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I feel healthy and am not too concerned over coronavirus risk – Roy Hodgson

Posted Sunday, March 08, 2020 by PA15 hits

Roy Hodgson insisted he has never felt healthier and is not fearful over the threat of coronavirus after Crystal Palace celebrated his new one-year contract with victory over Watford to virtually guarantee Premier League survival.Jordan Ayew grabbed the only goal of a scrappy encounter at Selhurst Park to make it three consecutive wins for the Eagles and move them onto 39 points.After signing a ...Full Story »

Hodgson gives backing to Guaita after howler

Posted Sunday, February 02, 2020 by PA27 hits

Boss Roy Hodgson leapt to the defence of Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita after his own goal handed Sheffield United all three points at Selhurst Park.The Spanish stopper dropped Oliver Norwood’s corner over his goal line in the 58th minute despite being under little pressure and it proved the only effort of the game.Hodgson was disappointed with the result but praised the 33-year-...Full Story »

Players returning for Palace boss Hodgson ahead of Blades test

Posted Friday, January 31, 2020 by PA29 hits

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson will have a number of key players available as his side host Sheffield United on Saturday.Andros Townsend is expected to return, alongside Patrick Van Aanholt and Christian Benteke, bringing an end to Palace’s injury crisis over the festive period.Luka Milivojevic is also eligible following a three-match suspension, however Mamadou Sakho and Jeffrey Schlu...Full Story »

Roy Hodgson not a fan of referees using pitchside VAR monitors

Posted Monday, January 06, 2020 by PA34 hits

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson was not surprised to see the pitchside monitor used during their 1-0 defeat to Derby in the FA Cup but is unsure if he wants it to become a regular occurrence in the Premier League.Ex-loanee Chris Martin scored the only goal of the third-round tie against his old club at Selhurst Park.But the big talking point occurred in the second half when Palace captain Luk...Full Story »

Hodgson grateful to VAR after Wickham’s late equaliser allowed to stand

Posted Thursday, January 02, 2020 by PA40 hits

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson was grateful for a helping hand from VAR as his team struck late to earn a 1-1 draw at bottom side Norwich at Carrow Road.Norwich had led through Todd Cantwell’s fourth-minute strike from close range after a fortunate break in the box and were closing in on what would have been three precious points when Palace were given a helping hand by technology.As s...Full Story »

VAR God not on our side – Crystal Palace boss Hodgson

Posted Sunday, December 29, 2019 by PA39 hits

Roy Hodgson claimed the “VAR God” favoured Southampton but had no complaints after Crystal Palace surrendered the lead to draw 1-1 at St Mary’s.Palace midfielder Max Meyer had a 15th-minute strike chalked off on a review due to a marginal offside call against Wilfried Zaha in the build up.The mid-table visitors later went ahead through a James Tomkins header but were forced to ...Full Story »

Hodgson welcomes Sakho return

Posted Thursday, December 26, 2019 by PA40 hits

Roy Hodgson believes Mamadou Sakho’s return from suspension can give Crystal Palace a boost as their defensive injury woes continue ahead of their London derby against West Ham on Boxing Day.The Eagles were without seven players for the 1-0 defeat at Newcastle, including Sakho, whose three-match ban has ended in time for the Hammers clash.However, many of the absent players are expected to...Full Story »

Pearson the right man to keep Watford up, says Hodgson

Posted Sunday, December 08, 2019 by PA31 hits

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has backed Nigel Pearson to lead Watford up the Premier League table.Pearson was appointed Hornets manager on a deal until the end of the season on Friday and watched from the stands as his new side played out a goalless draw at Vicarage Road.The point did little for the hosts’ survival chances and they remain bottom, but it did end a run of three consecutiv...Full Story »

Hodgson wants Eagles to remain grounded despite lofty perch

Posted Wednesday, December 04, 2019 by PA33 hits

Roy Hodgson is not getting carried away with Crystal Palace’s position in the Premier League table despite the Eagles flying high up in fifth.A 1-0 win over Bournemouth, thanks to Jeffrey Schlupp’s 76th-minute strike, made it back-to-back victories for the south Londoners.The success was all the more impressive given they spent the majority of the game with 10 men after Mamadou Sakho...Full Story »

Roy Hodgson ready for renewed Wilfried Zaha transfer battle

Posted Sunday, December 01, 2019 by PA36 hits

Roy Hodgson praised Wilfried Zaha after his goalscoring performance against Burnley and is bracing himself for the opening of another transfer window.Zaha handed in a transfer request in the summer but Palace rejected offers from Arsenal and Everton to keep the 27-year-old at Selhurst Park.Chairman Steve Parish has said he would allow Zaha to leave in January for the right club at the right pric...Full Story »

SEL-BY DATE EXTENDED Roy Hodgson in talks with Crystal Palace over new deal taking him to age of 73

