Bournemouth’s relegation fears increased after Crystal Palace secured a comfortable 2-0 win at the Vitality Stadium thanks to goals from captain Luka Milivojevic and Jordan Ayew.
The Black Stars striker scored his 9th goal of the season to become Ghana’s all time top scorer in the English Premier League.
Ayew netted 7 times for Aston Villa, 8 times for Swansea and now has 10 for Crystal Palace to break the record of Legendary Tony Yeboah who scored 24 times for Leeds United in 47 Premier League games.
Jordan achieved that feat while representing 3 English sides and playing 128 games.
Roy Hodgson’s Palace made it four straight victories – albeit the most recent before this was 105 days ago – with a professional display to throw their name into the hat when it comes to European qualification.
Palace were able to settle quickly though and picked up where they left off before the suspension of football by going ahead in the 12th minute.
Wilfried Zaha – not long after curling over – won a free-kick after contact from Brooks and it provided Milivojevic with the chance to open the scoring.
The Serbian curled over the wall and despite Aaron Ramsdale getting a hand to it, the shot hit the crossbar and went in for the first top-flight goal.
Bournemouth responded initially with Callum Wilson heading over Brooks’ cross but by the midway point of the first half the Eagles had extended their advantage.
Zaha spotted the overlapping run of Patrick Van Aanholt on the left and he found Ayew, who side-footed home in the 23rd minute for his ninth goal of the season.
Palace continued to keep the hosts at bay and moved above Arsenal with a fourth successive clean sheet ahead of their visit to Liverpool on Wednesday.