Stat attack - the bare facts ahead of Fulham v Crystal Palace

Impact: Dwight Gayle puts Liverpool on the rocks at Selhurst Park                   Picture: David Purday

Impact: Dwight Gayle puts Liverpool on the rocks at Selhurst Park Picture: David Purday

First published in Crystal Palace Sutton Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

Crystal Palace's momentous season in the Premier League comes to an end this afternoon at London rivals Fulham.

There are not many who would have predicted the final game would be a run out or little consequence for the Eagles, and Fulham's last appearance in the top flight for... who knows how long?

Testimony to Palace's fine season since the arrival of Tony Pulis is their record against the title challengers at Selhurst Park.

Beating Chelsea and producing one of the best comebacks in Premier League history against Liverpool are surely the highlights.

For much of the season Jason Puncheon has been Palace’s main goal threat but it was Dwight Gayle who provided the killer touch against Liverpool.

The young Englishman was introduced to the game with 25 minutes left with his side 3-0 down, and his introduction turned the game on it’s head and he took the most shots (three) for his team and netted with two of the them to draw his side level.

Only Puncheon has scored more than Gayle with seven.

Yannick Bolasie showed strong stats throughout the Liverpool game - his EA Sports player performance index shows that the midfielder made a team high of 10 attacking contributions (shots on target, assists, crosses and dribbles). With eight dribbles and one assist he was crucial to the Palace comeback.

Fellow midfielder Joe Ledley was also pulling the strings in midfield making 30 passes, 12 more than second placed Mile Jedinak.

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