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2016/17 season review: Part 1

June 19 2017

Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace struggled for most of last season but managed to avoid the drop right at the end. Here are the key moments.


Crystal Palace are defeated 1-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion in the first fixture of the new campaign.

Winger Yannick Bolasie joins Everton for a transfer fee of around £28million.

Midfield enforcer Mile Jedinak leaves for Championship side Aston Villa in a £4m move.

The Eagles complete the signing of striker Christian Benteke from Liverpool for a reported £27m.

Palace still wait for their first points after going down 1-0 at Tottenham Hotspur.

Alan Pardew's side secure their passage into the third round of the EFL Cup with a 2-0 success over Blackpool.

Palace win their first point after a stoppage-time equaliser earned a 1-1 draw at home to Bournemouth.

Striker Loic Remy joins from Chelsea on a season-long loan.


The Eagles sign former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini on a one-year contract.

Palace grab their first three points of the season with a 2-1 win at Middlesbrough.

Young defender Ryan Innis successfully appeals his prison sentence for assault.

Pape Souare faces months on the sidelines after breaking his leg in a motorway crash.

Crystal Palace claim a 4-1 win at home to Stoke City.

Palace exit the EFL Cup after a 2-0 loss away to Southampton.

The Eagles stage a dramatic fightback to come from two goals down to win 3-2 at Sunderland.

Palace keep up their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw away to Everton.


Winger Andros Townsend is called up to the England squad.

James McArthur nets a dramatic late equaliser in Scotland's World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

Christian Benteke scores the fastest-ever World Cup qualifying goal for Belgium against Gibraltar.

Palace's good run of form comes to a halt after a 1-0 defeat at home to West Ham United.

Crystal Palace are defeated 3-1 away to Leicester City.

Palace lose 4-2 against Liverpool in a thrilling encounter at Selhurst Park.


Crystal Palace crash to a 3-2 stoppage-time defeat away to Burnley.

Palace are now the 20th highest-paid team in world football.

The Eagles' dismal run of defeats continues with a 2-1 loss at home to Manchester City.

Palace lose 5-4 away in an incredible roller-coaster game at basement side Swansea City.

Wilfried Zaha decides to switch international allegiances and play for the Ivory Coast.

Former manager Tony Pulis is ordered to pay the Eagles £3.77m in compensation after his controversial exit.

Palace confirm Connor Wickham is set to miss the rest of the campaign due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered at Swansea.


Palace finally end a run of six straight defeats with a 3-0 win at home to Southampton.

Alan Pardew's men grab a late equaliser to draw 3-3 away to Hull City.

Palace run out 2-1 losers at home to Manchester United.

Crystal Palace succumb to a 1-0 loss at home to Chelsea.

Palace sack manager Alan Pardew with the Eagles just a point above the relegation zone.

Ex-England boss Sam Allardyce signs a two-and-half-year contract to be the new Palace manager.

Sam Allardyce claims his first point as Crystal Palace boss in a 1-1 draw at Watford.

Wilfried Zaha heads to the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast.

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