Premier League: Crystal Palace 3-0 Arsenal

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Crystal Palace boosted their Premier League survival hopes with a strong win against Arsenal.

The result leaves Arsenal behind in the race for a top-four league spot, which gets a team in to next season's Champions League competition.

Palace led through Andros Townsend's close-range finish, doubling their lead when Yohan Cabaye's shot looped in.

Luka Milivojevic clinched victory with a penalty as Palace moved six points clear of the relegation zone.

Andros Townsend scored the opening goal for Palace, won the penalty for the third and was a constant menace to the Arsenal defence with his paceAFP/Getty Images
Andros Townsend scored the opening goal for Palace, won the penalty for the third and was a constant menace to the Arsenal defence with his pace

Sixth-placed Arsenal did not manage a shot on target in a poor second half.

Some travelling Arsenal fans again called for manager Wenger, who has led Arsenal to top-four finishes in each of his previous 20 seasons as boss, to leave the club.

The Frenchman's side are seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with eight games remaining.