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Joe Bennett crosses the ball, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Wilfried Zaha.
Wilfried Zaha booked.
Corner taken left-footed by Cameron Park from the right by-line to the near post, Julio Arca concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Moxey. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Wilfried Zaha. Nicky Bailey takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Sean Scannell. Free kick taken by Julio Arca.
Nicky Bailey produces a cross, Leroy Lita challenges Dean Moxey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
Wilfried Zaha challenges Tony McMahon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.
Steffen Iversen is ruled offside. Nicky Bailey restarts play with the free kick.
Steffen Iversen comes on in place of James Vaughan. Sean Scannell is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Tony McMahon restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Wilfried Zaha from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Pablo Counago played to the near post, Tony McMahon makes a clearance.
James Vaughan fouled by Joe Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Pablo Counago takes the free kick.
Nicky Bailey takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Pablo Counago coming on for Jermaine Easter.
The ball is crossed by Tony McMahon, save made by Julian Speroni.
The ball is swung over by Jermaine Easter.
Jermaine Easter is given a yellow card. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine Easter on Jason Steele. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Sean Scannell from the right by-line played to the near post, Nicky Bailey makes a clearance.
Dean Moxey produces a cross, clearance made by Jonathan Grounds.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Tony McMahon, save by Julian Speroni.
The ball is delivered by Scott McDonald, save by Julian Speroni.
Sean Scannell is brought on as a substitute for Darren Ambrose.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermaine Easter. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.
Scott McDonald produces a cross, save by Julian Speroni.
Scott McDonald comes on in place of Kris Boyd.
Corner taken by Tony McMahon from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Darren Ambrose. Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon from the right by-line to the near post, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.
Jermaine Easter challenges Jonathan Grounds unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.
Nicky Bailey fouled by Jermaine Easter, the ref awards a free kick. Julio Arca takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Jermaine Easter. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by Tony McMahon, Nathaniel Clyne manages to make a clearance.
Leroy Lita takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.
Jermaine Easter takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line to the near post, Jonathan Grounds manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Tony McMahon played to the near post, clearance by Anthony Gardner.
Tony McMahon crosses the ball, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.
James Vaughan concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony McMahon. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
Cameron Park is brought on as a substitute for Jonathan Franks.
Joe Bennett crosses the ball, save by Julian Speroni.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca by Jermaine Easter. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.
Wilfried Zaha is caught offside. Julio Arca takes the free kick.
James Vaughan finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-0 Middlesbrough.
Short corner taken by Darren Ambrose.
Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Blocked by Seb Hines.
Darren Ambrose takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Tony McMahon manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by David Wright, Jonathan Grounds gets a block in.
Leroy Lita has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Kris Boyd takes a shot.
Alex Marrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Lita. Julio Arca takes the direct free kick.
Jonathan Grounds handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Tony McMahon.
Jonathan Grounds on for Matthew Bates.
Jonathan Franks crosses the ball, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.
Julio Arca takes a shot.
Unfair challenge on Kris Boyd by Patrick McCarthy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Vaughan on Tony McMahon. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Anthony Gardner by Leroy Lita results in a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
Julio Arca takes a shot. David Wright gets a block in.
Tony McMahon takes a inswinging corner. Tony McMahon takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, James Vaughan makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Andrew Taylor, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.
James Vaughan has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Jermaine Easter results in a free kick. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Anthony Gardner challenges Leroy Lita unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
Kris Boyd is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Moxey set for Palace debut
Dean Moxey is in line to make his Crystal Palace debut against Middlesbrough.
The defender joined Palace from Derby on transfer deadline day but was not able to feature at Watford on Tuesday night as he was suspended, having been sent off on his final appearance for the Rams.
Moxey could go straight in at left-back in place of Matt Parsons, despite the teenager's impressive recent displays.
Centre-half Anthony Gardner sat things out at Vicarage Road with a knock and will be checked over with Adam Barrett on standby to deputise again.
Full-back Lee Hills remains a long-term absentee with a knee injury.
James Vaughan keeps his place in attack after scoring his first goal since returning on loan from Everton in Tuesday's 1-1 draw.
Meanwhile, manager Tony Mowbray is facing a major selection headache as Middlesbrough attempt to defend a six-game unbeaten npower Championship run.
Mowbray has no fewer than 11 men on the injured list with only Mikael Tavares (fractured toe) and Marvin Emnes, whose groin problem is still being assessed, in with a chance of making the squad.
German midfielder Maximilian Haas could be included for the first time after completing a move from Bayern Munich's II team earlier this week but midfielder Merouane Zemmama is likely to watch from the stands after having to return to his native Morocco to apply for a visa.
Midfielder Tarmo Kink returned to training after illness on Thursday but will not travel as he completes his recovery.
Barry Robson (Achilles), Danny Coyne (back), Stephen McManus and Luke Williams (ankle ligaments), Kevin Thomson (hairline fracture of the fibula), Willo Flood (knee), Rhys Williams (pelvis) and Justin Hoyte (hamstring) remain on the sidelines.
Vaughan edges Palace past Boro
James Vaughan's deflected strike proved the difference as Crystal Palace edged out their npower Championship relegation rivals Middlesbrough 1-0.
The striker, on loan from Everton, collected the ball and dribbled past a couple of Boro defenders before unleashing a shot that took a deflection and nestled in the net to give Dougie Freedman his first win since being named officially as Palace manager.
The Eagles had chances to kill the game off through Jermaine Easter and Darren Ambrose, and though they were made to hang on in the final stages, they managed to claim victory.
Boro were a touch unlucky to come away with nothing as they dominated possession and saw Julio Arca hit the post in the first half.
However, their failure to create any meaningful chances came back to haunt them as they saw their six-match unbeaten run come to an end.
Although Palace stayed in 21st place in the league, they moved four points clear of the drop zone.
Dean Moxey made his debut following a transfer deadline-day move from Derby in one of four changes to the Palace side that claimed a heartening 1-1 draw at Watford.
Tony Mowbray had no fewer than 11 players on the treatment table but he made just one change to the line-up that defeated Scunthorpe on Tuesday, with Jonathan Franks replacing the injured Marvin Emnes.
Despite their growing injury list, Boro have been on a good run of late and following a lifeless opening in which neither team was able to force the initiative, Arca nearly brought the game to life when his early strike from 35 yards cracked the post.
Kris Boyd and Leroy Lita narrowly missed the target with further long-range efforts as the visitors started to dominate proceedings.
Their failure to create any clear-cut opportunities came back to haunt them though as Vaughan broke the deadlock in the 36th minute.
The striker collected the ball and weaved his way through the Boro defence before his strike took a deflection, which lifted the ball over the unfortunate Jason Steele.
Mowbray's men had been looking vulnerable at the back after Matthew Bates had gone off injured and though they trailed at half-time, they could be consoled by the fact they came from behind to beat the Eagles the last time the two sides met in November.
However, they were indebted to Steele, who kept his side in the game with fine saves from Easter and Ambrose.
The Boro keeper's stop from Ambrose was particularly impressive as he had to get down low to palm the former Newcastle man's effort from the edge of the area to safety.
As the visitors pushed for an equaliser, Wilfried Zaha struck wide from 12 yards on the counter attack.
Boro were unable to test Julian Speroni in the closing stages despite good pressure and the hosts claimed their first win in six matches.
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