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Crystal Palace 1-2 Leicester

Crystal Palace 1-2 Leicester

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Neil Danns returned to haunt his former club as Leicester won for the first time in six attempts.

Danns, who left Selhurst Park in the summer, capitalised on a goalkeeping mistake to put his side into the lead.

Sol Bamba nodded in at the far post to double the advantage, before Palace pulled one back through Jonathan Parr's curling shot.

Leicester's Steve Howard was sent off late on, but the Foxes held firm.

As well as recalling the impressive Danns, City manager Nigel Pearson handed a full debut to 18-year-old Liam Moore, a first run-out in 16 months for Tom Kennedy and a return for Aleksandar Tunchev, whose last appearance was for Palace on loan in October.

The changes worked when Danns opened the scoring after 19 minutes, curling home after Palace keeper Lewis Price saw his clearance bounce off his own defender and straight into the path of the midfielder.

It was harsh on Palace, who went close through Owen Garvan and Wilfried Zaha before the Foxes doubled their lead.

Danns swung in a free-kick which was helped on by David Nugent and headed home by centre-half Bamba.

Full-back Parr deceived Kasper Schmeichel to pull one back for Palace and ensure a competitive second half.

The home side created a number of chances to earn a share of the spoils, but Schmeichel denied Zaha and Jermaine Easter and Chris Martin's shot was deflected wide.

Howard was shown a straight red card for something he said to the linesman, but Palace could not make their numerical advantage count in the final 15 minutes.

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Monday, 2 January 2012

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crystal Palace 1-2 Leicester FT
(HT 1-2)
  • Parr 41
  • Danns 19
  • Bamba 37

Crystal Palace

  • 34 Price
  • 02 Clyne
  • 37 Keinan
  • 38 Ramage
  • 04 Parr
  • 10 Garvan
  • 15 Jedinak
  • 28 O'Keefe (Ambrose 54)
  • 11 Scannell (C Martin 72)
  • 16 Zaha
  • 17 Murray (Easter 72)

Substitutes

  • 40 Fitzsimons,
  • 07 Ambrose,
  • 08 Dikgacoi,
  • 19 Easter,
  • 35 C Martin

Leicester

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 05 Mills
  • 06 Bamba yellow card
  • 30 Kennedy
  • 33 Tunchev (Dyer 46)
  • 34 Moore
  • 10 King
  • 22 Abe
  • 23 Danns
  • 27 Schlupp (Beckford 76)
  • 35 Nugent (Howard 75 red card)

Substitutes

  • 21 Weale,
  • 11 Dyer,
  • 07 Gallagher,
  • 09 Howard,
  • 20 Beckford
Ref: LiningtonAtt: 14,468
CRYSTAL PALACE
LEICESTER

