First-half goals by Luka Milivojevic and Jordan Ayew put Crystal Palace on the way to a 2-0 triumph at Bournemouth in the first Premier League match screened live by the BBC the other day.

Milivojevic curled home a sensational complimentary kick after 12 minutes and Ayew’s cool finish 10 minutes later on left relegation-haunted Bournemouth dealing with an uphill task.

The BBC, which normally just shows highlights, reached agreement to evaluate 4 top-flight games live as an extraordinary season resumes behind closed doors after a three-month interruption because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It was not traditional Saturday evening seeing for fans viewing at house but Palace were much the better side as they improved their hopes of getting approved for Europe.

Roy Hodgson’s side moved into ninth location with 42 points, 4 points behind fifth-placed Manchester United.

Bournemouth remain third-from-bottom on goal distinction with 27 points, the exact same total as West Ham United who are one place above the drop zone after losing to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

To make matters worse for Eddie Howe’s side, striker Joshua King hobbled off with an ankle injury after a tackle by Milivojevic that was checked by VAR.

Palace have never finished greater than 10th in the Premier League however in their first component because the resumption of the season they looked remarkably sharp.

” An ideal night for us, we can not have actually pictured a much better start after a huge break,” Milivojevic said.

” It is not simple to continue after a break however it is excellent tonight to come here against a good team to win 2-0 therefore pleased to be honest. (European football) is possible, we are not far from it and the last couple of seasons we have been looking behind.”

Bournemouth have actually now lost 4 of their last 5 Premier League games and deal with some nervous weeks ahead in their battle to protect a 6th successive season in the leading flight.– Reuters