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Crystal Palace Beat Leicester City 3-0 As Claude Puel Looses In Rare Fashion

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Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson said Christian Benteke delivered on a pledge to make amends for his penalty miss last weekend as the Eagles climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone with a rare away win over Claude Puel’s resurgent Leicester.

Benteke cost Palace victory over Bournemouth when the injury-time spot-kick he was not supposed to take was saved, but the striker redeemed himself by opening the scoring against the Foxes with a first-half header from Andros Townsend’s cross – his first goal of the campaign.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson said Benteke “held his hands up” in training after last week’s match and had promised to “make things up” to his team-mates.

“That’s exactly what he has done,” Hodgson added. “He’s a quality striker and it wasn’t just his goal that pleased me about his performance.”

Palace had failed to score in their past 10 league away games but added a second goal of an organised and adventurous performance before the break when Benteke’s strong run and pass set up Wilfried Zaha for a brilliant individual finish.

Leicester only tested goalkeeper Julian Speroni when they rallied in the second half – the Argentine reacting superbly to reach Riyad Mahrez’s angled low drive with a strong palm.

And any potential comeback was hamstrung when Wilfred Ndidi was sent off on his birthday less than a minute after Vicente Iborra’s header was correctly disallowed for a foul.

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