Palace snatch victory over fellow strugglers Leicester City 

Crystal Palace snatched victory over fellow strugglers Leicester City as Jean-Philippe Mateta scored deep into stoppage time in Roy Hodgson’s first game since returning as manager.

Palace were dominant and recorded 20 shots by the break – the most in a Premier League half by any side since 2015 – but struggled to make a breakthrough.

They were made to pay for their wastefulness shortly into the second half when substitute Ricardo Pereira unleashed a well-struck effort after being teed up by Timothy Castagne.

But Leicester’s lead was short-lived as Palace equalised only three minutes later when Eberechi Eze’s free-kick hit the crossbar and deflected in off goalkeeper Daniel Iversen’s back.

Palace captain Wilfried Zaha was forced off in the first half after pulling up with a groin injury.

The hosts won in dramatic fashion as Mateta turned his marker before slotting a low Jordan Ayew ball past Iversen.



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