Hodgson warns Palace against complacency within the survival bid

Roy Hodgson has warned his Crystal Palace players to not be complacent of their bid to stay within the Premier League.

The Eagles reached the notorious 37-point mark with a a decent 1-0 victory over West Brom at home.

Luka Milivojevic scored from the spot after Darnell Furlong dealt within the field.

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Palace had an excellent chance to double their lead by means of Christian Benteke within the second half.

His shot was brilliantly tipped by Baggies keeper Sam Johnstone.

Reacting to the victory, Hodgson instructed Sky Sports activities (through BBC Sport): “I put it down as an excellent, very sturdy win against a team that calls for a number of you. They put plenty of balls in and across the penalty space. They get the ball forward and into the field.

“In case you do not plug the gaps or compete as wanted, you pay the value. We did not do it as a result of we did these issues extraordinarily well.

“We knew this may be a troublesome test. It is a type of video games the place you aren’t getting a lot reward for drawing or winning. These points to me are very helpful.

“There are 38 video games a year and they’re all crucial. Tens of millions of individuals across the world are watching it so I do not suppose it is acceptable for a player to not give every thing. Each manager on this league can be afraid of the phrases ‘complacent’ or ‘safe’.

“We’re not safe. We are going to solely be safe when the variety of points we now have earlier than us exceeds the variety of video games we now have left and points to gain.

“Each season goes to be determined in Could. If we’re within the league in Could and above three teams in Could then that is what I am on the lookout for. ”

Palace at the moment are eleventh within the Premier League table after 29 video games.

They might be overtaken by Wolves, who play Liverpool on Monday night time.

Palace followers can calm down a bit now that their team has reached 37 points.

That mark has been sufficient to stay within the top flight in every of the past 4 seasons.

Their subsequent sport is against Everton on April 3.


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