Vital Report - Norwich City 1-3 Crystal Palace
Palace started the new season with debutants Alex McCarthy and Yohan Cabaye, scoring on his with the last kick of the game, making debuts. Norwich started well with a dominant performance in the opening twenty minutes with Wilfried Zaha volleying home on thirty-nine minutes.
After halftime Palace doubled their lead through defender Damian Delaney. Norwich then pulled a goal back via ex Birmingham City's Nathan Redmond. Norwich then thought they had equalised via ex Eagle Cameron Jerome but it was disallowed controversially for high foot. Palace sealed the game in injury time off a James McArthur slide rule pass with the last kick of the game to set up a 1-3 victory.
Palace started the campaign with a pleasing away victory yet newly promoted Norwich have much to be pleased about as under Alex Neil as a promoted team they enjoyed good first half possession and were unlikely not to convert some early chances, conceding goals at crucial times either side of half time.
Fortunately Palace enjoyed a good start to the campaign in Norfolk and can be pleased to get their season off the mark with a win and with Bamford, Wickham and Gayle kept in reserve, Pardew can be pleased with Puncheon's and Murray's performance.
Norwich can be happy with their performance and chances for Redmond and Jerome offers hope for the remainder of the campaign.
Palace continue the season at Selhurst next Saturday with a home game against Arsenal.
Used courtesy of Burchy's Palace Blog.