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  • Defender Pape Souare was touched by Crystal Palace fans' reaction to his return to first-team football following a year out with a career-threatening injury. The left-back played the second half of Tuesday's 1-0 Carabao Cup third-round defeat of Huddersfield, concluding his remarkable recovery from a serious car crash in September 2016. Souare feared he may never play again when he suffered a broken jaw and thigh bone in a crash so severe he needed to be cut from his car.His father also died in December, and in his absence Palace signed two left-backs in Patrick van Aanholt and Jeffrey Schlupp.Asked if he felt emotional stepping onto the Selhurst Park pitch as the club's fans chanted his name, Souare said: "Yeah, definitely. That touched me a lot and I give everything for them."It made me happy. It is a good feeling to be on the pitch. I just want to say thanks to the fans and everyone at the club."I am just trying to give everything for them. This is my first big..

    Crystal Palace’s Pape Souare ‘touched’ by warm welcome after first-team return

    Defender Pape Souare was touched by Crystal Palace fans' reaction to his return to first-team football following a year out with a career-threatening injury. The left-back played the second half of Tuesday's 1-0 Carabao Cup third-round defeat of Huddersfield, concluding his remarkable recovery from a serious car crash in September 2016. Souare feared he may never play again when he suffered a broken jaw and thigh bone in a crash so severe he needed to be cut from his car.His father also died in December, and in his absence Palace signed two left-backs in Patrick van Aanholt and Jeffrey Schlupp.Asked if he felt emotional stepping onto the Selhurst Park pitch as the club's fans chanted his name, Souare said: "Yeah, definitely. That touched me a lot and I give everything for them."It made me happy. It is a good feeling to be on the pitch. I just want to say thanks to the fans and everyone at the club."I am just trying to give everything for them. This is my first big..
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  • Second-half Leicester goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani sent Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle.The Reds dominated the first period in the midlands but were unable to find a way through and substitute Okazaki fired in a 67th-minute opener before Slimani lashed home a second 12 minutes from time to send the Foxes through.Jurgen Klopp's side, who have now gone four games without a win, were not the only Premier League team to exit inside 90 minutes as Stoke and Huddersfield both fell to away losses at Bristol City and Crystal Palace respectively.The Potters were undone by two goals in 10 second-half minutes from Famara Diedhiou and Matt Taylor, while Roy Hodgson earned his first win as Palace boss thanks to Bakary Sako's header early on.Dele Alli's 65th-minute winner ensured Tottenham saw off Championship club Barnsley at Wembley while West Ham eased past second-tier opposition Bolton 3-0, with Angelo Ogbonna, Diafra Sakh..

    Leicester dump Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup

    Second-half Leicester goals from Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani sent Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle.The Reds dominated the first period in the midlands but were unable to find a way through and substitute Okazaki fired in a 67th-minute opener before Slimani lashed home a second 12 minutes from time to send the Foxes through.Jurgen Klopp's side, who have now gone four games without a win, were not the only Premier League team to exit inside 90 minutes as Stoke and Huddersfield both fell to away losses at Bristol City and Crystal Palace respectively.The Potters were undone by two goals in 10 second-half minutes from Famara Diedhiou and Matt Taylor, while Roy Hodgson earned his first win as Palace boss thanks to Bakary Sako's header early on.Dele Alli's 65th-minute winner ensured Tottenham saw off Championship club Barnsley at Wembley while West Ham eased past second-tier opposition Bolton 3-0, with Angelo Ogbonna, Diafra Sakh..
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  • No happy start for Roy Hodgson as Crystal Palace misery continuesRoy Hodgson's first game as Crystal Palace manager ended in a 1-0 defeat to Southampton as they set two unwanted records at Selhurst Park.Steven Davis' early goal for Saints means the Eagles have become the first ever top-flight team to lose each of their opening five league fixtures without scoring a goal. Their pursuit of a first Premier League goal of the campaign is now longer than Newcastle's wait of 438 minutes in the 2005-06 season.It took only six minutes for Southampton to expose the extent of the challenge Hodgson must overcome. Dusan Tadic beat Jeffrey Schlupp and though his cross was palmed out by Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, Davis was on hand to tuck it in as the appointment of the former England manager in place of Frank de Boer paid no instant dividend.On-loan Ruben Loftus-Cheek - one of very few plus points in Palace's miserable season so far, combined with Andros Townsend af..

    Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton – 16-Sep-2017 : Match Report

    No happy start for Roy Hodgson as Crystal Palace misery continuesRoy Hodgson's first game as Crystal Palace manager ended in a 1-0 defeat to Southampton as they set two unwanted records at Selhurst Park.Steven Davis' early goal for Saints means the Eagles have become the first ever top-flight team to lose each of their opening five league fixtures without scoring a goal. Their pursuit of a first Premier League goal of the campaign is now longer than Newcastle's wait of 438 minutes in the 2005-06 season.It took only six minutes for Southampton to expose the extent of the challenge Hodgson must overcome. Dusan Tadic beat Jeffrey Schlupp and though his cross was palmed out by Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, Davis was on hand to tuck it in as the appointment of the former England manager in place of Frank de Boer paid no instant dividend.On-loan Ruben Loftus-Cheek - one of very few plus points in Palace's miserable season so far, combined with Andros Townsend af..
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  • Huddersfield midfielder Kasey Palmer could return to action before the end of October, head coach David Wagner has revealed.Wagner gave the latest update on the injured Chelsea loanee, who had been expected to be out until the new year, at a press conference before Tuesday night's Carabao Cup tie at Crystal Palace.Palmer suffered a recurrence of an old hamstring injury while on recent international duty with England Under-21s."There have been further discussions now between Chelsea's medical department and our medical department and another neutral specialist as well," Wagner said."So he has an injury, a serious injury, maybe not as bad as we thought in the beginning, but I don't expect him back before six to eight weeks. "It makes no sense now, where he has so many setbacks with his hamstring, always the same one, to rush something. We need him back consistently." Wagner also confirmed Collin Quaner will be sidelined for between 10-14 days due to a calf injury su..

    David Wagner optimistic Kasey Palmer injury not as bad as first fearerd

    Huddersfield midfielder Kasey Palmer could return to action before the end of October, head coach David Wagner has revealed.Wagner gave the latest update on the injured Chelsea loanee, who had been expected to be out until the new year, at a press conference before Tuesday night's Carabao Cup tie at Crystal Palace.Palmer suffered a recurrence of an old hamstring injury while on recent international duty with England Under-21s."There have been further discussions now between Chelsea's medical department and our medical department and another neutral specialist as well," Wagner said."So he has an injury, a serious injury, maybe not as bad as we thought in the beginning, but I don't expect him back before six to eight weeks. "It makes no sense now, where he has so many setbacks with his hamstring, always the same one, to rush something. We need him back consistently." Wagner also confirmed Collin Quaner will be sidelined for between 10-14 days due to a calf injury su..
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  • Roy Hodgson keen to see more of Crystal Palace's squad against HuddersfieldRoy Hodgson intends to use Tuesday's Carabao Cup third-round fixture with Huddersfield to continue assessing his new squad at Crystal Palace.The manager, 70, oversaw a 1-0 home defeat by Southampton on Saturday in his first match in charge, and after Huddersfield his team face Premier League fixtures with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea in the coming weeks.He has already spoken of his belief it could be some time before 20th-placed Palace significantly improve, despite his confidence he will inspire them to safety.Having similarly succeeded with Fulham and West Brom, he revealed one of the first stages of that process."I'll have a chance on Tuesday to see a few more (players)," said Hodgson, who last week signed a two-year contract at Palace, 14 months after resigning from his post with England."Going forward, I'll have a much better idea of the playing personnel, and tha..

