Crystal Palace signed off the Premier League season with a pulsating 5-3 win over Bournemouth at Selhurst Park.
Palace ended the season 12th in the table, with 14 wins and 49 points in their 38 league games.
Roy Hodgson has steadied the ship and produced a good season to secure their place in the Premier League for another year, which didn’t look likely when he took over from Frank De Boer around 18 months ago.
The hosts had a superb start to the game and were 3-0 up after just 37 minutes. Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi netted twice, before Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson turned the ball into his own net.
Jefferson Lerma and Jordan Ibe pulled two back for Bournemouth either side of half time as Eddie Howe’s side fought back, before Patrick van Aanholt restored Palace’s two goal cushion after a well worked move.
Josh King grabbed a third for the Cherries and the seventh of the game to give the away side hope once again, before Andros Townsend secured all three points for Hodson’s side nine minutes from time.
Here are our Crystal Palace player ratings for the final time this season. See you next year!
Vicente Guaita: 6
Guaita had a relatively solid game despite conceding three, and he wasn’t at fault for any of Bournemouth’s goals.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 7
Assisted Batshuayi well for Palace’s second in what was another good performance from the full back.
Martin Kelly: 6
He looked exposed at times alongside an unfamiliar partner in Joel Ward, but the pair did relatively well despite conceding three.
Joel Ward: 5
Ward looked slightly uncomfortable playing in a unnatural position.
Patrick van Aanholt: 8
The Dutchman loves a goal from left-back and added another to his list of Palace strikes on the final day. He was impressive again down the left side of the pitch.
Luka Milivojevic: 7
The Palace captain was unlucky to not be on the scoresheet after his early effort struck the frame of the goal.
Max Meyer: 7
A good performance from Meyer, who improved as the game went on and look a threat on the ball in the second half.
James McArthur: 7
Another consistent performance from McArthur to cap of a good season for the midfielder.
Andros Townsend: 8
The winger scored a well deserved goal to put the game beyond doubt for Palace, after forcing Bournemouth keeper Mark Travers into a fine save early in the second half.
Wilfried Zaha: 9
Another brilliant performance from Palace’s talisman, who had a hand in four of the five goals.
Michy Batshuayi: 9
Scored twice and looked like a threat throughout. Could it be his last appearance for the club? It, unfortunately, looks likely.