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Season review: Part 1

May 24 2018

Frank de Boer

Frank de Boer

Crystal Palace endured a torrid 2017/18 but eventually secured their Premier League status at the end of the campaign.


Palace and new manager Frank de Boer get their campaign off to the worst possible start by losing 3-0 at home to Huddersfield Town.

De Boer's men suffer their second defeat of the season with a 1-0 loss away to Liverpool.

The Eagles appoint former striker Dougie Freedman as sporting director.

Palace get their first goals and win of 2017/18 with a 2-1 victory over Ipswich Town in the EFL Cup.

But they still await their first league goal and points after losing 2-0 at home to Swansea City.

Pape Souare is targeting a return to the Crystal Palace first team after making a remarkable recovery from injury.

Midfielder Jonny Williams makes a move to Sunderland on loan for the season.


Palace complete the signing of Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.

Frank De Boer's side make it four losses in a row in the Premier League as they lose 1-0 to Burnley at Turf Moor.

The awful run of results mean Frank de Boer is given the sack after only five games in charge.

Palace announce former England boss Roy Hodgson as their new manager on a two-year deal.

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The Eagles still await their first league points and goal of the season after they lose 1-0 at home to Southampton.

Chairman Steve Parish admits he was wrong about the appointment of Frank de Boer as manager.

The Eagles beat Huddersfield 1-0 to progress into the fourth round of the EFL Cup.

Back in the league, Palace were routed 5-0 by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

They then crash to another heavy defeat, this time losing 4-0 at Manchester United.


Veteran defender Damien Delaney reckons the return of Wilfried Zaha can reignite Palace's campaign.

Palace finally claim their first points of the season with a 2-1 home success over champions Chelsea.

However, they concede a last-gasp goal to lose 1-0 away at Newcastle United.

Palace's season goes from bad to worse as they were thumped 4-1 by Bristol City in the EFL Cup.

Crystal Palace come from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home to West Ham United.

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Winger Andros Townsend is backing boss Roy Hodgson to turn Palace's season around.

Wilfried Zaha is shortlisted for PFA Fans' Player of the Month.

Palace go down to a narrow 1-0 defeat away at Tottenham Hotspur.

On-loan midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has set his sights on playing for England at the World Cup.

Palace have to settle with a point against Everton as the two sides play out an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Hodgson's men snatch a dramatic stoppage-time winner to beat Stoke City 2-1.

The Eagles grab their first point on the road after a goalless draw at Brighton.


Palace climb off the bottom of the table after a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion.

The club announce it plans to extend the capacity of Selhurst Park to 34,000.

Palace draw their third game in a row, with a 2-2 result against Bournemouth.

Roy Hodgson confirms that Mamadou Sakho is set for a period out on the sidelines.

Palace score two goals in the last few minutes of the game to beat Watford 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles move out of the relegation zone with a 3-0 win away at Leicester City.

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Palace continue their fine unbeaten sequence to draw 1-1 away to Swansea City.

Palace's unbeaten run comes to an end with a 3-2 defeat at home to Arsenal.

The Eagles claim a well-earned point at home to title-chasing Manchester City after a 0-0 draw.

Season review: Part 2

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