Wednesday 20 September 2017

Alan Pardew's renaissance at Crystal Palace continues

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Match winner Joe Ledley celebrates Crystal Palace's victory over Leicester City
Match winner Joe Ledley celebrates Crystal Palace's victory over Leicester City
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew celebrates his side's victory over Leicester City
Joe Ledley scores the winner against Leicester at the King Power Stadium
Jason Puncheon challenges for the ball with Marc Albrighton
Scott Dann of Crystal Palace receives treatment after clashing heads with Leicester City's Wes Morgan
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The Crystal Palace revival under Alan Pardew rolled on as Joe Ledley's winner sunk rock-bottom Leicester.

Ledley's second goal of the season in the 55th minute was enough to give Palace their fifth victory in six matches since Pardew took up the reins and move them six points clear of the relegation zone in the Premier League.

For City manager Nigel Pearson's side, defeat was a blow to their survival hopes and in fairness they had their chances.

But, in falling to a third successive league defeat, their top-flight status is looking in increasing peril unless they conjure a revival of their own.

Scott Dann came off at the interval after a clash of heads before half-time. His replacement, Brede Hangeland, played a key role in Palace's goal.

It was Hangeland at the far post who knocked a Dwight Gayle corner back into the heart of the six-yard box for Ledley to head home his fourth goal in Palace colours.

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