No "overnight" fix for Crystal Palace's season admits Roy Hodgson


The midfielder registered the all-important goal for Roy Hodgson's men barely minutes after the kick-off of the encounter. "Let the season starts now", Sako tweeted.

Hodgson's options are strengthened by the availability of Mamadou Sakho and Pape Souare, the latter a year after suffering a broken jaw and thigh in a vehicle crash.

Huddersfield enjoyed greater spells of possession in the second 45 but Palace remained resolute in their defending.

Brad Smith played 120 minutes as AFC Bournemouth progressed with a 1-0 win against Maty Ryan's Brighton, but the Socceroos goalkeeper was not in the squad.

77 days on from taking the job at Selhurst Park, the Dutchman was out of a job, having overseen four straight Premier League defeats for the London club. The German made nine changes from their previous starting XI and after Bakary Sako's headed goal they did little to respond. "But I know there's light at the end of the tunnel, and I started to see some shards of that". I just want to say thanks to the fans and everyone at the club. Will he give a few other players a chance?

He might think they need some organisation but I think this could be another negative distraction, but I have no sympathy for Palace at all because of how they behaved. 'Going forward, I'll have a much better idea of the playing personnel.

Hodgson lost his first three league matches with Fulham, against Chelsea, West Ham and Arsenal, after his appointment in December 2007, but he regardless inspired them to survival on the season's final day and he said: "We lost the first three".