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Crystal Palace Stages Remarkable Comeback to Crush Leeds 5-1

Crystal Palace completed a Premier League double against Leeds United, securing a sensational 5-1 comeback victory at Elland Road, inspired by Michael Olise, and improving their chances of survival.

Leeds started strong, dominating the early stages of the match, with Sinisterra and Aaronson both coming close to scoring. The hosts were eventually rewarded when Patrick Bamford scored his 50th Leeds goal, heading in Aaronson’s corner.

Palace fought back, with Schlupp and Ayew both narrowly missing chances to equalize. Just before half-time, Marc Guéhi leveled the score for the Eagles after a flick-on from Schlupp. The momentum shifted, and Palace dominated the second half, taking the lead through a powerful header by Ayew from an Olise cross.

With confidence surging, Palace extended their lead as Olise set up Eberechi Eze, who curled a shot past Illan Meslier. The Eagles continued to punish Leeds on the counter-attack, with Olise releasing Odsonne Édouard, who drilled a shot into the bottom corner. Finally, Ayew capitalized on a deflection, slamming a strike into the top corner to complete the 5-1 rout.

Leeds’ failure to capitalize on early chances led to their second home defeat in 2023, leaving them just two points above the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson’s impact on Crystal Palace has propelled the team to 12th place, six points clear of the bottom three.

Michael Olise’s outstanding performance earned him the Man of the Match award as Crystal Palace celebrated a vital victory.

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