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Hodgson hails "magnificent" Townsend goal, says Palace win not about "magic wand"

24 December 2018

As you would expect, Crystal Palace fans couldn't believe the quality of the strike, but they raced onto social media after the game to comment on that, and the all-round performance of the winger.

The 33-year-old forward, now in the MLS with D.C. United, continued: "I still think (Manchester) City will win it (the Premier League)".

"The first two times Crystal Palace crossed our halfway line they scored".

Jurgen Klopp's side are four points clear at the top of the table after Manchester City slipped to a surprise defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne didn't start the game but were brought on to try to rescue a point in the second half.

Goals from Jeffrey Schlupp, Andros Townsend and Luka Milivojevic led Palace to a remarkable 3-2 victory against the champions.

Valuable minutes wasted in a close, close game.

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shot to the top of the Premier League scoring charts with two goals in the 3-1 home win over struggling Burnley in the day's early game.

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The Ralph Hasenhuttl revolution continued as Southampton beat Huddersfield 3-1 at the John Smith's Stadium.

Milivojevic's penalty turned out to be the winning goal, yet Hodgson revealed he had been thinking about leaving his captain out.

"Over the last ten years, only two teams who've been top (at Christmas) have not won the league and both of them was Liverpool, so. hopefully that's the story again".

David Brooks continued his fine run of form with a superb brace to earn Bournemouth a 2-0 home win over 10-man Brighton and Hove Albion.

Jesse Lingard extended the advantage with a penalty for the visitors, then he added a second goal late-on as interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had the most comfortable of rides, with his side moving up a place to sixth.

The giant Dutchman scored just his second goal for the club in a 2-0 win at Wolves on Friday night, but it was another commanding display at the back that won him man-of-the-match.

"I am sure the only disappointment for Pep will be having so much of the ball and being able to buzz around our final third as much as they were able to do without creating as many chances as they would have liked".

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