Crystal Palace unlikely to land Leicester midfielder Ndidi

However Palace grabbed a goal back within two minutes through Yohan Cabaye and the comeback was complete 16 minutes later when Christian Benteke climbed above Yohan Benalouane, legally in the eyes of the officials, to head in Andros Townsend's cross.

Crystal Palace signed the versatile player from Leicester for £12.5m in January, although the Ghanaian has struggled to hold down a first team spot since.

Though you don't have to dig hard to see why they might have been upset previously with Andros Townsend. "He has not come back to his level since he has been injured", Wenger told the club's website ( However, they have a particularly hard run in, with Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United all still to play.

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare has lauded the qualities of Ghana defender Jeffrey Schlupp.

"The Crystal Palace fans have been incredible - ever since the Sunderland game they have been".

After winning just one of their first six Premier League games against Crystal Palace (D1 L4), Leicester have since won the last three in a row.

Crystal Palace are surely safe. "We have a hard run-in but we've played very well in the last few games and one or two more wins should see us safe". "I am very pleased about Christian Benteke at the moment, I think his game is coming on and on and the goals are coming back, the front-three particularly are continuing to create for us...we are a threat".

"We are not safe and can't talk about Mama Sakho being a permanent deal here because we're still not safe and our position in the Premier League is not safe".

It was always going to be a unusual one if Newcastle were promoted and then went back for Andros Townsend - if in the meantime he'd done well for Palace then there would be no way they'd sell him and/or other clubs would then be interested, so only if he continued to be rubbish and show poor attitude would Newcastle arguably have been able to land him.

Fuchs is caught ball-watching as Ward plays in Towsend behind him, but the winger proceeds to take too long to decide what to do with the ball and Huth gets across to deflect his shot wide.

Wilfried Zaha has assisted nine goals for Crystal Palace in the Premier League this season, equalling the record by an Eagles' player in a single PL campaign (Wayne Routledge, nine in 2004-05). "Having seen him work at close quarters, how diligent he is on the opposition it doesn't surprise me".

  • Julie Sanders