Morrison sparks Eagles win
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Another Clinton Morrison goal helped Crystal Palace to a 2-0 win over Sheff Wed.Crystal Palace saw off rock-bottom Sheffield Wednesday at Selhurst Park but had to endure a few scares in their 2-0 win.
Clinton Morrison grabbed his fourth goal of the campaign to put The Eagles on their way and a Glenn Whelan own-goal all but sealed Wednesday's fate after the break.
The hosts started very sluggishly and were lucky not to be trailing after The Owls forced a number of saves from Gabor Kiraly.
After only five minutes Chris Eagles could have edged the visitors ahead but shot wide after Darren Ward had denied David Graham with a last-ditch tackle.
Eagles had another chance moments later after Kiraly had pushed out a Chris Brunt free-kick, but the Hungarian reacted well to deny the Manchester United starlet.
Wednesday were left to rue their profligacy on 16 minutes when Palace edged ahead. Recent signing Marco Reich crossed for Dougie Freedman whose nod back across goal was turned home from close range by Morrison.
Kiraly was called back into action to keep out a firm Lee Peacock header before the interval and produced an unorthadox stop to repel an Eagles free-kick shortly after the break.
But the game was all but settled after 56 minutes when a Tom Soares cross from the left was headed into his own net by Whelan after a flick-on from Emmerson Boyce.
Peacock spurned another presentable headed chance with a quarter of an hour remaining, but it was Palace who finished stronger and Jobi McAnuff should have added a third but contrived to blaze over from close range.
The victory ends a run of three league games without a win for Palace, while Wednesday still prop up the division.