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Crystal Palace 1-0 Huddersfield Town

Pape Souare returns for Crystal Palace
Souare's last appearance for Crystal Palace was in August 2016 in a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth

Manager Roy Hodgson said there would be no quick fix at Crystal Palace, after his side beat Huddersfield Town 1-0 in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Bakary Sako headed the only goal to give Hodgson the first win of his tenure, in his second match in charge.

However, Palace remain without a win or a goal from five Premier League games.

"The players will understand, like the fans do, that you don't repair the kind of damage we've suffered overnight," said former England manager Hodgson.

"It's going to be a longish and hard process. But I know there's light at the end of the tunnel, and I started to see some shards of that."

Palace were on the back foot for a lot of the second half but held firm thanks largely to centre-back Mamadou Sakho, making his first start since joining the club on a permanent basis.

The victory signifies progression from the Eagles, who were beaten 3-0 by the same opponents on the opening day of the season.

"The week's work has really pleased me," said Hodgson. "I'm pleased with the win, pleased with the first-half performance after only a week's work.

"The second half I was pleased when the going got tougher; we had to dig in, fight, chase and we did that too. It was a very positive evening. We left a lot of players out who have been playing."

Palace lost their first game under Hodgson 1-0 to Southampton. They travel to both Manchester clubs next, before playing Chelsea at home.

Defender Pape Souare came on as a substitute against Huddersfield to make his first appearance for the Eagles since breaking his thighbone and jaw in a horrific car crash last September.

"He made two very important challenges," said Hodgson. "Once again, I'm delighted with him.

"We've got to be cautious and patient with him. You don't have a year out of football with the injuries he's had to recover from, he's done ever so well to get on that field at all.

"We just have to keep training him, getting him some more games, so he comes back to the player he was before the horrific accident."


Crystal Palace

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Speroni
  • 34Kelly
  • 5TomkinsBooked at 36mins
  • 12SakhoBooked at 69minsSubstituted forDelaneyat 70'minutes
  • 3van Aanholt
  • 4MilivojevicBooked at 60mins
  • 44RiedewaldSubstituted forCabayeat 80'minutes
  • 10Townsend
  • 14Lee
  • 15SchluppSubstituted forSouaréat 45'minutes
  • 26Sako


  • 2Ward
  • 7Cabaye
  • 13Hennessey
  • 17Benteke
  • 22Mutch
  • 23Souaré
  • 27Delaney


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Coleman
  • 33Hadergjonaj
  • 44Hefele
  • 14Cranie
  • 3Malone
  • 6HoggSubstituted forWhiteheadat 71'minutes
  • 8Billing
  • 22InceSubstituted forMooyat 70'minutes
  • 18LolleySubstituted forSabiriat 45'minutes
  • 17van La Parra
  • 9Kachunga


  • 1Lössl
  • 2Smith
  • 4Whitehead
  • 10Mooy
  • 11Sabiri
  • 15Löwe
  • 25M Jorgensen
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Match Stats

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    Match ends, Crystal Palace 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

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    Attempt saved. Abdelhamid Sabiri (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Mooy with a cross.

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    Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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    Foul by Lee Chung-yong (Crystal Palace).

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    Attempt saved. Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Patrick van Aanholt.

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    Foul by Abdelhamid Sabiri (Huddersfield Town).

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    Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Martin Cranie (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Foul by Bakary Sako (Crystal Palace).

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    Foul by Florent Hadergjonaj (Huddersfield Town).

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    Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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    Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Philip Billing.

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    Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

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    Pape Souaré (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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    Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Tomkins with a headed pass following a corner.

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    Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Martin Cranie.

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    Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Crystal Palace. Yohan Cabaye replaces Jairo Riedewald.

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    Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.


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