Crystal Palace struck twice in the second half through Wilfried Zaha and Tyrick Mitchell to secure a 3-2 win over Aston Villa in an entertaining Premier League match at Selhurst Park on Sunday.
Defender Mitchell bundled the ball home in the 84th minute from Eberechi Eze’s effort to make it 3-2 after Zaha charged towards the Villa box and blasted home an effort that flew in off Ahmed El Mohamady with 15 minutes remaining.
Villa forward Anwar El-Ghazi had made it 2-1 to the visitor in the first half after skipper John McGinn’s side-footed opener was cancelled out by Christian Benteke’s header.
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The result denied Villa a first league double over Palace since the 1980-81 season when the Birmingham-based side won the top-flight title.
“It’s a dream come true,” Mitchell told Sky Sports. “I was just gambling. I tried…