Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
Sport | By Desiree Waters

Crystal Palace have no option to buy Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool

Crystal Palace have no option to buy Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool

Sakho has been key to Palace taking significant strides towards safety over recent weeks and has helped take his side six points above the relegation zone with a game in hand.

Both Crystal Palace and Leicester have won 15 of a possible 18 points in their last six Premier League games - the only side to have won more points in their last six PL matches are Spurs (18). Five wins from the previous six fixtures, including against league leaders Chelsea, would have contributed to that and it ensured they showed signs of response.

"We've got 35 points now and it's been a fantastic run of results", he added.

"I spent a bit of time boring the players with getting the basics right, but it is the basis of result".

- The Foxes scored from their first shot in the game, while Robert Huth's goal proved to be Leicester's only shot in the first half.

Seamus Coleman due back at Everton in 10 days to begin rehab
Republic of Ireland full-back Coleman sustained the season-ending injury during a challenge with Wales' Neil Taylor on March 24.

Allardyce has suggested they would be interested in keeping the 27-year-old beyond the end of the season, but despite paying an initial loan fee of £2million they will have little advantage over any rivals that may emerge. You have to be very satisfied with a draw when you've been 2-0 down. "The players deserve a lot of praise".

It took only seven minutes of the second half for Leicester to double their lead, and demonstrate why their manager Craig Shakespeare has succeeded since replacing Claudio Ranieri.

"There is a tinge of disappointment, but Selhurst Park is a tough place to come", he said.

"We were here yesterday practising defending those long throws from Christian Fuchs and unfortunately for me the players seemed to forget our preparations".

However, a narrow loss to Everton was followed by defeat at Atletico Madrid, whom they face in the Champions League quarter-final return leg on Tuesday. "It's an interesting challenge for us to see whether we can take on Leicester, and whether we can master their tactics and try and be clever enough to get enough goals to beat them", he said.

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