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Mitchell Nets Winner as Palace Beat Villa in Thriller


Tyrick Mitchell scored his first professional goal as Crystal Palace came from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in an exciting end-of-season encounter.

Villa started with plenty of punch in south London and got the lead their play deserved when John McGinn – skipper for the day – drilled home a low effort from outside the box (17).

Christian Benteke scored for the third game running (32) to level it up but Anwar El Ghazi lashed home two minutes later (34) after some sloppy defending from Gary Cahill .

Palace have never come back to win a Premier League game when behind at half-time under Roy Hodgson but despite Jack Grealish playing 30 minutes from the bench, Wilfried Zaha kickstarted the comeback (75) before Mitchell forced home the winner six minutes from time to become the unlikely hero.

In what was a pulsating match, only Manchester United’s encounter with Leeds United had produced more shots than this game this season with 43 being registered across the 90 minutes.

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