- Jhon Durán (87')
- Douglas Luiz (90'+8' Pen)
- Leon Bailey (90'+11')
- Odsonne Édouard (47')
Palace suffered a blow when 76-year-old manager Roy Hodgson was taken ill ahead of the match. The former England head coach did not travel to Villa Park, leaving Paddy McCarthy and Ray Lewington to take charge of team affairs.
Hodgson agreed to stay on after returning for his second spell at the club earlier in the year.
His team took the lead two minutes into the second half against Villa. Jean-Philippe Mateta spun Pau Torres on the right and sent in a cross that was perfect for Odsonne Édouard to slide the ball home.
Villa substitute Duran equalised in spectacular style. He chested the ball down just inside the penalty area in the 87th minute before turning and hitting a ferocious half-volley beyond Palace goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.
There was still time for the unmarked Bailey to grab a third goal for Villa after a flowing team move.
- Darren England
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