Roy Hodgson: 'Crystal Palace situation is painful'

Roy Hodgson looks on during a Melbourne City A League training session at City Football Academy

Hodgson at the Palace

They also created enough chances to equalise following Steven Davis's early goal for Southampton only to be denied by a mixture of bad luck and Fraser Forster's reflexes, but overall there was also a lack of quality from the hosts.

It would not end on the training ground, either, because we would always watch back videos of games together to analyse our performances. "I think we changed the team around and the young, exciting team you see today is the team I was putting together". 'He's very good at getting players to understand their role within the team, ' says his former assistant Terry Burton.

"The only comfort I could take is that we got better as the game went on".

If you embrace Hodgson's ideas, they work.

Hodgson said he has got over the disappointment of the way his reign as England manager ended.

"We lost a knockout game and I was very sad about that".

Jamie Vardy's second-half penalty earned the visitors a point after Laurent Depoitre had given Huddersfield the lead. "All the players came off the pitch sweating, thinking we'd never worked that hard before", Morrison said but they bought into what Hodgson was doing because they recognised the benefits.

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Aguero has now scored 175 goals for City and is closing in on the club's all-time record of 177, set by Eric Brook between 1928 and 1940.

However, the usual spark on show from a team who have recently been taken over by a new boss was sadly lacking, with the home side looking bereft of ideas, as they had done in their opening 4 Premier League fixtures. He won none of his first three games at West Brom and none of his first seven at Fulham back in 2007/08, a recovery which still ranks as the greatest escape in Premier League history.

Hodgson took charge at Palace this week.

That is exactly the kind of approach Palace need right now.

Brede Hangeland was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Virgil van Dijk of Southampton gesutres during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Southampton at Selhurst Park on September 16, 2017 in London, England.

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