    Crystal Palace V Huddersfield at Selhurst Park : Match Preview

    Roy Hodgson keen to see more of Crystal Palace's squad against HuddersfieldRoy Hodgson intends to use Tuesday's Carabao Cup third-round fixture with Huddersfield to continue assessing his new squad at Crystal Palace.The manager, 70, oversaw a 1-0 home defeat by Southampton on Saturday in his first match in charge, and after Huddersfield his team face Premier League fixtures with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea in the coming weeks.He has already spoken of his belief it could be some time before 20th-placed Palace significantly improve, despite his confidence he will inspire them to safety.Having similarly succeeded with Fulham and West Brom, he revealed one of the first stages of that process."I'll have a chance on Tuesday to see a few more (players)," said Hodgson, who last week signed a two-year contract at Palace, 14 months after resigning from his post with England."Going forward, I'll have a much better idea of the playing personnel, and tha..
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  • Frank de Boer has been sacked by Crystal Palace after only four Premier League matches in charge.The club have acted after the Dutchman oversaw four top-flight defeats from the start of the season, making them the first team in England's top division to do so without scoring since Preston 93 years ago.Press Association Sport understands former England manager Roy Hodgson is the favourite to succeed De Boer.A club statement read: "Crystal Palace Football Club have this morning parted company with Frank de Boer."We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work during his time at the club."A new manager will be appointed in due course and we wish Frank the very best of luck for the future."There will be no further comment at this time."Despite an improved performance in Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Burnley, whose goal was gifted to Chris Wood after an awful back-pass from Lee Chung-yong, Palace felt a new appointment was needed ahead of a difficult run of fixtures...

    Crystal Palace sack De Boer

    Frank de Boer has been sacked by Crystal Palace after only four Premier League matches in charge.The club have acted after the Dutchman oversaw four top-flight defeats from the start of the season, making them the first team in England's top division to do so without scoring since Preston 93 years ago.Press Association Sport understands former England manager Roy Hodgson is the favourite to succeed De Boer.A club statement read: "Crystal Palace Football Club have this morning parted company with Frank de Boer."We would like to thank Frank for his dedication and hard work during his time at the club."A new manager will be appointed in due course and we wish Frank the very best of luck for the future."There will be no further comment at this time."Despite an improved performance in Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Burnley, whose goal was gifted to Chris Wood after an awful back-pass from Lee Chung-yong, Palace felt a new appointment was needed ahead of a difficult run of fixtures...
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  • Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer remains "very positive for the future" despite suggestions his job is on the line at Burnley on Sunday. The former Ajax and Inter Milan head coach was only appointed by Palace during the summer. However, three defeats from three Premier League matches have left the Dutchman's future under scrutiny. During the international break, chairman Steve Parish admitted the start to the new campaign had "not been great", adding "i t's a results-based business, so if you don't get wins. Frank knows that." It has been reported that former England manager Roy Hodgson, who grew up in Croydon, could be under consideration to take over from De Boer should results not improve this weekend. However, the Dutch coach insists it remains business as usual in the club's "long-term" vision. Speaking at a press conference from Palace's training ground on Friday afternoon, De Boer said: "I have always had serious conversations with Steve, we ..

    Under-pressure De Boer positive about Palace future

    Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer remains "very positive for the future" despite suggestions his job is on the line at Burnley on Sunday. The former Ajax and Inter Milan head coach was only appointed by Palace during the summer. However, three defeats from three Premier League matches have left the Dutchman's future under scrutiny. During the international break, chairman Steve Parish admitted the start to the new campaign had "not been great", adding "i t's a results-based business, so if you don't get wins. Frank knows that." It has been reported that former England manager Roy Hodgson, who grew up in Croydon, could be under consideration to take over from De Boer should results not improve this weekend. However, the Dutch coach insists it remains business as usual in the club's "long-term" vision. Speaking at a press conference from Palace's training ground on Friday afternoon, De Boer said: "I have always had serious conversations with Steve, we ..
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