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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

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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.
  • 64:58 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
  • 64:21 Attacking throw-in by Julian Bennett (Crystal Palace).
  • Correction - 62:39 Substitution (Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Calvin Andrew coming on for Alan Lee.
  • Correction - 62:39 Substitution (Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Alassane N'Diaye coming on for Kieron Cadogan.
  • 62:39 Substitution Crystal Palace substitution: Alan Lee replaced by Calvin Andrew (tactical).
  • 62:39 Substitution Crystal Palace substitution: Kieron Cadogan replaced by Alassane N'Diaye (tactical).
  • 62:31 Attacking throw-in by Robbie Neilson (Leicester).
  • 61:58 Steve Howard fouled by Claude Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.
  • 60:10 Substitution Steve Howard is brought on as a substitute for Matt Fryatt.
  • 60:00 Substitution Dany N'Guessan leaves the field to be replaced by Richie Wellens.
  • 59:54 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
  • 59:17 Dudley Campbell fouled by Owen Garvan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy King.
  • 56:50 Dany N'Guessan provided the assist for the goal.
  • 56:50 GOAL - Andy KingCrystal Palace 3 - 1 Leicester Andy King finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Crystal Palace 3-1 Leicester.
  • 56:31 The offside flag is raised against Darren Ambrose. Chris Weale takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 56:10 Defending throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
  • 56:10 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
  • 55:36 Lloyd Dyer takes a shot.
  • 55:12 Attacking throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 54:45 Defending throw-in by Julian Bennett (Crystal Palace).
  • 54:21 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester).
  • 53:08 The referee blows for offside against Wilfred Zaha. Jack Hobbs restarts play with the free kick.
  • 52:42 The offside flag is raised against Darren Ambrose. Jack Hobbs restarts play with the free kick.
  • 52:09 Matt Oakley challenges Alan Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Owen Garvan takes the free kick.
  • 51:11 Andy Dorman fouled by Matt Oakley, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Ambrose produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Chris Weale makes a save.
  • 50:16 Attacking throw-in by Robbie Neilson (Leicester).
  • Correction - 49:10 Corner taken left-footed by Dudley Campbell, clearance by Claude Davis.
  • 49:10 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester) to centre, clearance by Claude Davis (Crystal Palace).
  • 48:34 The official flags Wilfred Zaha offside. Free kick taken by Jack Hobbs.
  • 47:10 Lloyd Dyer takes the inswinging corner, save by Julian Speroni.
  • 46:13 Defending throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
  • 45:59 Attacking throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 45:34 Kieron Cadogan concedes a free kick for a foul on Bruno Berner. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 44:32 Lloyd Dyer fouled by Julian Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Lloyd Dyer.
  • 44:10 Attacking throw-in by Dany N'Guessan (Leicester).
  • 43:50 Attacking throw-in by Lloyd Dyer (Leicester).
  • 43:34 Attacking throw-in by Robbie Neilson (Leicester).
  • 42:25 Shot from inside the six-yard box by Matt Fryatt goes wide right of the goal.
  • Correction - 40:43 The assist for the goal came from Wilfred Zaha.
  • Correction - 40:43 GOAL - Alan LeeCrystal Palace 3 - 0 Leicester Goal scored by Alan Lee from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 3-0 Leicester.
  • Correction - 39:34 Shot from 18 yards from Wilfred Zaha. Save made by Chris Weale.
  • 39:34 Assist by Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace) from right channel.
  • 39:34 GOAL - Darren AmbroseCrystal Palace 3 - 0 Leicester Goal by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of penalty area (6 yards).Crystal Palace 3-0 Leicester.
  • 39:34 Shot by Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace) drilled right-footed from right channel (18 yards), save (punched) by Chris Weale (Leicester).
  • 38:08 Patrick McCarthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Fryatt. Jack Hobbs takes the direct free kick.
  • 37:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dany N'Guessan on Patrick McCarthy. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
  • 36:46 Patrick McCarthy fouled by Dany N'Guessan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
  • Correction - 36:20 The assistant referee signals for offside against Wilfred Zaha. Michael Morrison restarts play with the free kick.
  • 36:20 Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken left-footed by Chris Weale (Leicester) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 35:36 Attacking throw-in by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace).
  • 34:57 Defending throw-in by Robbie Neilson (Leicester).
  • 34:23 Matt Fryatt is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
  • 33:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Ambrose on Robbie Neilson. Direct free kick taken by Chris Weale.
  • 33:02 Andy King is ruled offside. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.
  • 32:45 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
  • 32:12 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
  • 30:02 Attacking throw-in by Robbie Neilson (Leicester).
  • 29:34 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Lloyd Dyer, clearance by Kieron Cadogan.
  • 29:13 Attacking throw-in by Robbie Neilson (Leicester).
  • 28:27 Matt Fryatt is caught offside. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
  • 27:09 Lloyd Dyer takes a short corner.
  • 25:21 Wilfred Zaha provided the assist for the goal.
  • 25:21 GOAL - Darren AmbroseCrystal Palace 2 - 0 Leicester A goal is scored by Darren Ambrose. Crystal Palace 2-0 Leicester.
  • 24:40 Attacking throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 24:27 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
  • 24:00 Goal kick taken long by Chris Weale (Leicester).
  • 23:12 Alan Lee fouled by Jack Hobbs, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Darren Ambrose from the free kick.
  • 22:27 The referee blows for offside against Dudley Campbell. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
  • 22:12 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
  • 21:45 Goal kick taken long by Chris Weale (Leicester).
  • 18:53 Assist by Alan Lee.
  • 18:53 GOAL - Wilfried ZahaCrystal Palace 1 - 0 Leicester Wilfred Zaha grabs a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-0 Leicester.
  • 18:11 Julian Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Dany N'Guessan. Jack Hobbs takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:55 Dudley Campbell takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Owen Garvan.
  • 16:09 Alan Lee challenges Michael Morrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.
  • 15:35 The offside flag is raised against Andy King. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.
  • 14:57 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
  • Correction - 14:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Neilson on Wilfred Zaha. Strike on goal comes in from Darren Ambrose from the free kick.
  • 14:10 Foul by Robbie Neilson (Leicester) on Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace) from left channel (18 yards), blocked by Jack Hobbs (Leicester).
  • 13:42 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
  • 13:15 Goal kick taken long by Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace).
  • 12:42 Foul by Andy Dorman on Jack Hobbs, free kick awarded. Jack Hobbs takes the free kick.
  • 11:55 Alan Lee has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 11:43 Attacking throw-in by Kieron Cadogan (Crystal Palace).
  • 11:02 Defending throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
  • 9:59 Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Lloyd Dyer goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 9:35 Defending throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 8:39 Defending throw-in by Robbie Neilson (Leicester).
  • 7:59 The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy King. Free kick taken by Claude Davis.
  • 7:11 The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Fryatt. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.
  • 6:18 Defending throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
  • 6:04 Defending throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 5:47 Defending throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 4:53 The referee blows for offside against Wilfred Zaha. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.
  • 4:12 Lloyd Dyer produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 3:03 Attacking throw-in by Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace).
  • 2:15 Attacking throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 1:23 Defending throw-in by Bruno Berner (Leicester).
  • 0:48 The referee blows for offside against Dany N'Guessan. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:20 Attacking throw-in by Robbie Neilson (Leicester).

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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


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