Roy Hodgson’s remarkable resurgence of Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace ended Leicester City’s fine run of form to continue their own resurgence.

Goals from Christian Benteke, Wilfried Zaha and Bakary Sako sealed Palace a huge three points.

Remarkably, the Eagles have flown into 14th place in the Premier League.

FT: Leicester City 0-3 Crystal Palace

Roy Hodgson’s Palace stunned a resurgent Leicester City, as the Eagles secured their first three points away from home this season.

Christian Benteke’s opener helped Palace avoid an unwanted top-flight record by scoring their first away goal of the season.

The goal avoided them becoming the team to have gone the longest without an away goal in English top-flight history.

Five minutes from the end of the half, Zaha doubled the Eagles’ lead, as Benteke provided the 25-year-old with a wonderful assist.

Bakary Sako rounded off the win late on, ending the Foxes run of five games without a defeat.

Resurgence

Prior to kick-off, this was Hodgson’s incredible record in charge of Crystal Palace…

Despite losing his opening 3 PL games after succeeding Frank de Boer, this shows Crystal Palace’s record in Roy Hodgson’s 13 PL games in charge is much improved pic.twitter.com/RpoTvVZcyI

— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) December 16, 2017

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