Leicester draw like a win for Palace - Allardyce


"We'll get it looked at".

Today, Crystal Palace have had three wins on the trot and are finally moving away from the bottom of the Premier League table. So leave the young players where they are at their local clubs, where they can develop and play.

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare made lots of changes for their last league game, at Everton, with that match in Madrid in mind.

Palace chairman Steve Parish was presumably motivated by similar concerns when he dismissed Pardew and installed Allardyce in December.

Meanwhile, Palace boss Allardyce will be hoping to maintain his side's fine form by getting another win on board in the home clash with Leicester City on Saturday.

Crystal Palace on the other hand will be putting in 100% and I think they will be backed by a massive Selhurst Park crowd that is behind them.

Allardyce has suggested they would be interested in keeping the 27-year-old beyond the end of the season, but despite paying an initial loan fee of £2million they will have little advantage over any rivals that may emerge.

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Palace's best chance of the half came courtesy of Christian Benteke, who was able to outmuscle Danny Simpson to get on the end of a Joel Ward cross and force a save from Kasper Schmeichel, only for the ball to loop up and almost creep into the Leicester goal, coming off the post before eventually being cleared. "It's a fantastic point".

This afternoon they go head to head as opposing managers when Leicester visit Selhurst Park.

Premier League rules dictate that eight of those in a first-team squad must be considered home-grown, which in the present climate can include those from within the European Union who are ineligible to play for England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or Ireland.

Andros Townsend sent in a cross through to Benteke who headed in Crystal Palace's equaliser in the 70th minute. We will sit down at the end of the season and I am very confident we can keep him. Six goals and 11 assists from the winger this season, showings which included a man-of-the-match display in victory over Arsenal, has seen the Eagles pull clear of the relegation zone - yet those showings have intensified speculation over his future. "The Premier League is vitally important". Then if the time comes when the big club comes and takes him, at least we'll know he is ready.

Palace looked the more likely to push on and grab a victor at that point, but both bosses were ultimately content with a draw.

Again Palace did not lose belief, and within two minutes scored their first goal.