be secured by Christmas, says co-owner Steve Parish

Crystal Palace co-owner Steve Parish is confident that a deal to sell a shareholding to US investors that will take the club to the 'next level' will be in place by Christmas.

Parish, along with fellow owners Stephen Browett, Jeremy Hosking and Martin Long, rescued the Eagles from administration five years ago and are now looking to the future after reaching an agreement in principal with Josh Harris, the co-founder of Apollo Global Management and his business partner David Blitzer.

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18:46 Here are the full results from this weekend's Premier League matches

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18:41 Yohan Cabaye will have a French flag on his shirt this evening

The Crystal Palace midfielder's gesture is a mark of respect to the victims of the Paris terror attacks.

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