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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steffen Iversen by Paul McShane. Direct free kick taken by Dean Moxey.
The ball is delivered by Matthew Hill, save made by Julian Speroni.
Garry O'Connor is brought on as a substitute for Andy Gray.
Jermaine Easter on for James Vaughan.
A cross is delivered by Diego Arismendi, save by Julian Speroni.
Martin Devaney sends in a cross, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.
Sean Scannell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Neil Danns.
Martin Devaney delivers the ball, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.
Paul McShane concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick McCarthy. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Martin Devaney. Save made by Julian Speroni. Jacob Butterfield takes the inswinging corner, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.
Martin Devaney is brought on as a substitute for Danny Haynes.
The ball is sent over by Jacob Butterfield.
James Vaughan scores a penalty. Crystal Palace 2-1 Barnsley.The ball is sent over by Neil Danns, James Vaughan fouled by Diego Arismendi, the ref awards a Penalty.
The ball is delivered by Steffen Iversen, James Vaughan takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.
Diego Arismendi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha. Direct free kick taken by Kemy Agustien.
Diego Arismendi on for Bobby Hassell.
Wilfried Zaha joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darren Ambrose.
Danny Haynes sends in a cross, Marlon Harewood takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick McCarthy.
Matthew Hill sends in a cross.
Neil Danns takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele. Inswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose, Marlon Harewood manages to make a clearance.
Header from deep inside the area by Andy Gray goes over the bar.
The ball is swung over by Kemy Agustien.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Gray on Anthony Gardner. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
The ball is crossed by Danny Haynes, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.
Neil Danns crosses the ball, Paul McShane manages to make a clearance.
Marlon Harewood is shown a yellow card. Steffen Iversen fouled by Marlon Harewood, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
Hugo Colace sends in a cross, clearance by Anthony Gardner. Jacob Butterfield takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
Darren Ambrose produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Volleyed right-footed shot by James Vaughan. Save by Luke Steele.
Steffen Iversen is given a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Luke Steele by Steffen Iversen results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Dean Moxey produces a cross, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.
Darren Ambrose delivers the ball, clearance by Bobby Hassell.
Foul by Nathan Doyle on Steffen Iversen, free kick awarded. Darren Ambrose has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Neil Danns by Matthew Hill results in a free kick. Kemy Agustien takes the direct free kick.
Bobby Hassell delivers the ball, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.
Marlon Harewood fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-1 Barnsley.Assist on the goal came from Jason Shackell.
The ball is delivered by Bobby Hassell, Dean Moxey gets a block in.
Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni. Corner taken left-footed by Jacob Butterfield, clearance made by Kemy Agustien.
A cross is delivered by Matthew Hill.
Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Blocked by Kemy Agustien.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Haynes by Kemy Agustien. Jacob Butterfield delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Kemy Agustien.
Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield, Paul McShane concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick McCarthy. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
Hugo Colace is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.
Danny Haynes delivers the ball, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Jacob Butterfield.
Neil Danns finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-0 Barnsley.
Hugo Colace takes a shot. Anthony Gardner gets a block in. Darren Ambrose crosses the ball, James Vaughan has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
Steffen Iversen is ruled offside. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.
Paul McShane sends in a cross, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.
The ball is swung over by Bobby Hassell, Dean Moxey makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, clearance made by Hugo Colace.
Corner taken by Darren Ambrose, Paul McShane manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Steffen Iversen, blocked by Jason Shackell. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Darren Ambrose.
James Vaughan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Marlon Harewood.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Gray by Anthony Gardner. Free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.
Nathaniel Clyne delivers the ball. The offside flag is raised against James Vaughan. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Neil Danns takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Hill.
Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Blocked by Neil Danns. Close range shot by Neil Danns goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Nathaniel Clyne sends in a cross.
Matthew Hill challenges Neil Danns unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Ambrose has an effort direct from the free kick, clearance made by Matthew Hill.
