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New boss, same old story for Crystal Palace

New boss, same old story for Crystal Palace”

Crystal Palace still await their first league points and goal of the season after they lost 1-0 at home to Southampton.

Steven Davis's early strike ensured it was an unhappy return to club management for Hodgson, who replaced Frank de Boer after the Dutchman was sacked just 77 days into his tenure.

Palace are bottom of the league with no points and no goals from their first five games, an opening run unprecedented in 129 years of top-flight league football in England.

The Northern Ireland global found the back of the net within six minutes, with Roy Hodgson unable to inspire a turnaround in his first game in charge.

Crystal Palace are not going to suddenly unearth world class players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to fight their way out of the worst start to a season by a club in Premier League history, new boss Roy Hodgson said on Saturday.

Well, when that didn't immediately pay dividends and the whole idea of transformation seems to be abandoned already, not even half-a-dozen games into the season, Roy Hodgson stepped in. "But I am happy with all my players tonight".

I am pretty sure Hodgson will play a 4-4-2 or 4-4-1-1 system at Palace and he will do a lot of work with each player on where they play as part of the team shape. "He was very interesting, like one of those experienced men you see in a pub sometimes who you can go to for a chat", Morrison said.

CRSYTAL PALACE now have the unwanted honour of being the WORST attacking team to start a Premier League season.

"It's painful today, and I fear it's going to be painful in some of the moments going forward". Mario Lemina shone in midfield during an impressive all-round display by Mauricio Pellegrino's side, who brought on Virgil van Dijk as a late substitute, the defender having failed to get the summer exit he sought.

Hodgson's management style and way of working may not be to everyone's liking, yet individually and collectively West Brom's players reaped the rewards of all the hours put in on the training ground, where near enough everything they did related to a game situation.

Hodgson's last game, that wretched defeat by Iceland at Euro 2016, was the nadir for England.



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