Premier League

 Full TimePEAC
Crystal PalaceCRY
Aston VillaAVL
 0-1O. Watkins  5'
W. Zaha  7' 1-1 
W. Zaha  58' 2-1 
J. Mateta  71' 3-1 
AVLO. Watkins  5' 0-1
CRYW. Zaha  7' 1-1
CRYW. Zaha  58' 2-1
CRYJ. Mateta  71' 3-1
HT: 1-1
Selhurst Park (Attendance: 22,012)
Referee: Andy Madley
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Zaha scores 2, Palace beats Villa 3-1 for 1st EPL win

LONDON (AP) Wilfried Zaha underlined his importance to Crystal Palace with two more goals as his team picked up a first Premier League win of the season by fighting back to beat Aston Villa 3-1 on Saturday.

The forward, who scored for Palace in a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Monday, swiftly canceled out Ollie Watkins' fifth-minute opener at Selhurst Park before converting on the rebound after his penalty in the 58th was saved by Emiliano Martinez.

Substitute Jean-Philippe Mateta grabbed the Eagles' clinching goal with his first touch, with Zaha again involved.

Zaha has now scored in each of the Eagles' last seven top-flight victories and was given a standing ovation when he was brought off late on.

Patrick Vieira's team also had Jeffrey Schlupp's goal disallowed for offside during a dominant performance.

Villa faded fast after the rapid start, though did hit the crossbar through Leon Bailey at 1-1, and manager Steven Gerrard will leave south London with plenty to ponder.

Villa has lost both of its away games so far, while winning at home to Everton.

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Updated August 20, 2022