Posted Friday, November 01, 2019 by hits

Hodgson has done such a solid job the Eagles want to reward him by extending his Selhurst Park deal. Palace believe Roy Hodgson has the energy, drive and success record to keep going as a top-flight manager Credit: Reuters Palace chairman Steve Parish confirmed talks have begun. Ex-England and Liverpool chief Hodgson, 72, replaced Frank de Boer in 2017 and has steered Palace to steady mid-tab...Full Story »

We need Wilfried Zaha, says Palace boss Hodgson

Posted Sunday, September 29, 2019 by PA46 hits

Roy Hodgson talked up the importance of Wilfried Zaha after Crystal Palace’s 2-0 victory over Norwich, but also praised the defensive efforts of his team.The Eagles talisman looked closer to his best at Selhurst Park, playing a part in winning a spot-kick which Luka Milivojevic scored in the 21st minute before setting up Andros Townsend in the second minute of stoppage time.It was a deserv...Full Story »

No new issues for Palace boss Hodgson

Posted Friday, September 20, 2019 by PA55 hits

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match against Wolves.Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate has been passed fit from the ankle problem which forced him off against Tottenham last weekend, while centre-back Scott Dann could return following a hand injury.Forward Connor Wickham (ankle) is set to resume training again at the start of nex...Full Story »

Hodgson thanks Palace fans for backing wantaway winger Zaha

Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019 by PA60 hits

Roy Hodgson praised the Crystal Palace fans for backing Wilfried Zaha during their opening-day draw with Everton despite the winger angling for a summer move away from Selhurst Park.Zaha was a target for the Toffees, as well as Arsenal, during the transfer window and handed in a transfer request in the hopes of landing a move away from Palace.Instead deadline day passed and Zaha remained at the ...Full Story »

Palace boss Hodgson keen to keep star trio

Posted Monday, May 13, 2019 by PA80 hits

Roy Hodgson urged Crystal Palace to secure the futures of Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and chase the permanent signing of Michy Batshuayi after watching them excel in beating Bournemouth 5-3.The outstanding Zaha contributed to all five goals, two of which were scored by Batshuayi on an afternoon when Wan-Bissaka also impressed, ensuring Palace’s 12th-placed finish and club-record Pr...Full Story »

Hodgson hails Milivojevic as Crystal Palace edge out Newcastle

Posted Sunday, April 07, 2019 by PA76 hits

Roy Hodgson saluted skipper Luka Milivojevic after watching him fire Crystal Palace to the brink of Premier League safety with his 10th successful penalty of the season at Newcastle.The nerveless Serbian midfielder beat Martin Dubravka from 12 yards with nine minutes remaining, after Wilfried Zaha had been tripped by DeAndre Yedlin, to clinch a 1-0 win which eased the Eagles to 39 points.Asked i...Full Story »

Hodgson ‘incensed’ by Knockaert challenge as Brighton edge Palace

Posted Sunday, March 10, 2019 by PA59 hits

Roy Hodgson was “incensed” by Anthony Knockaert’s challenge on Luka Milivojevic — but refused to blame Crystal Palace’s 2-1 Premier League defeat by rivals Brighton on the fact he was not sent off.Knockaert escaped with only a yellow card when he fouled Milivojevic in the opening minute at Selhurst Park, and he remained on the pitch to score a superb winning go...Full Story »

Palace boss Hodgson salutes in-form Zaha

Posted Sunday, March 03, 2019 by PA56 hits

Roy Hodgson has doubled Wilfried Zaha’s goal target after the winger shone again in Crystal Palace’s 3-1 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.Zaha was the architect of the opener, an own goal by Phil Bardsley, and then scored the third after Michy Batshuayi had doubled Palace’s advantage just after the break.It was a fifth goal in as many games for Zaha after 18 matches without on...Full Story »

Palace mark Hodgson landmark in style as pressure builds on Puel

Posted Sunday, February 24, 2019 by PA82 hits

Wilfried Zaha’s brace inspired Crystal Palace to an emphatic victory at Leicester to pile more pressure on Foxes boss Claude Puel.The in-form forward struck his fourth goal in three games – having failed to net in his previous 18 outings – to help seal a 4-1 win.Michy Batshuayi’s fortunate first-half opener had been briefly cancelled out by Jonny Evans after the break.Wel...Full Story »

Roy Hodgson praises Palace’s professional performance at Doncaster

Posted Monday, February 18, 2019 by PA68 hits

Roy Hodgson was pleased with the professionalism of his Crystal Palace side as they negotiated a potentially tricky FA Cup tie with Doncaster to reach the quarter-finals.Palace bookended the first half with goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Max Meyer as they secured a 2-0 away win in the fifth-round tie.“It was a very tough game,” Hodgson said.“We had prepared for a tough game. We...Full Story »

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