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2014/15 Premier League Season Review: Crystal Palace

Premier League Final Position: 10th

Review

It was a fine season for Crystal Palace in the end despite a rough start to the campaign as Alan Pardew led the side to a best ever points tally after taking over in January. Tony Pulis left the club on the eve of the new season and was replaced by Neil Warnock but he failed to impress and Pardew was brought in after leaving Newcastle.

The Eagles soared into a tenth place finish and ended the year with three more points than the previous campaign. They look in good shape to kick on an improve further next term and Palace fans will be delighted with the 2014/15 season.

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Best Moment

Coming from 2-0 down early on at Burnley to win 3-2 was a fine moment for fans and set the tone for what turned out to be a comfortable survival run in.

Worst Moment

Losing 3-1 at home to London rivals West Ham in the second game of the season was a very low point in a season more remembered for its highs, but the Eagles fans will not want to recall that game.

Player of the Year

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Jason Puncheon – Puncheon ended the season with six goals and seven assists and was excellent in the second half of the season under Alan Pardew. He thrived in a more central role and was perhaps unlucky to not be rewarded with an England call-up.

Biggest Win

Sunderland 1-4 Crystal Palace (April 11, 2015)

Biggest Defeat

Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace (December 20, 2014)

What to improve for the 2015 season…

They could probably work on ball retention as for the second season running Crystal Palace recorded the lowest average possession statistic in the Premier League at 40.5%. That said, they still picked up points consistently and so it will be more of a style issue for Pardew to assess. A strong summer transfer window could see Palace challenge for a European place next season and that will be the ambition come the start of the new season.

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About Louis East (1204 Articles)
Editor of MLSGB.com. Premier League and MLS reporter.

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