Southampton defeat Crystal Palace to hand them unwanted record


The cheers that greeted Hodgson at the start were replaced by jeers when the Croydon-born boss chose to replaced Loftus-Cheek with Bakary Sako.

Hodgson's predecessor Frank de Boer's three-year contract was terminated the day before Hodgson's hiring, after his fourth consecutive defeat in the English Premier League.

The FC panel debate whether Roy Hodgson can keep Crystal Palace in the Premier League. In 2014's FIFA World Cup, England were eliminated in the group stage, and previous year, following 2-1 defeat against Iceland in Euro 2016, Roy Hodgson announced resignation from the post.

Hodgson, who has coached 15 previous clubs in eight countries as well as leading the Switzerland and Finland national teams, said that Palace were a "good team" despite their awful start to the season.

"I thought in the first half we were very nervous, people didn't show any real confidence on the ball at all".

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The Dutchman was sacked this week after only 77 days and four top-flight games in charge, with all of those matches ending in defeats without a goal scored to leave Palace bottom of the league and a daunting run of fixtures ahead. De Boer was relieved of his duties after he lost all four of the club's opening four Premier League games without scoring a single goal. "I would have accepted managing them if I wasn't good enough to play for them". Very confident. I will not fulfill this task if I do not believe in the opportunities we have.

With all that being said, I am predicting this game to be a win for Southampton.

Hodgson said he has got over the disappointment of the way his reign as England manager ended.

Crystal Palace is still without Wilfried Zaha and his injury has caused the Eagles a lot of problems.

While not all Palace fans have been impressed by the appointment of a manager whose England team struggled when under pressure, Hodgson said he was proud of his record, even if there were a few regrets. "The only thing that will get you a good start is a performance where you score more goals against the opposition and we certainly didn't do that today".