Hodgson Singles Out Striker

Hodgson Singles Out Striker

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson was delighted to see Connor Wickham score his first goal for 799 days.

The former Sunderland striker has endured an injury-ravaged time over the last few seasons but put Palace ahead from close range in the first half before Andros Townsend’s penalty doubled the lead.

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Spurs missed a penalty before half-time when Kieran Trippier blazed wide and the Eagles came through comfortably with Hodgson having special praise for Wickham.

He told reporters: “Two years and three months incredible, isn’t it. It’s a credit to him. “For Connor, to play and crown it with a goal, that’s good news.

“I believe and hope he can make a contribution, but that would be putting an awful lot of pressure on him.”

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