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Anichebe Benched In West Brom Defeat By Crystal Palace

Anichebe Benched In West Brom Defeat By Crystal Palace

By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Nigeria's Victor Anichebe was an unused substitute Saturday as West Bromwich Albion were defeated 2-0 at Selhurst Park by Crystal Palace.

Anichebe has only played one game for the Midlands this season.

A vociferous home crowd had to wait until the 68th minute for eccentric winger Bolasie to head home before Cabaye's coolly taken penalty added comfort in the final few minutes.

Bolasie scored his first goal in three years as Crystal Palace beat West Bromwich Albion to move within a point of leaders Manchester United.

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 Tony Pulis' West Brom went close to taking an early lead at Selhurst Park when Saido Berahino managed to guide his lob over Wayne Hennessey, but his effort cleared by the crossbar too.

After Bolasie fired an effort straight at Boaz Myhill, Wilfried Zaha almost helped the Eagles break the deadlock as he cut inside Chris Brunt before firing a shot narrowly wide. Brunt then missed the target for the Baggies before Yohan Cabaye struck a volley, which flew inches past the post.

Palace finally took the lead midway through the second half as Cabaye's  pass found Bolasie, who headed past Myhill from close range. The Eagles were then awarded a penalty in the dying minutes as Zaha's ran towards goal before being brought down by Brunt.

Cabaye duly stepped up and sent his spot kick beyond the reach of Myhill as Palace move into third place in the Premier League.

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