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Crystal Palace give Fulham a reality check

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Crystal Palace started their Premier League campaign on a good note as they humbled newly promoted side Fulham 2-0 at Craven Cottage

Fulham dominated the early stages of the game at Craven Cottage and came close to scoring when new signing Aleksandar Mitrovic forced Wayne Hennessey to a save

However, Roy Hodgson’s men responded, hitting the bar through Christian Benteke after he won the ball in the air just before the half-hour mark.

And it was the Eagles who took the lead despite Fulham creating more of the chances when Jeffrey Schlupp turned his man and smashed it into the roof of the net from a tight angle.

The second half was cagey with fewer chances, although Zaha came close to scoring only for Fabri to pull off an outstanding save.

But it was that man Zaha who made it two when Aaron Wan-Bissaka beat Sessegnon in the middle, playing in Zaha who slotted under an outrushing Fabri.