Crystal Palace 1-0 Stoke Stats and Highlights
Jason Puncheon scored the only goal of the game as Crystal Palace moved off the bottom of the Premier League table with a victory against Stoke.
Puncheon missed a penalty in the Eagles’ 2-0 defeat at Tottenham last week but scored the decisive goal just after half-time against the Potters.
Stoke’s best chance of the match saw Marc Wilson’s header pushed wide by Julian Speroni in the first half.
The win moves Tony Pulis’s side to within two points of former club Stoke.
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Venue: Selhurst Park
Date: Saturday, 18 January, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
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Stoke won 2-1 in the first-ever Premier League meeting between the sides back in August.
The Potters are unbeaten in their last three visits to Selhurst Park, including a 0-0 draw in the FA Cup last season.
Tony Pulis managed Stoke for 464 games in two spells in charge, winning 169, losing 165 and drawing 130.
Palace have won just one of their last six Premier League matches.
They have scored only seven goals from open play in the league; eight players in the division have more.
They have kept five clean sheets in their last 10 matches, conceding only 10 goals.
Mile Jedinak has made an average of 6.9 tackles/interceptions per match this season, the highest total in the Premier League.
Stoke conceded five goals in a top-flight match last weekend for the first time since March 1982. Both of those games were against Liverpool.
Peter Crouch scored Stoke’s first headed goal of the season against Liverpool in what was their 21st fixture.
The Potters have conceded five penalties in the league this season, a joint high with Everton and Crystal Palace.
They have conceded a total of 14 goals in their last four Premier League games.