Crystal Palace hit five goals past Bournemouth in a dramatic 5-3 victory in their final Premier League game of the season.

Palace and Bournemouth entertained the fans in an enthralling encounter which was kick-started by Michy Batshuayi, who scored two in quick succession (24 & 32).

Jack Simpson scored an unfortunate own goal five minutes later before Jefferson Lerma smashed in a screamer on the stroke of half-time (45).

Patrick van Aanholt slotted home Palace’s fourth in the 65th minute, before Bournemouth grabbed another two thanks to strikes from Jordon Ibe (56) and Josh King (73).

But Andros Townsend ensured Palace would finish the season victorious with a neat finish 10 minutes from time.

A frantic opening to the game eventually resulted in the opener in the 24th minute as Wilfried Zaha’s cross from the right took a wicked deflection off Adam Smith and was smartly volleyed in by Batshuayi.

The Belgium international added his second eight minutes later when he slid in to redirect Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s mishit shot into the net. And with Palace in full control, they added another a few minutes later with Zaha’s shot poorly parried by Travers, which clattered off the unfortunate Simpson.

Bournemouth pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time through Lerma’s phenomenal strike from range which arrowed into the top corner off the woodwork.

Travers was forced to make two smart stops five minutes into the second-half to deny Townsend and James McArthur. And moments later, Ibe pulled back another Bournemouth goal with a low shot into the bottom corner for his first Premier League goal of the season.

And with Bournemouth looking like they may produce a remarkable comeback, Palace got their fourth through Van Aanholt, who played a neat one-two with Zaha before driving his strike through the legs of Travers.

Bournemouth replied again eight minutes later through Josh King, who poked in Chris Mepham’s header unmarked at the back post from a corner. But Palace would make it five ten minutes from time through Townsend, who steered his shot into the bottom corner after a mazy run by Zaha.

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