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Rufina Vignone | 30 Novembre, 2016, 19:12

First Leroy Fer finished a messy goal mouth scramble by putting the ball in the net and then, just two minutes later he turned in a cross to but the home side 3-1 to the good.

Whilst thousands of Swans fans got up and left to the exits when Benteke put Pardew's side 4-3 up, those remaining were rewarded for a thrilling finish.

But that wouldn't bury Swansea. As if that wasn't enough drama for one afternoon, Swansea substitute Fernando Llorente netted twice in stoppage time to give the hosts a remarkable 5-4 win.

Palace sit 16th in the Premier League, level on points with Hull, who are in the drop zone.

With 20 minutes to play, a 3-1 scoreline should be fairly comfortable to see out at home right?

Bradley took over Swansea City during the worldwide break at the start of October, but heading in to Thanksgiving weekend, he was still searching for his first Premier League win. Two minutes later Palace had another corner, and once again Swansea failed to defend it. You nearly started to feel like Bob Bradley would never get that elusive win. A 2-goal lead and we were pretty comfortable as Palace really weren't offering anything in front of Fabianski's goal. I need to address that so it might be I need to change some of the team.

Defender James Tomkins (75') tallied a second and an unfortunate own-goal off Jack Cork (82') tied the match at 3-3.

"I think in many ways this can be a turning point".

Unfortunately for Bob Bradley and his team, they now have to travel to North London to face a risky Spurs outfit who are not only potent at home, but will be desperate to get back to winning ways after losing to rivals Chelsea last time out.

Palace had four minutes to equalize and even win before referee Kevin Friend blew the final whistle to end the entertaining encounter.

The result takes Swansea off of the bottom of the table into 19th, three points from the desirable safety of 17th place.

Alan Pardew has promised that heads will roll when he holds an inquest this week to cure the defensive crisis that has wrecked Crystal Palace's season. So many close range goals due to bad defending from set pieces was the theme of the day. Pardew has indicated the time may have come to make changes to his selection at the back after seeing his team concede late goals in each of their past three games.

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