Crystal Palace 5 – Leicester City 0
That’s the result which seems certain to keep Crystal Palace in the Premier League!
The Eagles recorded their biggest win of the Premier League season on Saturday, as they beat Leicester 5-0 at Selhurst Park.
The win pushed Palace up to 38 points from 36 games. Indeed, Palace are now 11th in the table.
Incredibly, Palace lost their opening seven league matches of the campaign without scoring a goal.
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Wilfried Zaha and James McArthur had Palace 2-up after 38 minutes.
Leicester’s hopes were ended when Marc Albrighton was sent off early in the second half.
Palace scored three late goals through Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Patrick van Aanholt and Christian Benteke.
World Cup fears for Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi
Not only will Leicester now be without Albrighton for their next three matches after his red card.
Leicester will also be without key midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for the rest of the season after he picked up an injury in south London.
Ndidi was subbed out the Palace game early in the second half with a hamstring problem.
Indeed, Ndidi needed help from Leicester’s medical staff to exit the Selhurst Park pitch.
The fears are now that Ndidi will miss the World Cup for Nigeria.
After the game, Claude Puel told the press the following about he 21-year-old midfielder:
I hope it is not a serious injury for Ndidi and I hope he can play in the World Cup. All the scenarios today were bad for us.
We will see (if he will make the World Cup). It is a hamstring injury. I hope it is not serious of course because it is an important moment for him.
Nigeria will face Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Russia this summer.