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Result: Crystal Palace see off Cardiff City

Crystal Palace beat Cardiff City 2-0 in their Premier League match at Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace have claimed their second consecutive home win after beating Cardiff City 2-0 in their Premier League clash at Selhurst Park.

Cameron Jerome of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Cardiff City at Selhurst Park on December 07, 2013© Getty Images

The visitors should have scored early on when Fraizer Campbell headed over a cross from Peter Whittingham.

Cameron Jerome gave Crystal Palace the lead when he headed in Jason Puncheon's cross.

Barry Bannan then worked himself into good shooting position by cutting inside from the right, but his long-range effort sailed wide of the goal.

Marouane Chamakh of Crystal Palace is surrounded by team mates after scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Cardiff City at Selhurst Park on December 07, 2013© Getty Images

After the break, Palace came close to scoring their second when Jerome saw his stinging shot pushed wide by the keeper.

Minutes later they extended their advantage. A cross from Bannan bounced kindly for Marouane Chamakh, who controlled the ball on his chest, before firing a low effort into the bottom corner.

The visitors were unable to find a way back into the game, as Palace held on to a crucial victory in their battle against relegation.

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Cameron Jerome of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Cardiff City at Selhurst Park on December 07, 2013
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