Dwight Gayle, Stuart O'Keefe get Crystal Palace off the mark

Ian Holloway's Palace will now go into their daunting trip to Manchester United in two weeks' time with three points on the board, while Paolo Di Canio's Sunderland have taken just one point from a possible nine.

updated: September 01, 2013 10:32 IST
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London: Late strikes from Dwight Gayle and Stuart O'Keefe saw promoted Crystal Palace beat Sunderland 3-1 on Saturday to claim their first victory of the Premier League season.

Danny Gabbidon gave hosts Palace a fortuitous early lead, only for Steven Fletcher to mark his comeback from injury with an equaliser mid-way through the second period.

It looked like both teams would have to wait for their first victory of the campaign, only for Gayle to restore Palace's lead with a 79th-minute penalty after Sunderland captain John O'Shea was sent off for a last-man foul on the 23-year-old.

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