Bobby Hassell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Ambrose. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Darren Ambrose from right wing, Jason Shackell makes a clearance. Corner from right by-line taken by Darren Ambrose.
Matthew Hill produces a cross, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.
Hugo Colace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Vaughan. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
Bobby Hassell delivers the ball, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.
Centre by Paul McShane.
Handball by Marlon Harewood. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
Return of the Mac for Eagles
Crystal Palace welcome back skipper Paddy McCarthy for the home clash with Barnsley.
Centre-half McCarthy missed the 2-2 draw against Derby last time out through suspension after his red card at QPR.
Gavin Mahon is set to be added to the squad after completing his loan switch from Loftus Road last week.
The experienced midfielder has not made a single appearance all season due to various injury problems but he has been in full training all week.
Kemy Agustien is still waiting to make his Eagles debut following his loan switch from Swansea but fellow midfielder Alex Marrow faces another couple of weeks on the sidelines with the ankle injury which has kept him out for nearly two months.
Barnsley skipper Stephen Foster and fellow defender Paul McShane could return to the squad.
Centre-back Foster, sidelined for the last seven matches due to a torn thigh muscle, returned to full training this week and hopes to be included.
McShane, on loan from Hull, was expected to be ruled out for at least four weeks due to a hamstring tear, but has made a rapid recovery and could even start.
Striker Danny Haynes is set to be involved after recovering from a leg injury.
But midfielder Jacob Mellis, on loan from Chelsea, and defender Lee Peltier are struggling with respective hamstring and groin problems and could miss out, while midfielder Diego Arismendi is battling to shake off a knock.
Barnsley have won only one of their last nine league matches.
Eagles soar clear of bottom three
James Vaughan tucked away a vital penalty as Crystal Palace edged further clear of the npower Championship drop zone with a 2-1 victory at home to Barnsley.
The Everton loanee was enduring a tough afternoon, passing up a host of opportunities and having numerous penalty appeals turned down.
But referee Karl Evans finally obliged after Vaughan took another tumble with 15 minutes remaining, and the striker made no mistake from the spot.
Vaughan and Neil Danns should have put Palace out of sight before the latter finally fired them ahead after half an hour.
But the Eagles dozed off just before the interval to allow Marlon Harewood to convert a rare chance for Barnsley and net his third goal since joining on loan from Blackpool.
The one-way traffic continued in the second half but Luke Steele kept Palace at bay until Vaughan snatched the points.
Palace almost took the lead after 15 minutes when Nathaniel Clyne's weak shot was fumbled by Tykes keeper Steele.
The ball fell to Darren Ambrose, whose scuffed effort bounced to Danns but the midfielder could not turn it in from all of three yards out.
Vaughan was looking lively and he ran onto a fine pass from Kemy Agustien and outpaced Paul McShane only to shoot wide.
Vaughan claimed he should have had a penalty after 22 minutes when he was sent sprawling in the area but referee Evans did not agree.
Ambrose then went on a marauding run down the flank and crossed for Vaughan but again the striker's header flew the wrong side of the post.
But Barnsley eventually caved in when Danny Haynes gifted the ball to Danns in midfield and he was allowed to stride forward to the edge of the area and ping a left-footed shot into the corner of the net.
However, against the run of play, the Tykes forced an equaliser before the interval.
Julian Speroni pulled off a fine save to keep out a shot from Jacob Butterfield, but he could do nothing moments later when Harewood got in behind the back four and coolly sidefooted Jason Shackell's pass across the Palace keeper into the net.
Vaughan was feeling aggrieved again after the break when he appeared to be shoved to the ground in the area, but again Evans was not interested.
Danns thought he had doubled his tally with a rasping drive that looked destined for the top corner but Steele pulled off a stunning save, and the keeper repeated the trick from Vaughan's point-blank header.
But when Diego Arismendi climbed on Vaughan's back in the box, the referee finally pointed to the spot and Vaughan did the rest.
Danns was denied again by the post after a mazy run, but the Eagles had Speroni to thank for securing the points with a fine save from Martin Devaney late on.
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