Crystal Palace 2-1 Coventry
Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Coventry
Crystal Palace struck twice in injury time to secure a dramatic victory over Coventry at Selhurst Park.
The Sky Blues, who are still searching for their first point of the season, grabbed the lead in 49th minute through Lukas Jutkiewicz.
But Palace pulled level when Sean Scannell turned in a rebound after Wilfried Zaha's shot was saved.
And in the fifth minute of injury time, Jermaine Easter hit his first of the season to steal all three points.
In a dour opening 45 minutes, neither side had a shot on target and Coventry striker Gary McSheffrey was forced off with an injury in the 19th minute.
Jutkiewicz broke the deadlock early the second half when Cyrus Christie's cross ricocheted off Palace defender Peter Ramage for the former Everton man to challenge Julian Speroni in the air, and the ball was adjudged to have crossed the line.
Palace almost hit back immediately but Scannell was denied by Coventry keeper Joe Murphy and substitute Zaha dragged a shot from the edge of the area wide.
Roy O'Donovan and Paddy McCarthy saw efforts fly over the crossbar for the home side before Jutkiewicz was twice denied a second by saves from Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni.
Palace poured forward in search of the equaliser and Zaha was again just off target with a thumping drive.
But their luck changed in the final minute when Zaha's 20-yard shot was kept out by Murphy but Scannell pounced on to the bouncing rebound to send a spectacular scissor kick into the bottom corner.
Then in the fifth minute of time added on Easter latched on to another parry from Murphy, again from a Zaha effort, and converted from close range to complete an unlikely turnaround.
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Full Time The referee ends the match.90:00 +5:17 Goal scored
Goal! - Jermaine Easter - C Palace 2 - 1 Coventry Jermaine Easter scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 2-1 Coventry.90:00 +4:55
Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.90:00 +2:55
Jermaine Easter challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.90:00 +2:38
Sammy Clingan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy. Peter Ramage takes the free kick.90:00 +2:06
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gael Bigirimana played to the near post, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.90:00 +1:47
Gael Bigirimana takes a corner.90:00 +0:29 Booking
Booking The referee shows Joe Murphy a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.89:57 Goal scored
Goal! - Sean Scannell - C Palace 1 - 1 Coventry Sean Scannell scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-1 Coventry.89:55
Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.88:52
Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick McCarthy on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.88:20 Booking
Booking Sean Scannell is booked.87:55
Roy O'Donovan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.87:00
Wilfried Zaha is ruled offside. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.85:02
Corner taken right-footed by Mile Jedinak, free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick McCarthy on Cyrus Christie. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.84:11
Shot on goal by Wilfried Zaha from just inside the area goes over the target.83:09
Gael Bigirimana takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Jonathan Parr.82:56
Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.81:44
Jermaine Easter has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.80:31
Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.
Sammy Clingan fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Julian Speroni.78:16 Booking
Booking Mile Jedinak goes into the book.78:06
Foul by Mile Jedinak on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded.74:28
Centre by Jonathan Parr, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.72:05
Centre by Wilfried Zaha.70:50
Handball decision goes against Jermaine Easter. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.69:46
Owen Garvan takes the inswinging corner, Patrick McCarthy has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.68:19
Shot from just outside the box by Roy O'Donovan goes over the crossbar.67:05 Substitution
Substitution Ryan McGivern goes off and Jonathan Williams comes on.66:55
Sean Scannell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.64:11
Foul by Sean Scannell on Martin Cranie, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.63:19
The assistant referee flags for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Indirect free kick taken by Owen Garvan.62:23
Effort from the edge of the area by Wilfried Zaha goes wide of the right-hand post.62:09
Wilfried Zaha crosses the ball, Patrick McCarthy takes a shot. Blocked by Gael Bigirimana.61:35
Owen Garvan takes a short corner.60:55
Gael Bigirimana delivers the ball, Peter Ramage makes a clearance.60:33
Short corner taken by Gael Bigirimana from the right by-line.59:56
Sean Scannell takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.58:27 Substitution
Substitution (Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Mile Jedinak coming on for David Wright.57:26
The ball is swung over by Jonathan Parr, save by Joe Murphy.56:23
Inswinging corner taken by Owen Garvan from the right by-line, clearance by Martin Cranie.56:19
Sean Scannell delivers the ball, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.55:28
Lukas Jutkiewicz is ruled offside. Aleksandar Tunchev takes the free kick.54:19
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan from the right by-line.53:17
Inswinging corner taken by Owen Garvan from the right by-line, clearance by Richard Keogh.51:55
Foul by Patrick McCarthy on Richard Keogh, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.51:13
Owen Garvan decides to take a short corner.49:58
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan from the left by-line.47:13 Goal scored
Goal! - Lukas Jutkiewicz - C Palace 0 - 1 Coventry Lukas Jutkiewicz fires in a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-1 Coventry.46:59
Centre by Cyrus Christie, blocked by Peter Ramage.45:01
The second half begins.45:00 +3:59 Half time
Half Time The first half comes to an end.45:00 +3:24
Ryan McGivern delivers the ball.45:00 +1:00
Corner taken by Gael Bigirimana.44:26
Owen Garvan takes the direct free kick.44:26 Booking
Booking Caution for Gael Bigirimana.44:14
Gael Bigirimana gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter.42:29
Jonathan Parr is caught offside. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.41:46
Joshua Ruffels produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.40:38
Wilfried Zaha fouled by Richard Keogh, the ref awards a free kick. Owen Garvan crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Foul by Sean Scannell on Martin Cranie, free kick awarded. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.38:41 Substitution
Substitution Wilfried Zaha comes on in place of Kagisho Dikgacoi.35:13
Kagisho Dikgacoi crosses the ball, clearance made by Martin Cranie.33:50
The ball is crossed by Sean Scannell.32:15
The ball is crossed by Ryan McGivern, blocked by Chris Hussey.31:31
Corner taken by Owen Garvan.31:10
Sean Scannell takes a shot. Martin Cranie gets a block in.27:35
Gael Bigirimana takes a shot.26:17
Corner taken by Owen Garvan played to the near post, clearance by Richard Keogh.24:33
Lukas Jutkiewicz concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick McCarthy. Direct free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.23:51
Unfair challenge on Owen Garvan by Joshua Ruffels results in a free kick. Owen Garvan takes the direct free kick.21:30
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan from the left by-line.21:18
Sean Scannell takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.19:57
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conor Thomas by Jonathan Parr. Free kick taken by Conor Thomas.17:27 Substitution
Substitution Joshua Ruffels comes on in place of Gary McSheffrey.14:02
Foul by Owen Garvan on Chris Hussey, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Gael Bigirimana, Lukas Jutkiewicz has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.10:17
Sammy Clingan fouled by Owen Garvan, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the free kick.6:47
Patrick McCarthy fouled by Roy O'Donovan, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.6:16
Richard Keogh fouled by Sean Scannell, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.5:29
Sean Scannell challenges Sammy Clingan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Cranie takes the free kick.4:48
Owen Garvan has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.3:24
Lukas Jutkiewicz is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.2:14
Kagisho Dikgacoi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.0:00
The referee gets the match started.
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