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Palace five points clear of drop zone

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Pulis predicted a tough run in before the game

Crystal Palace moved five points clear of the relegation zone thanks to a 1-0 win over Hull City at Selhurst Park.

There was an element of fortune in Palace's goal as Jason Puncheon lashed home a rebound after his initial header from Yannick Bolasie's cross rebounded back to him off strike partner Marouane Chamakh.

Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone ended the match playing in goal after Allan McGregor was sent off for kicking out at Stuart O'Keefe.

Swansea City also put daylight between themselves and the bottom three with a 2-0 victory over fellow strugglers Fulham at the Liberty Stadium.

After a dire first half, Swansea started the better after the break and took a deserved lead when a 25-yard strike from Jonjo Shelvey took a wicked deflection off Steve Sidwell leaving goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg wrong-footed.

The points were safe 15 minutes from time when a whipped free-kick from Jonathan De Guzman was glanced in by Chico Flores.

Elsewhere, Norwich City and Newcastle United played out an entertaining 0-0 draw at Carrow Road.

Loic Remy hit the woodwork either side of half-time before being shown a red card for a scuffle with Bradley Johnson - who was also sent off.

Remy and Johnson got involved in a scuffle that saw both players sent off © Getty Images
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