Crystal Palace Become Premier League Legends During 1-0 Win Over Watford

Jude Summerfield

​It may have taken a while, but Sam Allardyce has finally got Crystal Palace playing well.

The Eagles are by no means safe from the drop, with the side currently just four points above the relegation zone, but given Allardyce's previous record in saving sides from going down it's safe to say Palace fans are starting to believe.

Crystal Palace v Watford - Premier League
Crystal Palace v Watford - Premier League

Their 1-0 win over Watford on Saturday demonstrated exactly what Allardyce's teams do so well. The side looked solid at the back, with Mamadou Sakho proving to be a particularly astute signing during the January transfer window, while Wilfried Zaha continues to look menacing going forward.

Despite the attacking talents of Zaha, Christian Benteke and Andros Townsend all being present on Palace's team sheet on Saturday, the whole side failed to register a shot on target during the game, becoming the first Premier League side ever to win a match in such a way.

Troy Deeney's own goal was the only thing separating the two teams come full time on Saturday. The striker got himself into a tangle while trying to defend a free-kick and ended up planting a header past his own goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.

Ultimately Allardyce won't care how his side get goals between now and the end of the season, all that matters is that they continue to pick up wins and end up beating the drop.


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