Report: Palace 0 Southampton 1

first_imgCrystal Palace 0 Southampton 1: Roy Hodgson’s first game ends in defeat Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 21:26 16/9/2017 roy hodgson - cropped Getty Images Roy Hodgson lost his first game in charge of Crystal Palace 1-0 to Southampton, Steven Davis scoring the goal. Roy Hodgson’s debut game in charge of Crystal Palace ended in defeat as Southampton won 1-0 at Selhurst Park.Steven Davis’ goal in the sixth minute was enough to give the visitors the victory and inflict a fifth defeat in five on the Eagles.The result also leaves them without a goal in 2017-18, meaning they have taken the longest of any top-flight team in England to score a goal, surpassing Newcastle United in 2005-06. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Hodgson was greeted with huge applause prior to kick-off, the former England boss having replaced Frank de Boer on a two-year deal this week, but the optimism quickly faded when Davis pounced on a rebound to open the scoring.Palace, as they did in last week’s loss to Burnley, enjoyed plenty of possession and created good chances to equalise but were thwarted by two good saves from goalkeeper Fraser Forster.The home side applied the pressure in the second half but Mauricio Pellegrino’s side were largely untroubled late on as they recorded their second win of the season and left Palace rooted to the bottom of the table.70 – Roy Hodgson (70y 38d) is the 3rd manager to take charge of a @premierleague game in his 70’s after Alex Ferguson & Bobby Robson. Golden pic.twitter.com/jrPb6Rk3kN— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 16, 2017Selhurst Park gave Hodgson a rapturous welcome ahead of kick-off but the home fans were soon silenced when Saints took the lead.The ball was worked to Dusan Tadic inside the box and, when his drive across goal was parried by Wayne Hennessey, Davis was on hand to side-foot home the rebound from 12 yards.Saints unsurprisingly looked the more confident but Palace twice nearly equalised before the half-hour mark, Christian Benteke denied by a point-blank block by Forster and Ruben Loftus-Cheek firing just wide of the left-hand post.Andros Townsend flashed a half-volley narrowly over in first-half injury time and Palace stepped up the pressure after the break, with Forster making a fine save to deny Jason Puncheon after a Loftus-Cheek cross flew across the box.Torrential rain began to fall as Palace committed more men forward, allowing Southampton the chance to exploit the slick surface on the counter-attack through Shane Long and Nathan Redmond.Palace continued to press but belief seemed to ebb away from the players and the stands as Saints began to repel their attacks with relative ease, although Joel Ward did test Forster again with a header from a Yohan Cabaye cross.439 – Crystal Palace are without a goal in 439 minutes this season, the longest ever run from the start of a @premierleague campaign. Blank. pic.twitter.com/XkkLPOsRWU— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 16, 2017The result means Palace have won only two of their last 17 meetings with Saints and could be six points adrift of safety if Leicester City beat Huddersfield Town later on Saturday.Key Opta stats: – Crystal Palace are without a goal in 450 minutes this season, the longest ever run from the start of a Premier League campaign.- Crystal Palace are the first side in English top-flight history to open the season with five defeats and no goals scored.- The Eagles have failed to find the back of the net in six consecutive league games for the first since January 1995 (a run of nine), with three different managers taking charge during this run (Sam Allardyce, Frank de Boer and Roy Hodgson).- Southampton have won four of their last five meetings with Crystal Palace in all competitions, losing the other.- Steven Davis scored his first Premier League goal since 15th May 2016 – also against Crystal Palace 489 days ago.  read morelast_img read more

McKennie and Adams start vs full-strength France

first_imgFrance v United States France vs USA team news: McKennie and Adams start for USMNT Ben Valentine 02:13 6/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Weston McKennie USMNT 2 05282018 Bill Streitcher France v United States United States Friendlies France The teenage duo will face a tough test as they have been handed the start against one of the World Cup favorites Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams will pair together in the midfield as a youthful U.S. national team closes out its summer friendlies against France in Lyon.The teenage duo will begin in a midfield trio with Wil Trapp of the Columbus Crew captaining the side and sitting deepest of the three.Dave Sarachan will play three center backs in the contest, with Matt Miazga, Cameron Carter-Vickers getting the start alongside Tim Parker. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Parker receives his first ever senior start, as does Levante right-back Shaq Moore, who comes in for DeAndre Yedlin. Everton’s Antonee Robinson, who started against Bolivia, returns to the XI for a much sterner test against France as he lines up on the left.Up top, Bobby Wood, who scored the lone USMNT goal against the Republic of Ireland, will pair with Julian Green. It is Green’s first start for the national team since October 2016.Teenagers Tim Weah and Josh Sargent start the game on the bench.The USMNT will play in front of Crew goalkeeper Zack Steffen who makes his second start for the senior team, coming in after Bill Hamid went the distance against Ireland.Meanwhile, France have gone with a full-strength side against the USMNT as Hugo Lloris, Samuel Umtiti, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann all start for Les Blues.The Stars and Stripes take Lyon. Meet our starting XI for #FRAvUSA.Lineup notes » https://t.co/vi41TGF6zR pic.twitter.com/HOGwsSBthj— U.S. Soccer MNT (@ussoccer_mnt) June 9, 2018USA XI: Steffen; Moore, Carter-Vickers, Miazga, Parker, Robinson; Trapp, Adams, McKennie; Green, WoodFrance XI: Lloris; Sidibe, Varane, Umtiti, Mendy; Pogba, Kante, Matuidi; Mbappe, Griezmann, Giroudlast_img read more