Crystal Palace 3-2 Aston Villa: Tyrick Mitchell opens account with late winner

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 (Pool via REUTERS)
(Pool via REUTERS)

Crystal Palace twice came from behind before Tyrick Mitchell’s first goal for the club beat Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.

Defender Mitchell bundled the ball home in the 84th minute from Eberechi Eze's effort to make it 3-2, after Wilfried Zaha charged towards the Villa box and blasted home an effort which flew in off Ahmed El Mohamady with 15 minutes remaining.

Villa forward Anwar El-Ghazi had made it 2-1 to the visitors in the first half after skipper John McGinn's side-footed opener was cancelled out by Christian Benteke's header.

The result denied Villa a first league double over Palace since the 1980-81 season, when the Birmingham side won the top-flight title.

Roy Hodgson's Palace sit 13th with 44 points, two places behind Villa who have 49.

Palace host Arsenal in a London derby on Wednesday as fans return, while Villa travel to Europa League-chasing Tottenham.

Additional reporting by Reuters.

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