first_imgCrystal Palace piled further pressure on Leicester City manager Claude Puel on Saturday with a comprehensive 4-1 Premier League win over his team, who have now gone seven games without a victory.Two goals from Wilfried Zaha, another from Michy Batshuayi and a penalty from Luka Milivojevic inflicted a fourth consecutive league defeat on Leicester — their worst run since 2000.But it was the manner of the performance that will have most alarmed Puel, with two goals conceded late on to set sections of the crowd booing.By contrast, 71-year-old Roy Hodgson was in delighted mood as he officially became the oldest ever Premier League manager.Asked on BT Sport how old he felt, Hodgson laughed: “I stopped at 60, anyway – I shall be 60 until I stop working! Age is a number, and it’s really how you feel and how capable you are of doing the job.””I was very pleased with the defending throughout the game really.” Palace F.C. (@CPFC) February 23, 2019Leicester conceded the first goal for the 19th time this season when Batshuayi was hit by James McArthur’s shot, the ball ricocheting past Kasper Schmeichel at great pace. It was the Belgian’s first Premier League goal in 19 months.Although Evans responded with his first goal for Leicester, after 64 minutes, Palace quickly restored their lead with a finish from close-in by Zaha, who was returning from suspension.Milivojevic put the game beyond doubt with a spot kick after 81 minutes after Evans, making an eventful 250th appearance in the Premier League, fouled Jeffrey Schlupp.advertisementZaha added his second goal, and Palace’s fourth, late on after mistakes by Harry Maguire and Schmeichel.Interviewed on television immediately after the game, Zaha appeared surprised when James Tomkins was awarded the man-of-the-match award. Asked to present it, Zaha joked: “Oh wow, really? Okay.”The win put Palace six points clear of the relegation zone as they moved one place and two points behind 12th-placed Leicester.Also Read | Massive opportunity lost for us: Mauricio Pochettino disappointed with Tottenham lossAlso Read | Harry Kane scores on return but Tottenham Hotspur lose to Burnleylast_img

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