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  • Date:07 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Selhurst Park
  • Attendance:17,486
Goal!

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91mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Julian Bennett on Lloyd Dyer. Dudley Campbell takes the free kick.

88mins

Steve Howard takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

86mins

Dudley Campbell takes the inswinging corner, Alassane N'Diaye makes a clearance.

86mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Dudley Campbell.

86mins

Alassane N'Diaye concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Wellens. Lloyd Dyer takes the free kick.

84mins

Dudley Campbell finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 3-2 Leicester.Assist by Steve Howard.

82mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Andy Dorman. Lloyd Dyer takes the direct free kick.

80mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lloyd Dyer played to the near post, clearance made by Owen Garvan. Corner from the right by-line taken by Lloyd Dyer, comfortable save by Julian Speroni.

77mins

Kieran Djilali comes on in place of Wilfred Zaha.

75mins

Volleyed right-footed shot by Darren Ambrose. Save by Chris Weale.

75mins

Andy King takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.

74mins

Foul by Wilfred Zaha on Richie Wellens, free kick awarded. Jack Hobbs takes the free kick.

73mins

Corner taken by Lloyd Dyer.

70mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dudley Campbell from the left by-line, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

69mins

Foul by Andy King on Julian Speroni, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

68mins

Lloyd Dyer takes a shot from 12 yards. Julian Speroni makes a save.

67mins

Corner taken by Dudley Campbell played to the near post, clearance by Darren Ambrose.

66mins

Steve Howard fouled by Claude Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Matt Oakley restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Kieron Cadogan leaves the field to be replaced by Alassane N'Diaye. Calvin Andrew comes on in place of Alan Lee.

62mins

Claude Davis challenges Steve Howard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.

61mins

Steve Howard is brought on as a substitute for Matt Fryatt.

60mins

Dany N'Guessan goes off and Richie Wellens comes on.

60mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dudley Campbell by Owen Garvan. Andy King takes the direct free kick.

57mins

Andy King scores a headed goal from inside the area. Crystal Palace 3-1 Leicester.The assist for the goal came from Dany N'Guessan.

57mins

Darren Ambrose is ruled offside. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

Lloyd Dyer takes a shot.

54mins

The official flags Wilfred Zaha offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jack Hobbs.

53mins

Darren Ambrose is ruled offside. Jack Hobbs restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

Matt Oakley challenges Alan Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Owen Garvan takes the free kick.

52mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Dorman by Matt Oakley. Darren Ambrose produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Chris Weale.

50mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Dudley Campbell, Claude Davis makes a clearance.

49mins

Wilfred Zaha is ruled offside. Jack Hobbs takes the free kick.

48mins

Inswinging corner taken by Lloyd Dyer, Julian Speroni makes a save.

46mins

Bruno Berner fouled by Kieron Cadogan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Lloyd Dyer by Julian Bennett results in a free kick. Lloyd Dyer produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

43mins

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Matt Fryatt goes wide right of the target.

40mins

Wilfred Zaha takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Chris Weale. Alan Lee gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 3-0 Leicester.Wilfred Zaha provided the assist for the goal.

39mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Fryatt by Patrick McCarthy. Jack Hobbs restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

Foul by Dany N'Guessan on Patrick McCarthy, free kick awarded. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

37mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy by Dany N'Guessan. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

37mins

The referee blows for offside against Wilfred Zaha. Michael Morrison takes the indirect free kick.

35mins

The offside flag is raised against Matt Fryatt. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

34mins

Unfair challenge on Robbie Neilson by Darren Ambrose results in a free kick. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.

34mins

Andy King is ruled offside. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

30mins

Corner taken left-footed by Lloyd Dyer from the right by-line, clearance made by Kieron Cadogan.

29mins

The referee blows for offside. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

28mins

Lloyd Dyer decides to take the corner short.

26mins

Darren Ambrose scores. Crystal Palace 2-0 Leicester.The assist for the goal came from Wilfred Zaha.

24mins

Jack Hobbs challenges Alan Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Darren Ambrose from the free kick.

23mins

Dudley Campbell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

19mins

Wilfred Zaha finds the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-0 Leicester.Assist by Alan Lee.

19mins

Julian Bennett challenges Dany N'Guessan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Hobbs takes the direct free kick.

17mins

Corner taken right-footed by Dudley Campbell from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Owen Garvan.

17mins

Alan Lee challenges Michael Morrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Weale takes the free kick.

16mins

The official flags Andy King offside. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

15mins

Foul by Robbie Neilson on Wilfred Zaha, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Darren Ambrose.

13mins

Foul by Andy Dorman on Jack Hobbs, free kick awarded. Jack Hobbs takes the direct free kick.

12mins

Alan Lee has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

10mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Lloyd Dyer goes wide of the right-hand upright.

8mins

The official flags Andy King offside. Claude Davis takes the indirect free kick.

8mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Fryatt. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Wilfred Zaha. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Weale.

