Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson: We must improve players we have

The home side applied the pressure in the second half but Mauricio Pellegrino's side was largely untroubled late on as it recorded its second win of the season and left Palace rooted to the bottom of the table. You have to work for these things.

Steven Davis was a pre-match 14/1 to score the first goal of the game.

Sky Sports and Sportsmail pundit Redknapp said the team are having an identity crisis due to the change in approach by Hodgson compared to his predecessor, Frank de Boer.

In fact, Benteke was the only Palace player to plunder in double-figures past year; if he doesn't score, they have to hope that others step up to fill in the gaps and so far, that hasn't happened.

A handsome effort from Manolo Gabbiadini against West Ham, and a tap in from Steven Davis against Crystal Palace.

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"All I can say is that I'm very aware being here that words come easy and words come cheap".

Roy Hodgson described defeat in his first match as Crystal Palace manager as a painful experience and said his principal task is to prevent his players "digging themselves into a grave".

Really, only Sir Bobby Robson enjoyed success after his England reign, and he reflected most days on the near-miss of that Turin semi-final at Italia '90.

Hodgson guided them through the group as runners-up before a 3-0 defeat to Spain ended their World Cup dream, but Switzerland were by no means disgraced.

Roy Hodgson is confident of turning Crystal Palace's fortunes around - but admits things may get worse before they get better.

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That is part of the reason Hodgson has been more successful with so-called smaller teams in the United Kingdom like Fulham and West Brom than at, say, Liverpool.

Redknapp continued: 'You have to get after the ball.

Crystal Palace are without a goal in 450 minutes this season, the longest ever run from the start of a Premier League campaign.

Looking at Palace's squad, they have enough players who will understand that, and they will suit Hodgson's approach quite well.

Born in Croydon, Hodgson spent three years on Palace's books as a young defender in the 1960s before leaving without making an appearance. He returns to English management today, guiding Crystal Palace against Southampton at Selhurst Park, and an inescapable...

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