Bakary Sako on Target as Crystal Palace Beat West Brom to Clinch Third Place in Asia Trophy
Deflected first-half goals from Luka Milivojevic and Bakary Sako helped Crystal Palace beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 in an all-English affair in Hong Kong.
The Premier League Asia Trophy, a tournament which this year featured Liverpool and Leicester City alongside West Brom and Palace in a bid to increase exposure of the Premier League in Asia, is in its eighth year of running and saw the Eagles claim third place earlier on Saturday.
Previous fixtures had seen Liverpool and Leicester advance to the final with 2-0 and 1-1 (7-6 on pens) wins respectively against Palace and West Brom respectively. With the start of the Premier League just three weeks away, the competition has seen more of a competitive edge as teams ready themselves for return of top-flight football.
Despite West Brom starting brightly, Palace took the lead in the 11th minute after