Where has it all gone wrong for Crystal Palace? A fan tries to explain

Crystal Palace have picked up nine points from their last 19 matches as relegation from the Premier League has gone from being merely possible to very probable

By Richard Foster for The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Guardian Sport Network

On 18 September 2016 Crystal Palace swept aside a poor Stoke City team 4-1 in the middle of a three-match winning run and seemed to have put their faltering start to the season behind them. By the end of September they were comfortably nestled in the top half of the table and looked to have recaptured the form that had put them in touching distance of a Champions League place the previous Christmas. The confidence was returning and fans were looking forward to the team progressing in their fourth consecutive season in the Premier League. There was even talk about Alan Pardew becoming the new England manager after Sam Allardyce’s unexpected and abrupt departure (little did we know how the irony of that speculation would play out just a few months later).

Those three league wins in a row in September have proven a false dawn. In the subsequent 19 league matches, Palace have won two matches, drawn three and lost 14, picking up nine points from a potential 57. They are now 19th, level on points with bottom club Sunderland. How did it come to this?

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Source: Football News
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