Mitchell targets perfect end for Eagles

17 May 2021 00:33:35 GMTPlus10

Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell is confident his side can win their final two games in the Premier League this season after netting the first goal of his career in the 3-2 win over Aston Villa on Sunday.

Roy Hodgson's Palace are 19/4 to beat Arsenal, who are 11/20 to win with the draw 16/5, in their next league fixture on Wednesday.

The Eagles, who look set to finish the season in the mid-table positions, trailed 2-1 at the break in their game with Villa at Selhurst Park following goals from John McGinn, Christian Benteke and Anwar El Ghazi.

But in a pulsating final 15 minutes, Palace found a way back into the game with Wilfried Zaha leveling the scores with a deflected shot before Mitchell scored the winner with only six minutes of normal time remaining.

It was full-back Mitchell's 23rd appearance for Palace and he has described grabbing the winning goal as a "dream come true".

Hodgson's men follow their game with Arsenal with a trip to Liverpool on the final day of the season and youngster Mitchell has backed his side to finish the season on a high note.

Speaking to BBC after the match, Mitchell said: "It is definitely a dream come true for me and my whole family - it's been a big season for me personally. Every day was hard but all the work has paid off.

"I couldn't tell you what I was thinking in that moment but as soon as it went in, it was just joy.

"I think we can get six points - there's no reason why we can't get six points."

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