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Stoke come from behind to beat Palace

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Stoke City came from behind to secure their first win of the new season, with goals from Charlie Adam and Ryan Shawcross cancelling out Marouane Chamakh's 30th minute strike.

After both teams narrow 1-0 losses last weekend Palace and Stoke were hoping to get off the mark this afternoon as they clashed at The Britannia Stadium.

Stoke City looked solid ahead of the game, ready to unveil their new style of football in front of their home crowd, whilst Crystal Palace were hoping to do what only five teams managed last season, and take all three points home from The Potteries.

Stoke got the better of the possession in the first half hour with Palace's best opportunity coming from Mile Jedinak getting on the end of Jose Campana's free-kick but his header was comfortably caught by Begovic.

The Eagles then had a penalty appeal waved away after Matthew Etherington sent Joel Ward tumbling in the box. There was definite contact but the referee waved play on.

Peter Crouch saw a lot more of the ball than he did last week at Anfield but he squandered his first goal scoring opportunity, heading over the bar.

Marouane Chamakh then managed to muscle Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross off the ball on the edge of the box as he tried to clear, the Moroccan international took the opportunity to hit the ball on the bounce into the bottom corner for his first goal for Crystal Palace and Palace's first goal in The Premier League.

Moments later Julian Speroni made a spectacular save to deny Crouch's header after Charlie Adam's inch perfect cross.

The game slowed down as the interval loomed and Stoke took to hitting the ball from range, with Adam taking a shot from the by-line but this was easily saved by Speroni.

Jonathan Walters and Crouch both had clear cut chances to take Stoke level in the opening stages of the second half but they ultimately came to nothing.

Stoke were level in the 56th minute when Crouch turned assister and found Adam in space, his powerful shot flew to the left of Speroni leaving the scrambling goalkeeper with no chance.

Shawcross was out to make a mends after his bad defending in the first half gave Palace their goal, and the captain made amends in the best possible way, Robert Huth swept the ball over to his defensive partner after Palace failed to clear and Shawcross just tapped the ball in to give Stoke the advantage.

Two goals in four minutes lifted the atmosphere inside The Britannia Stadium as the pace of the game quickened and chances came thick and fast.

Jason Puncheon on his debut nearly shot Palace back into the game if not for Begovic pulling off another spectacular save.

Stoke were denied a third as late on as Steven Nzonzi hammered a shot from distance against the outside of Speroni's right-hand upright

The visitors kept pushing for the equaliser which included the introduction of Kevin Phillips but the hosts held out to take the victory and their first home win under Mark Hughes' reign.

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