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Crystal Palace 2–0 Leicester City: Campbell and Jedinak move Eagles up to eighth

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By Mark Ritson at Selhurst Park CRYSTAL Palace are up to eighth in the Premier League this evening after a comfortable 2-0 win over Leicester City at Selhurst Park. After a goalless first half, the Eagles killed the game off with two goals in three minutes shortly into the second period. Fraizer Campbell grabbed his second in as many games, as did captain Mile Jedinak moments later to continue Neil Warnock's unbeaten record going in the Premier League since his return to south London. The game started at a decent pace, with both sides getting on the ball and looking to create the first chance. That came in the way of Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, who controlled the ball inside the box and saw his goal-bound shot brilliantly saved by Julian Speroni. The ball eventually fell into the path of David Nugent on the edge of the area and the forward curled inches wide of the far post. Palace hit back as Fraizer Campbell headed towards goal from Jason Puncheon's free-kick, only to see Kasper Schmeichel make an easy save, before Nugent went on a galloping run past four Eagles players and shot wildly over the crossbar. In an end-to-end contest, Mile Jedinak saw a long-range shot well held by Schmeichel. And approaching the half-hour mark, Palace went up another gear and should have taken the lead with three terrific chances. First, Yannick Bolasie's brilliant cross was nodded back by Puncheon towards James McArthur, but the Scotland midfielder's shot was deflected over. From the resulting corner, Joe Ledley's header at the back post was cleared off the line by Esteban Cambiasso, before Puncheon forced Schmeichel into a good save from range. The loose ball was played back into the mixer and Campbell glanced a header wide of the far post. Into the second period and after a goalless first half, Palace were two goals up after 53 minutes. They drew first blood when Scott Dann rose above his marker from a corner to power a header towards goal, only for Campbell to help the ball on and into the back of the net. And then moments later Bolasie won a free-kick on the left in a dangerous position, which Puncheon delivered into the box and skipper Jediank leapt to glance home into the bottom corner. Palace were rampant and went looking for a third but Leicester managed to regain their composure and made a couple of changes to their pack. In-form striker Leonardo Ulloa had not had a sniff all afternoon at this point, with Dann and Damien Delaney keeping the former Brighton man quiet. Marouane Chamakh came on for Campbell after four weeks out with a hamstring injury, and the Moroccan nearly got himself on the scoresheet with a diving header, only to see it go inches over. Bolasie tested Schmeichel with a stinging effort from the right side of the box before Puncheon fizzed a shot wide from the left. Leicester were poor and offered little in the second half, with Palace happy to see the game out quite comfortably. Adlene Guedioura came on for the hard-working Bolasie in stoppage time but it was an easy ending Neil Warnock's side. Indeed, Palace are still unbeaten in the league under the new manager and move up to eighth. Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Puncheon, Jedinak, McArthur, Ledley, Bolasie (Guedioura 90), Campbell (Chamakh 73). Subs Not Used: Hennessey, Mariappa, Doyle, Zaha, Gayle. Attendance: 24,311 Referee: Mr K Stroud

Crystal Palace 2–0 Leicester City: Campbell and Jedinak move Eagles up to eighth


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