Crystal Palace won a deserved three points with a performance that saw Middlesbrough dominated for much of the game. While Boro looked more combative in the second half, Palace saw the game out.
Palace were excellent in the first half thanks largely to a midfield that was both impassable and creative too. At the back, the introduction of Mamadou Sakho brought a touch of quality and calmness to the defence.
Palace keep falling victim to poor refereeing performances. Bobby Madley...