5mins

Lloyd Dyer produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

1mins

The offside flag is raised against Dany N'Guessan. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

The referee gets the match started.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The referee starts the second half.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview


Danns banned for Eagles

Neil Danns will miss Crystal Palace's opening game of the season at home to Leicester.

The midfielder is still suspended after a red card in the Eagles' penultimate match of last season against West Brom, so summer signing Owen Garvan could be handed a start in the centre.

Centre-half Adam Barrett and midfielder Andy Dorman are also pushing for debuts but a fourth new recruit, full-back David Wright, is a slight doubt with a hamstring injury.

Newly-appointed skipper Paddy McCarthy is expected to shake off an Achilles problem to partner Barrett at the back.

Young forward Wilfried Zaha has figured prominently in pre-season under new boss George Burley and could play a part, but winger Sean Scannell has been ruled out with a knee injury which requires surgery.

Tom Kennedy and Leon Crncic could make their Leicester debuts.

However, fellow summer signing Miguel Vitor is a doubt for the opening game of the Championship season.

Paul Gallacher missed four of City`s six pre-season matches with a thigh injury but boss Paulo Sousa is hopeful the forward will be able to play some part at Selhurst Park.

Long-term absentee Aleksandar Tunchev remains the only player definitely out as he continues to struggle with a persistent knee problem.

Sousa, who left Swansea to replace Nigel Pearson at the Walkers Stadium a month ago, said: "I am very excited with a lot of confidence. It is very present in my mind to have a winning mentality.

"I am very positive about everything that we have done and what I have seen in four weeks. The team and players are progressing."

Formation:442Manager: George Burley

Crystal Palace

Formation: 442Manager: Paulo Sousa

Leicester

  • Julian Speroni
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Claude Davis
  • Patrick McCarthy
  • Kieron Cadogan
  • Julian Bennett
  • Darren Ambrose
  • Owen Garvan
  • Andy Dorman
  • Wilfred Zaha
  • Alan Lee
  • SUBS
  • Lewis Price
  • Adam Barrett
  • Calvin Andrew
  • Jack Holland
  • Kieran Djilali
  • Charlie Holness
  • Alassane N'Diaye

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Match Report

Palace back on track Crystal Palace put a summer of financial uncertainly behind them to edge a thrilling opening day contest against Leicester, running out 3-2 winners. Last season's play-off semi-finalists were put to the sword in the first-half at Selhurst Park thanks to strikes from 17-year-old striker Wilfred Zaha, Darren Ambrose and Alan Lee. But Leicester dominated the second period and goals from Andy King and DJ Campbell saw them fall just short. Palace boss George Burley and his Leicester counterpart Paulo Sousa were making their debuts in their respective dugouts and saw the best and worst of their new charges. Julian Bennett was cleared to make his Eagles debut alongside fellow summer signings Andy Dorman and Owen Garvan after his move from Nottingham Forest went through late on Friday night. Leicester's only summer buy, Tom Kennedy, took up a place among the visitor's substitutes. In a sedate opening City's Lloyd Dyer fired a couple of speculative efforts past the Palace posts, but the home side started to gain the upper hand due to a greater sharpness and intensity in their passing. In the 12th minute a dangerous cross from Ambrose narrowly evaded Lee, before Lee just failed to set-up Zaha in the area. The game was developing an end-to-end feel and Zaha raised the excitement levels further when he scored his first senior goal in the 19th minute. The youngster latched onto Lee's flick on and volleyed superbly beyond helpless Leicester keeper Chris Weale. Lee was proving a handful for the Foxes defence and he won a free-kick in the 24th minute from which Ambrose cleared the crossbar. But the former Ipswich playmaker's radar was on target moments later as he doubled his side's advantage Lee battled away in the channel before giving the ball to Kieron Cadogan who teed up Ambrose to drill past Weale from the edge of the area. It was 3-0 four minutes before half-time when Cadogan provided a teasing cross and Zaha turned sharply to get his shot off. Weale blocked the initial effort but Lee was left with a tap-in. Matt Fryatt spurned a golden opportunity to get Leicester back into the game when he put Dany N'Guessan's cross wide from close range. Dyer then produced a curling 18-yard effort to forced a sharp save from Julian Speroni with the final kick of the half. The Foxes winger continued to threaten after the break and he fizzed a shot onto the crossbar in the 56th minute. Moments later the visitors had a lifeline when King rose at the back post to head home Robbie Neilson's cross Leicester were starting to dominate the midfield battle and this allowed Dyer to once again draw a stop from Speroni before Palace skipper Paddy McCarthy scrambled away Campbell's shot. Substitute Steve Howard was unsettling the Palace defence, as evidenced when McCarthy and Claude Davis almost contrived to produce an own goal, only for Speroni to tip over superbly. From the resulting 72nd minute corner Jack Hobbs put a free header wide, but Speroni was called upon again shortly after when King smashed goalwards. Immediately Palace charged forward on the break and Weale was alert as Ambrose sought to finish the contest. Burley's men were made to sweat when Davis made a hash of a clearance six minutes from time, allowing Howard in behind the defence and he squared the ball for Campbell to apply the finish.

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