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Selhurst Park (ATT 16,191) 19th February 2013 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: S Hooper

C Palace Crystal Palace vs Bristol City Bristol C

C Palace 2

G Murray (34)
S Dobbie (65)

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Bristol C 1

J Parr (og 90+4)

Championship: Crystal Palace keep up promotion bid with a 2-1 win over Bristol City

Last Updated: 19/02/13 10:39pm

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Glenn Murray: Took his tally to 28 with Palace's opening goal

Glenn Murray: Took his tally to 28 with Palace's opening goal

Glenn Murray helped himself to yet another goal as Crystal Palace beat Bristol City 2-1 at Selhurst Park in the Championship on Tuesday evening.

The country's leading marksman took his tally for the season to 28 with a superb first-half opener.

Stephen Dobbie struck after the break to seal Palace's third win in four outings and dump sorry Bristol City on to the foot of the table despite a late own goal by Jonathan Parr.

Murray gave Palace a deserved lead after 34 minutes, and the only surprise was that it took them so long.

They did everything but score in the opening half an hour, including having a goal ruled out and hitting the bar.

Murray hit an early shot straight at Tom Heaton and Wilfried Zaha blazed over from a tight angle after being teed up by Jonny Williams.

Moments later Yannick Bolasie came up with a stunning overhead kick inside the area but his effort cannoned back off the woodwork with Heaton beaten.

Zaha had a shot deflected wide and Peter Ramage headed Parr's cross over before the goal Palace had been threatening finally arrived.

Skipper Mile Jedinak took a quick free-kick over the top to Murray, who expertly volleyed home on the run from a tight angle.

Murray could have bagged a second before half-time but he could not control a cross from Ashley Richards in front of goal.

But the home side extended their lead when Dobbie notched his first goal for Palace just four minutes after coming on as a substitute.

The on-loan Brighton striker was felled outside the area and picked himself up to curl a fine 64th-minute free-kick past Heaton.

However it was a Palace player who grabbed the final goal, although it went to City as Parr made a mess of a cross into the box and headed it past his own keeper in stoppage time.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Nottingham Forest 8 18
2 Norwich City 8 17
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 17
4 Watford 8 16
5 Middlesbrough 8 15
6 Sheffield Wednesday 8 15
7 Charlton Athletic 8 14
8 Derby County 8 13
9 Blackburn Rovers 8 13
10 Reading 8 13
11 Leeds United 8 13
12 Ipswich Town 7 11
13 Millwall 8 11
14 Brentford 8 11
15 Bournemouth 8 9
16 Cardiff City 8 9
17 Wigan Athletic 7 8
18 Brighton and Hove Albion 8 8
19 Rotherham United 8 8
20 Birmingham City 8 7
21 Bolton Wanderers 8 5
22 Huddersfield Town 8 5
23 Blackpool 8 2
24 Fulham 8 1

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