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Begovic claims Cherries were harshly dealt with over penalties MATCH-winner Asmir Begovic claimed both spot-kicks awarded against Cherries in the 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace had been "incredibly harsh".

Ake disagrees with penalty decisions at Palace DEFENDER Nathan Ake felt Cherries had been hard done by on both penalty decisions awarded against them at Crystal Palace.

Defoe reveals he used to watch clips of Marco van Basten after Palace wonder strike JERMAIN Defoe revealed how he used to watch clips of Marco van Basten before imitating the Dutchman’s famous volley.

Defoe's stunning goal was 'right up there' for Howe EDDIE Howe admitted Jermain Defoe’s sensational equaliser against Crystal Palace had been one of Cherries’ best individual goals in the Premier…

Asmir deserves his place in the spotlight, says Howe EDDIE Howe admitted goalkeeper Asmir Begovic had deserved to grab the headlines after his late penalty save helped Cherries escape Selhurst Park…

Academy is on right track says Cherries under-18 coach Alan Connell COACH Alan Connell believes Cherries’ Academy is on the right track thanks to the club’s ambitious hierarchy and senior management.

Bournemouth wait for answers on Palace penalties Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe said his club will "await feedback" after complaining to the match officials about both penalty awards in their 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

All tickets issued for Arsenal home game All tickets have now been issued for the Cherries' home game with Arsenal.

Gallery: The best pictures from Selhurst Park draw Defoe scored his 200th and 201st league goals of his career, including an unbelievable first-half volley. With one of the last actions of the game, Begovic secured a point for Eddie Howe's side with a crucial save to keep out Christian Benteke's penalty for the hosts.

Five things we learned as Crystal Palace drew with AFC Bournemouth in a dramatic clash at Selhurst Park But what did we learn from a game that featured four goals in a pulsating first half, including two goals from Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe and goals from Luka Milivojevic and Scott Dann for Palace? Our digital club writer Robert Warlow was at Selhurst Park to analyse the talking points from the game.

Crystal Palace boss waxes lyrical about Wilfried Zaha after draw with AFC Bournemouth Roy Hodgson said he felt Crystal Palace could have scored six goals against AFC Bournemouth yesterday. The Eagles had to settle for a point in the end at Selhurst Park, after Christian Benteke's late penalty miss proved costly in a 2-2 draw in south London.

Half time player ratings: Eventful first half as Crystal Palace share four goals with AFC Bournemouth There was late drama as Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth shared four goals in the first half at Selhurst Park this afternoon. The Eagles fell behind as Jermain Defoe netted his 200th career league goal, and his eighth in the Premier League against Palace.

Video: Crystal Palace 2-2 AFC Bournemouth Highlights - Premier League - December 9, 2017 Crystal Palace starting lineup: Julian Speroni; Timothy Fosu-Mensah, James Tomkins, Mamadou Sakho, Jeffrey Schlupp; Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Yohan Cabaye, Luka Milivojevic, Andros Townsend; Christian Benteke, Wilfried Zaha.

Player ratings: Wilfried Zaha shines again as Crystal Palace miss the chance to beat AFC Bournemouth Crystal Palace missed a late penalty as they shared the spoils with AFC Bournemouth in an eventful game at Selhurst Park this afternoon. All four goals came in the first half as the two sides played out an entertaining game in south London, although both may be feeling disappointed at not claiming all three points.

Howe felt point was deserved at Palace The manager spoke in his pre-match press conference about the game, including the penalties incidents, Jermain Defoe's stunning goal and the performance of his team. ON THE PENALTIES… I haven't seen them again, I'm only basing what I say on speaking to the players.

Christian Benteke misses penalty as Crystal Palace and Bournemouth draw Jermain Defoe struck twice in the first half as Bournemouth and Crystal Palace shared the points in a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace 2-2 Bournemouth The result leaves the Eagles at the foot of the table but they once again showed they have enough quality to move clear of trouble. Palace created the first openings but Jeffrey Schlupp's 20-yard drive fizzed over the bar while Benteke headed Wilfried Zaha's cross wide before Defoe missed the target with a header for the Cherries.

Crystal Palace v AFC Bournemouth Match Report, 09/12/2017 Asmir Begovic saved a stoppage-time Christian Benteke penalty as Bournemouth clung onto a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace and consigned the luckless Eagles back to the foot of the Premier League.

Gallery: Best pics from FA Youth Cup win An own goal and strikes from Jaidon Anthony and Jake Scrimshaw secured Alan Connell's men passage at Vitality Stadium. The last time the club reached the fourth round, current under-21s boss Carl Fletcher was the captain, playing alongside James Hayter.

Tottenham v Stoke, Real Madrid v Sevilla and more: clockwatch – live! Tottenham welcome Stoke to Wembley, Alan Pardew’s West Brom go to Swansea and there’s a top-four battle in Spain. Join Simon Burnton.

What can Crystal Palace expect from AFC Bournemouth today at Selhurst Park? It's a big game at Selhurst Park today, with AFC Bournemouth the visitors to south London to face Crystal Palace. So we take a look at what threat the visitors will pose… How have Bournemouth performed this season? Well they're 14th, which is probably about what we expect from the Cherries isn't it?

Paul Merson states his prediction for Crystal Palace's match with AFC Bournemouth Wilfried Zaha could be the difference for Crystal Palace against AFC Bournemouth today, according to former Arsenal and Aston Villa midfielder Paul Merson. The Eagles welcome the Cherries to Selhurst Park this afternoon, with Palace looking to continue their momentum after going four games unbeaten in the Premier League.

Howe hails longevity of Palace boss Hodgson EDDIE Howe praised the “hunger” of Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson following his recent return to club management.

Begovic impressed by Hodgson impact at Palace CHERRIES goalkeeper Asmir Begovic reckons Roy Hodgson has made a positive impact at Crystal Palace.

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