Congolese international Yannick Bolasie and Yohan Cabaye combined to ensure Crystal Palace continued their excellent start to the season with a comfortable victory over a West Brom side that were yet to concede an away goal on the road.
Bolasie opened the scoring midway through the second half when he headed home Yohan Cabaye’s inviting curling cross.
Cabaye added the second from the spot after Wilfried Zaha, a constant menace on the right wing for Alan Pardew’s side, was tripped by Chris Brunt.
The defeat was West Brom’s first away loss of the season.
West Brom came into the match as the only team in the Premier League yet to concede an away goal.
Bolasie headed past Boaz Myhill from close range to register his first goal at Selhurst Park since New Year’s Day 2013 – 46 home games ago.
the game’s outstanding player with his direct running, should create the second goal for the hosts.
He ran at Brunt once again and having surged into the penalty box, knocked the ball ahead as the Northern Irishman lunged in.
It was the second penalty Zaha had won in as many matches, and when the reliable Cabaye stepped up, the result was the same as it was in last week’s win over Watford.
Victory at home was a relief for the Eagles, who had lost six of their past eight matches at Selhurst Park.