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Palace press conference live: Roy Hodgson on Sakho red, van Aanholt injury and Bournemouth win


Good evening and welcome to Selhurst Park, where Crystal Palace have beaten Bournemouth 1-0  to move up to fifth in the Premier League.

The Eagles battled bravely for more than 70 minutes with ten men after Mamadou Sakho was shown a straight red card on his return to the Palace starting line-up, with referee Anthony Taylor giving the Frenchman his marching orders for a heavy challenge on Adam Smith.

With no central defensive cover on the bench, with Gary Cahill and Scott Dann both out injured, Cheikhou Kouyate dropped back into the heart of the defence alongside James Tomkins.

But things then went from bad to worse for Palace as Patrick van Aanholt hobbled off with what looked like a hamstring injury.

Palace continued to battle against Bournemouth after that though, and went in goalless at half time.

Bournemouth put Palace under increasing pressure in the second half, but the Eagles stood firm and offered a threat on the break with the pace and trickery of Wilfried Zaha and the hard work of Jordan Ayew up front.

And the Eagles got the only goal of the game, with Jeffrey Schlupp getting forward from left-back to drive the Eagles into the lead with his second goal in as many games.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson will be speaking to the media shortly following the win, and you can find out what he has to say below in our live blog of his post-match press conference.


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