Liverpool endured another forgettable afternoon
at Selhurst Park on Sunday as they were beaten
3-1 by Crystal Palace, SkySports reports.
Brendan Rodgers saw his side make the perfect
start, as Rickie Lambert netted inside the
opening 90 seconds, but there was to be more
pain in the rain for the men from Merseyside.
Liverpool saw their title dreams dashed in south
London last season, as they squandered a three-
goal lead, and they were once again unable to
prevent plucky Palace from pegging them back
as Dwight Gayle, Joe Ledley and Mile Jedinak
found the target.
Lambert’s first goal for his boyhood club offered
the visitors a dream start, as he was freed by a
brilliant pass from Adam Lallana and fired low
under Julian Speroni.
The hosts grew into the game, though, and drew
level on 17 minutes when the lively Yannick
Bolasie saw a skidding drive cannon back off the
base of the post and Gayle bundle home the
Things got even better for Neil Warnock’s men
after the interval, as they clambered out of the
Premier League drop zone, with Joe Ledley firing
through the legs of Simon Mignolet on 78
minutes and Jedinak curling a spectacular free-
kick into the top corner nine minutes from time.