Premier League Season Review – Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace: 15th FA Cup: Runners-up Capital One Cup: Round Four A feature of many Premier League seasons is when an unfancied side does brilliantly up until the turn of the year and is riding high in a position where qualification for Europe becomes a potentially realistic ambition, before fading away dramatically in the final months as performance levels deteriorate and opposition sides become more adept at eliminating their threat. This time around that team was Crystal Palace. Appointed manager in January 2015, Alan Pardew had seen the club to…

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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

Crystal Palace will be hoping that their inexorable slide down the table can be remedied by a home clash against Liverpool, the team that they have impressively had the better of in each of their last three Premier League meetings. The Londoners must have thought that a demoralising run without a top-flight victory was set to come to a welcome end last time out against Sunderland as they went into the dying stages carrying a priceless lead. However, they did not count on Fabio Borini’s bolt from the blue and…

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Sunderland vs Crystal Palace – Premier League preview and team news

Sunderland will be determined to claim three points which could take them out of the bottom three as they entertain a woefully out-of-form Crystal Palace at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday evening. Despite the distance between the sides in the league standings, there was little to separate Sunderland from West Ham United on Saturday, but a failure to convert one of several second half chances proved their undoing and they came away with a defeat that keeps them second from bottom, albeit with a superior goal difference to the teams around…

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World class acts in the Premier League: Wickham’s goal, Mannone’s save and Antonio’s celebration [Video’s]

This weekend’s Premier League action provided football fans around the world with some amazing stuff on the pitch. However, three world class acts stood out. The first one comes from Crystal Palace’s Connor Wickham. The Eagles were down 3-0 at the half, but made a run for a draw after the break, with Wickham scoring twice. His second goal, coming in the 80th minute, was an absolute beauty! The second one comes from Sunderland’s Vito Mannone. The Black Cats suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of West Ham, but the…

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Man City vs Crystal Palace – Premier League preview and team news

Title hopefuls Manchester City continue their search for consistency with a home clash against out-of-form Crystal Palace, who they have already beaten twice this season in league and cup. It is incredible to think that a side so full of quality has not won successive matches in the Premier League since October, and Man City were again found wanting in that regard during the week as they were held to a rare home goalless draw by Everton. It was a game where they had no shortage of attempts on goal but were…

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Crystal Palace vs Southampton – Premier League preview and team news

Southampton will be looking to win for the first time in five games in all competitions when they make the trip to South London to face Crystal Palace, who they were paired with in Monday’s FA Cup third round draw. The Eagles had to do a lot of defending in their last game at Everton, coming under severe second half pressure only to take the lead with only 13 minutes remaining. The scorer of that goal, Scott Dann, had been heroic at the back alongside Damien Delaney, but he his…

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