Stanislas’s late penalty sinks Palace
BOURNEMOUTH snatched a dramatic 2-1 win over Crystal Palace as Junior Stanislas’s last-gasp penalty sealed the points at Dean Court on Monday night.
Eddie Howe’s side took an early lead through David Brooks before Patrick Van Aanholt bagged a controversial second-half equaliser for Palace.
Van Aanholt looked offside when he fired home, but Bournemouth hit back to maintain their impressive start to the season.
With three minutes left, substitute Stanislas coolly converted a penalty awarded after Mamadou Sakho elbowed Jefferson Lerma.
The Cherries’ fourth win of the season lifted them to seventh in the Premier League.
“It’s a massive win for us. Palace have got some very good players. It was all hands to the pump to keep them out,” Howe said.
It was Bournemouth’s first home league win against Palace since November 1988.
“The penalty we gave away at the end was very disappointing,” frustrated Palace boss Roy Hodgson said. “I don’t know that Mama deliberately tried to catch him, but it looks to me that he did.”
Palace stay mid-table after their fourth loss this term.