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Danny Gabbidon makes a clearance.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Stuart O'Keefe grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland.
Clearance made by Modibo Diakite.
Dean Moxey makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Jonathan Williams from the left by-line.
Kagisho Dikgacoi takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.
Unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher by Danny Gabbidon results in a free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jonathan Williams.
Clearance by Danny Gabbidon.
Jonathan Williams has an effort at goal. Keiren Westwood parries the effort to safety.
Ondrej Celustka makes a clearance.
Jonathan Williams has an effort at goal. Keiren Westwood fumbles the ball.
Aaron Wilbraham comes on in place of Dwight Gayle.
Stuart O'Keefe on for Marouane Chamakh.
Adam Johnson takes a shot. Julian Speroni blocks the ball.
Joel Ward makes a clearance.
Penalty taken right-footed by Dwight Gayle and scored. Crystal Palace 2-1 Sunderland.
John O'Shea shown a red card.
John O'Shea concedes a Penalty for a foul on Dwight Gayle.
Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.
Jonathan Williams makes a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Sebastian Larsson.
Modibo Diakite manages to make a clearance.
Jonathan Williams takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
Joel Ward sends in a cross.
Centre by Jason Puncheon.
The ball is sent over by Dwight Gayle.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Johnson.
Clearance by Kagisho Dikgacoi.
Clearance by Sebastian Larsson.
Danny Gabbidon restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Dean Moxey went wide right of the net.
Joel Ward manages to make a clearance.
Clearance by Damien Delaney.
Jack Colback produces a cross.
The ball is sent over by Charis Mavrias.
Jason Puncheon takes a fantastic shot and went wide left of the target.
Emanuele Giaccherini leaves the field to be replaced by Charis Mavrias.
Damien Delaney makes a clearance.
Adam Johnson manages to make a clearance.
Mile Jedinak takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.
The ball is sent over by Sebastian Larsson.
The ball is delivered by Ondrej Celustka.
Jonathan Williams replaces Jose Campana.
Free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.
John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jason Puncheon.
Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Clearance made by Danny Gabbidon.
Ondrej Celustka delivers the ball.
Mile Jedinak manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Adam Johnson from the right by-line.
The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
The first half comes to an end.
Danny Gabbidon challenges Emanuele Giaccherini unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Steven Fletcher is brought on as a substitute for Dong-Won Ji.
Shot by Mile Jedinak went wide of the right-hand post.
Marouane Chamakh makes a clearance.
Adam Johnson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sebastian Larsson by Jason Puncheon.
Clearance made by Marouane Chamakh.
Dean Moxey manages to make a clearance.
Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Adam Johnson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Moxey on Adam Johnson.
Jose Campana crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Mile Jedinak fouled by Connor Wickham, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Ondrej Celustka.
Shot by Dwight Gayle. Blocked by Modibo Diakite.
Clearance made by Damien Delaney.
Jason Puncheon takes a shot and went wide left of the net.
Kagisho Dikgacoi takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
Emanuele Giaccherini takes a shot. Danny Gabbidon gets a block in.
Danny Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.
Connor Wickham takes a shot. Kagisho Dikgacoi gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Dean Moxey.
Damien Delaney goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Emanuele Giaccherini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Ward.
Shot by Jason Puncheon missed to the right of the net.
Dean Moxey is ruled offside.
Kagisho Dikgacoi takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by David Vaughan.
Dean Moxey crosses the ball.
Connor Wickham takes a weak shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Header at goal by Modibo Diakite misses to the right.
Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.
Clearance by Joel Ward.
David Vaughan makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastian Larsson on Jose Campana.
Emanuele Giaccherini produces a cross.
Marouane Chamakh concedes a free kick for a foul on Modibo Diakite.
Kagisho Dikgacoi sends in a cross.
Connor Wickham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak.
Shot by Connor Wickham. Damien Delaney gets a block in.
Adam Johnson crosses the ball.
Clearance made by Jose Campana.
Danny Gabbidon grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Crystal Palace 1-0 Sunderland.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Jose Campana.
Clearance by Modibo Diakite.
Shot by Jose Campana. Keiren Westwood makes a block.
A cross is delivered by Joel Ward.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dwight Gayle on Jack Colback.
John O'Shea makes a clearance.
Modibo Diakite makes a clearance.
The referee gets the match started.
Holloway full of optimism
Manager Ian Holloway maintains there are plenty of reasons to believe Crystal Palace can have a successful season as they look to record a first win against Sunderland at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
The Eagles slumped to a third straight defeat this term when a much-changed side crashed out of the Capital One Cup at Bristol City in midweek.
However, Holloway believes with plenty of hard work and the injection of some new faces ahead of the transfer window - with talks over a deal for Reading forward Jimmy Kebe at an advanced stage - then the south-east London club can fight their way to an extended stay in the Barclays Premier League.
"We might be behind a few (in terms of bringing players in), but so far we have (only) lost 1-0 (at home to Tottenham) and 2-1 (at Stoke)," Holloway said.
"We played better in those games than we did in the cup tie, so I am full of optimism and hope.
"I just need some players across the line before Monday, then galvanise them into a group, which is not easy, but we will do all we can to make our fans proud.
"We just have to stick together and work hard."
Palace have held talks with veteran defender William Gallas, but a deal looks unlikely, while free agent Carlton Cole is another target following his release by West Ham over the summer.
Huddersfield right-back Jack Hunt is also said to be on Holloway's extended wishlist.
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has not been slow in strengthening his squad to avoid another relegation dogfight.
Like Holloway, Italian coach Di Canio is certainly a colourful character.
The Eagles boss - who has been charged by the Football Association for his post-match blast to the officials after the defeat to Spurs - is looking forward to going head to head on the touchline.
"Good luck to him. It is a great chance for him," the Palace boss said.
"His energy is quite intense and he certainly has his own style."
Palace again look set to be without winger Jerome Thomas because of an ankle problem.
Midfielder Yannick Bolasie (hamstring) is also sidelined, while captain Paddy McCarthy (groin) continues his rehabilitation, along with forward Glenn Murray (knee).
Sunderland midfielder Stephane Sessegnon will not make the trip after being arrested and charged with drink driving.
But striker Steven Fletcher will hope for a first appearance for the club in more than five months in the Barclays Premier League clash.
Evergreen Palace striker Kevin Phillips, who scored 30 goals in his first Premier League season at the Stadium of Light, is now 40 years old, but still making an impact, if now in shorter bursts.
At his venerable age, Phillips, who converted the play-off final penalty which sent Palace back into the top flight, is more often than not cast in the role of impact substitute.
Di Canio has made a point of studying his club's history since his arrival as manager, and he is well aware both of the affection in which he and former strike-partner Niall Quinn are still held in the city, and his enduring quality.
He said: "Of course, especially when he used to play next to the big fella. They were a very good couple.
"It was a typical mixture, one tall who keeps the ball and the man who plays around the big giant.
"He's a fantastic finisher, sharp, quick. He can take on his opponent, so he is a skilful player also.
"When you have got quality, you have got quality, even when you are 45, so we have to be careful if he plays because he can cause problems, especially on the edge of our box or inside the box."
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