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Murray hero and villain in Palace win against West Ham as he scores twice but is red carded

Murray hero and villain in Palace win against West Ham as he scores twice but is red carded

February 28, 2015

LONDON, Feb 28 — Glenn Murray scored twice and was sent off as resurgent Crystal Palace registered a 3-1 Premier League win against a toothless West Ham United at the Boleyn ground today to heap further misery on the stuttering east London side. A header from Murray gave Palace a fortuitous lead in the 41st minute before Scott Dann doubled their advantage in the 51st minute with a powerful header. Murray, in the thick of the action all afternoon, added his second in the 63rd minute,... Read more

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Akito Watabe of Japan soars through the air during his jump in the Nordic combined large hill team sprint 2 x 7.5km ski jumping portion at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun February 28, 2015. — Reuters pic

Akito Watabe of Japan soars through the air during his jump in the Nordic combined large hill team sprint 2 x 7.5km ski jumping portion at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun February 28, 2015. — Reuters pic