Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace: Live Stream TV Updates and How To Watch Premier League 2020
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16:185 months ago

FULL TIME: Aston Villa 2-0 Crystal Palace

Aston Villa pick up their first win since January courtesy of two goals from Trezeguet. They move to within four points from safety. As for the visitors, while they may feel aggrieved about the disallowed goal from Sakho, it was yet another worrying performance since the restart.
16:115 months ago
A sighter for Christian Benteke, but his effort goes high and wide.
16:085 months ago
Anwar El Ghazi replaces the hero of the hour, Trezeguet.
16:085 months ago

HOW IS IT NOT THREE?

A ball is flashed across the face of goal by Matt Targett and it somehow eludes both Trezeguet and Keinan Davis. Really should have been three.
16:005 months ago
Marvelous Nakamba and Keinan Davis replace Conor Hourihane and Ally Samatta.
15:595 months ago

SITTER

Andros Townsend loops a ball in towards Christian Benteke, but the Belgian scuffs his header and it goes over.
15:565 months ago
A half chance for Palace sees Patrick van Aanholt break through, but Pepe Reina blocks the shot well.
15:555 months ago
Max Meyer replaces Luka Milivojevic for the visitors.
15:465 months ago
Kouyate and Ayew replaced by Riedewald and Townsend for Palace
15:445 months ago

SO CLOSE

A low effort from Conor Hourihane is saved well by Guaitia and almost spins in. Villa well on top.
15:415 months ago

GOAL: Aston Villa 2-0 Crystal Palace

After some fantastic goalkeeping from Guaitia to deny Konsa, Villa charge up and their Egyptian duo link up for Trezeguet to grab his second of the game.
15:365 months ago
A ball is sent into the Palace box and Sakho is very fortunate not to turn it into his own net.
15:305 months ago

Never mind

After a lengthy VAR review, it has been found that Jack Grealish initiated the contact as opposed to van Aanholt. Correctly overruled. 
15:285 months ago

PENALTY

Patrick van Aanholt brings down Jack Grealish in the area and Martin Atkinson points to the spot.
15:265 months ago

Half time change

James McCarthy replaces James McArthur for the visitors.
15:255 months ago

BACK UNDERWAY

Aston Villa get the match back underway. A huge half ahead.
15:105 months ago

HALF TIME

Trezeguet's opener is the last action of the first half. A massive goal for Dean Smith's side.
15:075 months ago

GOAL: Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace

A free-kick is sent in by Conor Hourihane, and the flick on is hammered in by Trezeguet. It's the first goal by a Villa attacker since Bournemouth in February
15:005 months ago

CHANCE

Jordan Ayew curls an effort straight down Reina's throat. The effort is spilled and Benteke pounces, but the flag is up.
14:595 months ago
It's Benteke again! He has a snap shot well inside the Villa box but Pepe Reina is equal to it. The Spaniard also gathers the rebound.
14:565 months ago

CHANCE

A fantastic break from Villa finds Elmohamady in acres of space. He puts in a teasing ball for Grealish, but Guaitia saves at his near post.
14:535 months ago

Substitution

Neil Taylor is finally replaced by Matt Targett.
14:485 months ago

CHANCE

A beautiful cross is sent in by Ahmed Elmohamady, but Samatta heads just over. A huge chance goes begging.
14:445 months ago
There's a small scuffle between Tyrone Mings and Wilfried Zaha over something or nothing. Both players receive yellow cards. Sakho is also booked for his involvement.
14:415 months ago
Another free-kick is sent in by Conor Hourihane but it's straight down the throat of Guatia. Villa looking dangerous from these set pieces.

 

Neil Taylor is receiving further treatment.

14:365 months ago

MASSIVE CHANCE

Former Villa man Christian Benteke powers past Neil Taylor, but the Welsh left back gets just enough on the ball to give Pepe Reina the chance to clear the ball.
14:335 months ago
A low free kick is arrowed in by Conor Hourihane but the ball just eludes Jack Grealish.
14:295 months ago

More injury issues

Neil Taylor seems to be carrying an injury. Matt Targett has been warming up and receiving instructions from coach Neil Cutler.
14:265 months ago

GOAL DISALLOWED

A free-kick by the corner flag is headed in by Mamadou Sakho. VAR decided that the ball came off the Frenchman's arm so it was disallowed.
14:215 months ago

Half chance

Aston Villa break out of midfield through Hourihane and Grealish. The Villa captain plays back to Hourihane but Joel Ward blocks the Irishman's shot.

 

The corner comes to nothing.

14:175 months ago

WE ARE OFF

Crystal Palace get this crunch match back underway.
14:155 months ago

Kick-off imminent

The players are out under the Birmingham sun. Kick-off is any minute now.
14:085 months ago

Injury in the warm up

Kortney Hause has been injured in the warm-up for Villa. Ezri Konsa moves into centre back and Ahmed Elmohamady is drafted in.
14:065 months ago
The match today has already been overshadowed by racist abuse received by Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha. The club has tweeted out a message of support to their player and condemned the abuse.
13:595 months ago
Kick-off is fast approaching at Villa Park. It's a must-win for the hosts, who will be relegated if they lose their next two matches.
13:215 months ago

Crystal Palace Team News

Jordan Ayew and Christian Benteke line up against their former club for Roy Hodgson.
13:195 months ago

Aston Villa Team News

One change for Aston Villa as Conor Hourihane replaces Anwar El Ghazi in the starting lineup. Matt Targett returns to the bench as Indiana Vassilev drops out of the squad entirely.
11:585 months ago

Roy Hodgson: Strikers have to improve

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has slammed his strikers for their conversion rates.


"I think we get the ball around the opponent's penalty area in most games. There are exceptions, at Liverpool we didn't create any chances, but in most games we create our share of chances. [Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke and Jordan Ayew] have to improve their tallies".

11:535 months ago

Dean Smith: Survival out of our hands

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith admitted that survival is essentially out of their hands following their defeat to Manchester United on Thursday.


"We have four games left. We have to look at other results and see where that leaves us. That will decide if Sunday is a must-win or not."


Following Watford and West Ham's victories on Saturday, Villa are now seven points adrift of safety.

11:485 months ago

A score to settle

Dean Smith's men were incensed the last time they played Palace. Jack Grealish was incorrectly judged to have dived before setting up Henri Lansbury for Villa's leveller at Selhurst Park in August, leading to the goal being ruled out by referee Kevin Friend.
11:445 months ago

Familiar Surroundings

Crystal Palace's strike force are no strangers to Villa Park. Both Christian Benteke and Jordan Ayew lined out in claret and blue, though not at the same time. When Benteke left to join Liverpool in 2015, Ayew was drafted in alongside Rudy Gestede to replace him.

 

While Benteke hit 47 league goals across three seasons with Villa, Ayew only managed ten across a season and a half. For context, the Ghanaian has hit nine goals this season alone.

11:375 months ago

Crystal Palace fitness update

It has been confirmed that former Villa defender Gary Cahill will not play again this season following a hamstring injury against Chelsea. Mamadou Sakho will likely step up to replace the 34-year-old.
11:345 months ago

Aston Villa fitness update

Dean Smith's side have one fitness boost in the build-up to today's match. Left back Matt Targett has recovered from the injury he suffered against Liverpool. Neil Taylor has stood in since his injury, but now it is expected that the Welshman will return to the bench.
11:325 months ago

How to watch

The match will be live on Sky Sports Premier League from 2pm following the match between Wolves and Everton.

If you wish to stream it, you can use Sky Go or purchase a NOW TV Sports pass.

If you prefer to follow the action online, then your best option is right here on VAVEL!

11:275 months ago
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