Witness the complete replay and highlights of the Crystal Palace vs Liverpool match.
The game will commence at 12:30 (GMT) on the 9th of December 2023
Overseeing the match is the referee A. Madley
The match took place at the venue Selhurst Park
This is a fixture in the Premier League of England, Week 16, Season 2023/2024
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Full Match Reports
Liverpool orchestrated a stunning comeback, leaving Crystal Palace in sheer disbelief as they clinched a 2-1 victory in the Premier League (PL), reasserting their dominance against the Eagles after two drawn encounters last season.
In the initial 15 minutes, the Reds dominated possession, but Roy Hodgson’s resilient side limited them to a speculative attempt by Kostas Tsimikas and a Ryan Gravenberch strike thwarted by Odsonne Édouard. Joel Ward showcased Palace’s early determination on his 350th club appearance, using every means to stop Mohamed Salah, from a toe interception to preventing Trent Alexander-Arnold’s deflected cross with a determined header.
All Palace’s defensive efforts forced Alisson Becker into the game’s first save. A swift Eagles move led to Jordan Ayew delivering a cross that Jefferson Lerma met with a first-time finish, miraculously denied by the Brazilian. Despite a VAR-check overturning a penalty decision, the Eagles persisted, with Chris Richards and Hughes blocking Salah and Dominik Szoboszlai’s attempts before the break.
Both managers made changes for the second half, and Palace’s Jean-Philippe Mateta won a penalty, converting it himself to score his first league goal and ignite Selhurst Park in celebration. The match took a drastic turn as Jordan Ayew received a second yellow for fouling Harvey Elliott after 75 minutes. In a matter of moments, Mohamed Salah unleashed a deflected strike past Sam Johnstone, marking his 200th goal and leveling the score.
Following Johnstone’s injury, debutant Remi Matthews had no chance against Elliott’s strike, propelling Liverpool to the top of the table before Arsenal’s clash with Aston Villa. The Reds extended their unbeaten run to nine matches, while the Eagles’ bitter disappointment deepened with just one point from their last six outings, compounded by Joachim Andersen’s late header being saved.
Man of the Match: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).