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Eagles secure first home win

September 27 2014

Fraizer Campbell

Fraizer Campbell

Crystal Palace claimed their first home victory of the season with a 2-0 success over Leicester.

The Eagles are unbeaten in all four games under manager Neil Warnock and rise to eighth in the fledgling league table.

Palace and Leicester appeared to be set up not to lose in a turgid first half which was lacking many real opportunities.

The away side had the first chance as James Vardy drew Julian Speroni into a save from 12 yards out.

But Palace got into the match as Fraizer Campbell headed at Kasper Schemiechel, James McArthur saw a shot deflected wide, and from the resulting corner Joe Ledley's header was cleared off the line.

Then Schemiechel was on hand to palm out a curling drive from Jason Puncheon moments later.

Leonardo Ulloa came close to scoring for the Foxes after the break, but it was Palace who took the lead on 51 minutes. Scott Dann headed Puncheon's header goalwards and Campbell nipped in to score from close range to score in his second successive game.

Three minutes later and it was 2-0 as Mile Jedinak nodded Puncheon's free-kick from the left beyond Schemiechel.

Palace: Speroni, Ward, Delaney, Dann, Kelly, Jedinak, Ledley, McArthur, Bolasie (Guedioura 90), Puncheon, Campbell (Chamakh 73).

Not used: Hennessey, Mariappa, Doyle, Gayle, Zaha.

Leicester City: Schmeichel, De Laet (Simpson 64), Morgan, Moore, Konchesky, Hammond (James 71), Cambiasso (Mahrez 64), Nugent, Drinkwater, Vardy, Ulloa.

Not used: Hamer, King, Schlupp, Wasilewski.

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