Eberechi Eze was exactly in the right place here to get Crystal Palace back on the winning track.
The England Under-21 star’s stunning second half strike ended the Eagles run of four games without a win and secured only their second victory in 10 Premier League matches.
Palace right-back Nathaniel Clyne fired the first shot in anger in a cagey opening when he drilled over from 20 yards in the ninth minute.
Then in the 56th minute there was finally a shot on target as Wolves new boy Jose’s half-volley from Daniel Podence’s cross was brilliantly tipped over by Palace keeper Vicente Guaita in a move totally out of keeping with the dross served up earlier.
But that seemed to spark both sets of players into life and three minutes later Palace took the lead with their first effort on target.
It was Eze’s third goal for the south Londoners since his £19.5million summer switch from Rangers.
Wilfried Zaha almost added a second when his shot cannoned back off the bar.
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