Bournemouth loses 2-0 to Palace, still in PL relegation zone

              Bournemouth's goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale fails to stop a shot from Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic for the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ian Walton, Pool)

BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Bournemouth remained stuck in the Premier League’s relegation zone after losing 2-0 to Crystal Palace on Saturday in the teams’ first game back after soccer’s three-month shutdown.

Luka Milivojevic curled a free kick over the wall and into the top corner from 25 yards (meters) in the 12th minute, before Jordan Ayew finished off a flowing move involving Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van Aanholt in the 23rd.

Palace has now gone a club record of four Premier League games without conceding a goal.

While Palace moved up to ninth place, and just four points off fifth-place Manchester United in what is currently the final Champions League qualification spot, Bournemouth is in a relegation fight as it looks to secure top-flight soccer for a sixth season.

Bournemouth is third from last on 27 points, behind West Ham on goal difference.