Possession

  • Crystal Palace 58%
  • Leicester 42%

Attempts on target

  • Crystal Palace 9
  • Leicester 4

Attempts off target

  • Crystal Palace 5
  • Leicester 6

Corners

  • Crystal Palace 6
  • Leicester 5

Fouls

  • Crystal Palace 9
  • Leicester 7
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:01 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+3:14 Peter Ramage fouled by Neil Danns, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Ambrose crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 90:00+0:49 The ball is delivered by Jonathan Parr, Jermaine Easter has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
  • 88:34 Liam Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Zaha. Darren Ambrose takes the direct free kick.
  • 88:08 Mile Jedinak takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 87:32 Effort on goal by Jermaine Beckford from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 86:37 Lewis Price takes the free kick.
  • 86:37 Sent off Steve Howard is sent off by the referee.
  • 86:17 Steve Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Parr.
  • 85:19 Outswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose, Owen Garvan takes a shot. Yuki Abe gets a block in.
  • 85:02 Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Matt Mills gets a block in.
  • 84:42 Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, clearance by Souleymane Bamba.
  • 84:28 Jermaine Easter takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 82:46 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Darren Ambrose, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.
  • 82:46 Booking The referee shows Souleymane Bamba a yellow card for dissent.
  • 82:11 Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, Andy King makes a clearance.
  • 80:48 The official flags Jermaine Beckford offside. Lewis Price restarts play with the free kick.
  • 80:28 Owen Garvan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yuki Abe. Free kick taken by Matt Mills.
  • 79:23 Inswinging corner taken by Tom Kennedy from the right by-line played to the near post, Chris Martin manages to make a clearance.
  • 79:02 Steve Howard takes a shot. Mile Jedinak gets a block in.
  • 77:08 Jonathan Parr delivers the ball, clearance made by Matt Mills.
  • 76:03 Jermaine Beckford has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
  • 75:01 Substitution Jermaine Beckford is brought on as a substitute for Jeffery Schlupp.
  • 74:20 Substitution Steve Howard joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Nugent.
  • 73:42 Chris Martin takes a shot. Lloyd Dyer gets a block in.
  • 73:21 Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Souleymane Bamba gets a block in.
  • 71:26 Substitution Jermaine Easter is brought on as a substitute for Glenn Murray.
  • 71:26 Substitution Sean Scannell leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Martin.
  • 68:18 Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 65:58 The ball is crossed by Lloyd Dyer, Effort from inside the area by Jeffery Schlupp misses to the left of the goal.
  • 64:12 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Kennedy played to the near post, clearance made by Owen Garvan.
  • 63:35 Andy King produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 60:17 Effort from outside the penalty box by Yuki Abe goes wide left of the goal.
  • 58:27 Outswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line, David Nugent makes a clearance.
  • 56:52 Unfair challenge on David Nugent by Owen Garvan results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Tom Kennedy from left wing, Peter Ramage makes a clearance.
  • 55:59 Owen Garvan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 55:04 Glenn Murray has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 53:40 Substitution Darren Ambrose on for Stuart O'Keefe.
  • 51:02 Andy King fouled by Peter Ramage, the ref awards a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
  • 50:22 Sean Scannell delivers the ball, Andy King manages to make a clearance.
  • 49:33 Unfair challenge on Yuki Abe by Owen Garvan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Mills.
  • 45:43 The ball is swung over by Tom Kennedy.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • 45:01 Substitution Lloyd Dyer on for Aleksandar Tunchev.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:15 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+1:49 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Owen Garvan.
  • 45:00+1:29 Glenn Murray takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.
  • 44:31 Peter Ramage challenges Jeffery Schlupp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Mills delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Nathaniel Clyne makes a clearance.
  • 43:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Danns on Mile Jedinak. Sean Scannell takes the free kick.
  • 40:49 Owen Garvan provided the assist for the goal.
  • 40:49 GOAL - Jonathan ParrCrystal Palace 1 - 2 Leicester Jonathan Parr grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-2 Leicester.
  • 39:04 The ball is sent over by Liam Moore.
  • Correction - 36:01 The assist for the goal came from David Nugent.
  • 36:01 Assist by Aleksandar Tunchev.
  • 36:01 GOAL - Souleymane BambaCrystal Palace 0 - 2 Leicester Souleymane Bamba scores a headed goal from close range. Crystal Palace 0-2 Leicester.
  • Correction - 35:08 Jeffery Schlupp fouled by Dekel Keinan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Neil Danns from left wing.
  • 35:08 Unfair challenge on Jeffery Schlupp by Dekel Keinan results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Neil Danns.
  • 31:56 Foul by Glenn Murray on Tom Kennedy, free kick awarded. Aleksandar Tunchev restarts play with the free kick.
  • 31:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Tunchev by Glenn Murray. Aleksandar Tunchev takes the direct free kick.
  • 30:59 Jonathan Parr sends in a cross, clearance by Tom Kennedy.
  • 30:45 Wilfried Zaha produces a cross.
  • 28:27 David Nugent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak. Mile Jedinak takes the direct free kick.
  • 27:24 The official flags Jeffery Schlupp offside. Lewis Price takes the free kick.
  • 25:12 Aleksandar Tunchev challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Owen Garvan, clearance made by Tom Kennedy.
  • 23:55 Effort on goal by Wilfried Zaha from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 22:29 Centre by Tom Kennedy, clearance made by Peter Ramage.
  • 20:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mile Jedinak on Neil Danns. Matt Mills takes the free kick.
  • 18:04 GOAL - Neil DannsCrystal Palace 0 - 1 Leicester A goal is scored by Neil Danns from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 0-1 Leicester.
  • 17:07 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Danns, clearance made by Dekel Keinan. Yuki Abe takes a shot. Lewis Price makes a save.
  • 13:55 Jeffery Schlupp concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Parr. Lewis Price takes the direct free kick.
  • 12:42 Corner taken by Neil Danns, Header from close range by Souleymane Bamba misses to the right of the target.
  • Correction - 12:29 The ball is sent over by Tom Kennedy.
  • 12:29 Tom Kennedy sends in a cross.
  • 11:47 The assistant referee signals for offside against Wilfried Zaha. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
  • 10:12 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Danns from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Mile Jedinak.
  • 10:05 A cross is delivered by Tom Kennedy, Mile Jedinak manages to make a clearance.
  • 9:00 A cross is delivered by Wilfried Zaha.
  • 8:45 A cross is delivered by Nathaniel Clyne, clearance by Souleymane Bamba.
  • 5:32 The official flags David Nugent offside. Lewis Price takes the free kick.
  • 4:52 Effort from outside the area by Owen Garvan goes wide right of the goal.
  • 1:17 The official flags Andy King offside. Free kick taken by Lewis Price.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 2 Jan 2012 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Southampton 25 19 47
2 West Ham 25 17 47
3 Cardiff 25 14 45
4 Middlesbrough 25 7 45
5 Reading 25 7 39
6 Hull 25 1 39
7 Blackpool 25 8 38
8 Leeds 25 3 38
9 Derby 25 -3 37
10 Burnley 25 4 36
11 Crystal Palace 25 0 36
12 Leicester 25 5 35
13 Brighton 25 -2 35
14 Birmingham 23 6 34
15 Peterborough 25 3 33
16 Barnsley 25 -3 33
17 Portsmouth 24 2 31
18 Watford 25 -7 30
19 Ipswich 24 -13 27
20 Millwall 24 -3 26
21 Bristol City 24 -12 24
22 Nott'm Forest 25 -18 24
23 Doncaster 25 -21 22
24 Coventry 25 -14 19

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