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2016/17 season review: Part 2

June 21 2017

Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce

Here's part two of our round-up of Crystal Palace's difficult 2016/17 campaign.


Crystal Palace are defeated 2-0 away to Arsenal on New Year's Day.

Next up, the Eagles concede a late goal to lose 2-1 at home to relegation rivals Swansea City.

Palace are held to a goalless FA Cup third round draw at Bolton Wanderers.

Assistant manager Keith Millen and goalkeeper coach Andy Woodman are released by the club.

Sammy Lee joins Crystal Palace as assistant manager to Sam Allardyce.

Goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson comes to Palace from Cardiff City.

Left back-cum-winger Jeffrey Schlupp arrives from Leicester City in the transfer window.

Palace's woeful season continues with a 3-0 reverse at West Ham United.

They secure a 2-1 third-round replay victory at home to Bolton Wanderers.

Palace slip into the relegation zone after a 1-0 loss at home to Everton.

And they exit the FA Cup with a 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester City.

Palace announce the signing of Patrick van Aanholt from Sunderland.

The squad is boosted with Serbian international Luka Milivojevic from Olympiakos.

Sam Allardyce picks up his first Premier League win as Palace manager with a 2-0 success at Bournemouth.


Palace acquire Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho on loan until the end of the season.

Palace are thrashed 4-0 at home to relegation rivals Sunderland.

The Eagles stay in the bottom three after a 1-0 defeat at Stoke City.

Palace move out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 win at home to Middlesbrough.


Palace claim a massive three points in their fight for survival with a 2-0 triumph at West Bromwich Albion.

Sam Allardyce makes it three victories in a row with a 1-0 success at home to Watford.

England manager Gareth Southgate admits there was nothing he could do to stop Wilfried Zaha switching to play for Ivory Coast.


Palace beat Premier League table toppers Chelsea with a shock 2-1 away win.

Their hopes of survival take a dent after they lose 3-1 at Southampton.

Palace pull further away from the relegation zone with a 3-0 win at home to Arsenal.

The Eagles recover from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home to Leicester City.

Palace take a giant step towards Premier League safety with a 2-1 win at Liverpool.

They then lose a London derby 1-0 at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

An abject performance by Crystal Palace sees them defeated 2-0 at home to Burnley.


Steve Parish says the club's plans for a new Main Stand are being held up by "extortionate" demands from a third party.

Crystal Palace are thrashed 5-0 away to Manchester City.

Palace secure their Premier League status with a 4-0 win at home to Hull City.

Wilfried Zaha pays tribute to the Palace supporters after winning the Player of the Year award.

Steve Parish hands Julian Speroni a new contract and hails his importance to Crystal Palace.

Palace's final game of the season ends in defeat, losing 2-0 to a young Manchester United side at Old Trafford.

Sam Allardyce sensationally quits Crystal Palace stating he simply wants time away from football.

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