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Crystal Palace 2-0 Leicester City

Mile Jedinak heads in for Crystal Palace
  • Palace unbeaten in four league games under Warnock
  • Leicester's first defeat in four league games
  • Campbell scores for second successive game
  • Jedinak also has two goals in his last two matches

Two goals in the space of three second-half minutes gave Crystal Palace their first home win of the season with victory over Leicester.

After a dire first half, Palace took the lead six minutes into the second courtesy of a poacher's finish from Fraizer Campbell following a corner.

It was 2-0 soon after as Mile Jedinak headed in a Jason Puncheon free-kick.

Leicester staged a stunning comeback to beat Manchester United last week but there was to be no repeat this time.

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Palace wingers won the game - Warnock

City were unchanged from the United game but a shadow of the side that pulled off a remarkable 5-3 win against Louis van Gaal's side last Sunday.

In contrast, Palace once again demonstrated the pace, power and opportunistic finishing that gave them a 3-2 comeback victory six days ago at Everton, to make it two successive wins and extend their unbeaten run under Neil Warnock to four matches.

However, this was only after a turgid first 45 minutes containing little excitement.

Jamie Vardy scored one of Leicester's goals against United on his Premier League debut and should have had another in the 12th minute at Selhurst Park, but his shot from 12 yards was saved by Julian Speroni.

Fraizer Campbell is congratulated after giving Palace the lead
Campbell scored last week against Everton and followed that up with another goal on Saturday

At the other end, the home team had a decent spell just before the half-hour mark that yielded decent chances, the best of which was a Joe Ledley header cleared off the line by Esteban Cambiasso and a 20-yard Puncheon shot palmed away by Kasper Schmeichel.

The only other notable incident before the break was a tumble from Yannick Bolasie in the box under a challenge from Ritchie de Laet that had the home fans on their feet but referee Keith Stroud shaking his head.

However, the second half made up for the first as Palace came back out with the bit between their teeth and blew Leicester away with their double salvo.

After Nugent had seen a shot deflected wide for the visitors, the home side struck as Scott Dann's goalward header from a corner was flicked into the net by Campbell.

Just minutes later, Jedinak rose highest in the box to glance Puncheon's free-kick into the same side of the goal.

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Manager Nigel Pearson says Leicester with "under par"

Having shown little threat before the goals, the visitors were unable to muster anything after them and Palace, for whom substitute Marouane Chamakh went close with a late header, were able to cruise to victory.

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock: "We said at half-time we were a bit nervous in the first half. I thought the wide men could win it for us and that proved the case.

"We keep our feet on the floor. There is nobody getting carried away. Three points in the Premier League is very important.

"We have come on a long way in the last few weeks."

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: "It is disappointing to lose to two set-plays. The fashion in which we conceded the momentum was disappointing. I thought we started well and created chances but were unable to make anything of them.

"We were under par in the second half.

"You have to give them credit though. They defended with intelligence. But ultimately we had to come up with ways to break them down and couldn't find that edge."

Joe Ledley heads towards goal
Ledley had a header cleared off the line by Esteban Cambiasso in the first half
Leonardo Ulloa is denied by Julian Speroni
Ulloa has scored five goals in five games prior to Saturday but was kept quiet
Mile Jedinak heads in for Palace
Jedinak has now scored in his last two games after only scoring once during all of last season
The Palace players celebrate after Mile Jedinak's goal
Palace have now won their last two games and are unbeaten in four in the league


Crystal Palace

  • 1Speroni
  • 34Kelly
  • 6Dann
  • 27Delaney
  • 2Ward
  • 18McArthur
  • 15Jedinak
  • 28Ledley
  • 42Puncheon
  • 10CampbellSubstituted forChamakhat 73'minutes
  • 7BolasieSubstituted forGuédiouraat 90+1'minutes


  • 3Mariappa
  • 8Guédioura
  • 9Doyle
  • 11Zaha
  • 13Hennessey
  • 16Gayle
  • 29Chamakh


  • 1Schmeichel
  • 2de LaetSubstituted forSimpsonat 64'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 5Morgan
  • 18Moore
  • 3Konchesky
  • 7HammondSubstituted forJamesat 71'minutes
  • 19CambiassoSubstituted forMahrezat 64'minutes
  • 4Drinkwater
  • 9VardyBooked at 90mins
  • 23Ulloa
  • 35Nugent


  • 8James
  • 10King
  • 12Hamer
  • 15Schlupp
  • 17Simpson
  • 26Mahrez
  • 27Wasilewski
Keith Stroud

Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crystal Palace 2, Leicester City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 2, Leicester City 0.

  3. Booking

    Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

  5. Post update

    Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Adlène Guédioura (Crystal Palace).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Crystal Palace. Adlène Guédioura replaces Yannick Bolasie.

  8. Post update

    Liam Moore (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Paul Konchesky.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Damien Delaney.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Nugent.

  13. Booking

    Danny Simpson (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Danny Simpson (Leicester City).

  15. Post update

    James McArthur (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Simpson (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).

  19. Post update

    Matthew James (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by James McArthur (Crystal Palace).

As It Stood

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6Aston Villa631247-310
7Man Utd622211928
9Crystal Palace6222101008
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