Jeffrey Schlupp’s strike gave Crystal Palace back to back wins for the first time since September after a run of five games without a win.

The victory sent Roy Hodgson’s men fifth in the table before Wednesday night’s fixtures.

The talking point during the fixture at Selhurst Park occurred in the first half however, Mamadou Sakho’s red card.

Poor control led the defender to make a rash and reckless lunge on Bournemouth’s Adam Smith, catching the right-back on his knee with his follow through after clearly clearing the ball.

Referee Anthony Taylor had no hesitation other than to brandish a red-card and give Sakho his marching orders in his first full game back from injury since September.

Fans were split in their opinion with the dismissal, with many claiming Taylor had no choice than to give Sakho his marching orders.

While others felt the game had ‘gone soft.’