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Highlights - Crystal Palace 3-2 Leicester

Crystal Palace 3-2 Leicester

Crystal Palace   3 - 2   Leicester

Crystal Palace survived a second-half fightback from Leicester to win a thrilling opening-day contest.

Palace opened the scoring when 17-year-old Wilfred Zaha volleyed past keeper Chris Weale and Darren Ambrose doubled their lead with a shot from 18 yards.

Alan Lee made it 3-0 with a tap in from close range befoer Leicester pulled one back when Andy King headed in.

DJ Campbell then found the net from Steve Howard's squared pass but Leicester could not force an equaliser.

Palace boss George Burley and his Leicester counterpart Paulo Sousa were making their debuts in their respective dugouts.

For Crystal Palace, the victory was a welcome boost following a summer of financial uncertainty.

Listen: Crystal Palace manager George Burley told BBC London 94.9

Listen: Leicester manager Paulo Sousa talks to BBC Radio Leicester

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Saturday, 7 August 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crystal Palace 3-2 Leicester FT
(HT 3-0)
  • Zaha 19
  • Ambrose 26
  • Lee 41
  • King 57
  • Campbell 84

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 02 Clyne
  • 04 Davis
  • 05 McCarthy
  • 19 Bennett
  • 07 Ambrose
  • 10 Garvan
  • 11 Dorman
  • 15 Cadogan (N'Diaye 63)
  • 09 Lee (Andrew 63)
  • 16 Zaha (Djilali 77)

Substitutes

  • 13 Price,
  • 06 Barrett,
  • 17 Holland,
  • 21 Djilali,
  • 24 Holness,
  • 25 N'Diaye,
  • 12 Andrew

Leicester

  • 01 Weale
  • 02 Neilson
  • 04 Morrison
  • 15 Berner
  • 25 Hobbs
  • 08 Oakley
  • 10 King
  • 11 Dyer
  • 12 Fryatt (Howard 61)
  • 17 N'Guessan (Wellens 60)
  • 32 Campbell

Substitutes

  • 13 Logan,
  • 18 Kennedy,
  • 26 Parkes,
  • 29 Moore,
  • 19 Wellens,
  • 09 Howard,
  • 27 John
Ref: WoolmerAtt: 17,486
CRYSTAL PALACE
LEICESTER

Possession

  • Crystal Palace 45%
  • Leicester 55%

Attempts on target

  • Crystal Palace 7
  • Leicester 5

Attempts off target

  • Crystal Palace 2
  • Leicester 5

Corners

  • Crystal Palace 0
  • Leicester 12

Fouls

  • Crystal Palace 14
  • Leicester 7
  • Final Result
  • 95:26 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:50 Attacking throw-in by Robbie Neilson (Leicester).
  • 90:00+4:11 Defending throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
  • 90:00+4:04 Defending throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 90:00+2:41 Defending throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
  • 90:00+0:56 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
  • 90:00+0:19 Unfair challenge on Lloyd Dyer by Julian Bennett results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dudley Campbell.
  • 90:00 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 89:27 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
  • 87:57 Defending throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • Correction - 87:57 Defending throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
  • 87:31 Steve Howard takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.
  • 85:52 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Dudley Campbell, clearance made by Alassane N'Diaye.
  • 85:36 Corner from right by-line taken by Dudley Campbell.
  • 85:06 Alassane N'Diaye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens. Lloyd Dyer takes the free kick.
  • 83:35 The assist for the goal came from Steve Howard.
  • 83:35 GOAL - Dudley CampbellCrystal Palace 3 - 2 Leicester A goal is scored by Dudley Campbell from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 3-2 Leicester.
  • 82:56 Attacking throw-in by Julian Bennett (Crystal Palace).
  • 82:22 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
  • 81:47 Richie Wellens fouled by Andy Dorman, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lloyd Dyer.
  • 79:55 Corner taken by Lloyd Dyer played to the near post, Owen Garvan manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Lloyd Dyer from the right by-line, comfortable save by Julian Speroni.
  • 79:44 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester).
  • 79:23 Attacking throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 79:02 Defending throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 76:34 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
  • 76:34 Substitution Kieran Djilali comes on in place of Wilfred Zaha.
  • 75:46 Goal kick taken long by Chris Weale (Leicester).
  • 75:08 Attacking throw-in by Julian Bennett (Crystal Palace).
  • 74:52 Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.
  • 74:29 Andy King takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
  • 74:21 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester).
  • 73:53 Foul by Wilfred Zaha on Richie Wellens, free kick awarded. Jack Hobbs restarts play with the free kick.
  • 73:46 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
  • 72:43 Inswinging corner taken by Lloyd Dyer from the right by-line.
  • 72:20 Attacking throw-in by Robbie Neilson (Leicester).
  • 71:08 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
  • 71:02 Attacking throw-in by Robbie Neilson (Leicester).
  • 69:27 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dudley Campbell, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.
  • 68:26 Julian Speroni fouled by Andy King, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:57 Effort on goal by Lloyd Dyer from 12 yards. Save made by Julian Speroni.
  • 66:55 Defending throw-in by Robbie Neilson (Leicester).
  • 66:07 Corner taken by Dudley Campbell from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Darren Ambrose.
  • 65:31 Claude Davis challenges Steve Howard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Oakley takes the free kick.


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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 7 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 1 4 3
2 Millwall 1 3 3
3 Ipswich 1 2 3
4 Coventry 1 2 3
5 Doncaster 1 2 3
6 Hull 1 2 3
7 Crystal Palace 1 1 3
8 Watford 1 1 3
9 Derby 1 1 3
10 Scunthorpe 1 1 3
11 Burnley 1 1 3
12 Cardiff 0 0 0
13 Sheff Utd 0 0 0
14 Leicester 1 -1 0
15 Norwich 1 -1 0
16 Leeds United 1 -1 0
17 Reading 1 -1 0
18 Nottm Forest 1 -1 0
19 Middlesbrough 1 -2 0
20 Portsmouth 1 -2 0
21 Preston 1 -2 0
22 Swansea 1 -2 0
23 Bristol City 1 -3 0
24 Barnsley 1 -4 0


see also
Football League Ten to Tackle
05 Aug 10 |  Football


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