The first relegation has been mathematically confirmed, as has Crystal Palace’s safety. The first half was a pretty dull affair, but after Stoke went ahead just before the interval we dominated the play and always looked the likelier of the two sides to score. In typical fashion Christian Benteke, among others to be fair to him, squandered chances to level but thankfully James McArthur and Patrick van Aanholt netted to relegate Stoke and ensure our survival in the same breath.
Crystal Palace can bask in the achievement of assuring our safety before the end of the season after downing Leicester, says fan blogger Chris Hawes.
After a few weeks littered with last minute goals that tore all or most of the points from Crystal Palace's grasp, any fan could be forgiven for not jumping for joy at half time with such a slender lead.
Crystal Palace fan blogger Chris Hawes says the Eagles have a nasty habit of failing to turn near-miss draws into three vital points.
Crystal Palace fan blogger Chris Hawes hopes the chances missed by record signing Christian Benteke don't come back to bite the Eagles.
As Crystal Palace bid to survive in the Premier League, one win in the last five doesn't make encouraging reading. The statistics paint a false story,however, as fan blogger Chris Hawes explains.
With the injury crisis easing, Crystal Palace looked to have more energy and quality as they defeated Huddersfield, says fan blogger Chris Hawes.
Crystal Palace fan blogger Chris Hawes says the Eagles have reasons to be optimistic with the return of Wilfried Zaha, despite a 2-1 reverse at Chelsea.
Crystal Palace fan blogger Chris Hawes has his say as Roy Hodgson's men are downed by a late Harry Kane goal for Tottenham.
Despite concerns about an ever-lengthening injury list, Crystal Palace fan blogger Chris Hawes says there may be reasons to be optimistic following the defeat at Everton.
We're just days away from the closure of the January transfer window, and time is fast running out for Crystal Palace to get one or two more deals over the line.
Crystal Palace fan blogger Chris Hawes says Eagles fans should expect to see more of Bakary Sako, but the lack of depth on the bench is worrying.
It’s hardly surprising given the huge effort we had to give to match Manchester City just two days ago and the lack of rotation possible, but nevertheless Southampton were good value for their lead without being particularly inspiring themselves. It shouldn’t really have stopped there, Southampton were all at sea defensively as they let the ball bounce over their heads to put Zaha through but he blazed over.
With expectations more than met after a disappointing start, Crystal Palace fan blogger Chris Hawes expects Roy Hodgson's Eagles to kick on in the second half of the season.
Swansea face a similar scenario to the one which Crystal Palace found themselves in at the start of the season - managerless, searching for a win and stone dead last.
Crystal Palace fan blogger Chris Hawes says the Eagles' victory over Leicester has been coming after demonstrating resolve in some excellent recent performances.