Where Crystal Palace finished in the PL table compared to West Ham & Everton, based on Roy Hodgson’s time only

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Where the Eagles would have ranked in the final Premier League standings based on Roy Hodgson’s results.

Crystal Palace have been given a boost ahead of the upcoming 2023/24 Premier League season after Roy Hodgson agreed to extend his stay at the club. The well-travelled manager arrived at Selhurst Park in March on a short-term basis to fill the gap left by Patrick Vieira, but now he’s set to stay for an extra year.

Hodgson helped the Eagles gather up a run of form following a disappointing dip under Vieira, where they went without a win in 12 matches and failed to register a single shot on target in three consecutive games. Before Hodgson’s appointment, Palace were just three points above the relegation zone.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The 75-year-old’s first match in charge again was a 2-1 win over Leicester City and the run of good form continued, hoisting them well away from any sort of bottom three threat. The Eagles won five and drew three of their ten remaining games with Hodgson at the hilt, losing only to Wolves and Spurs in that time.

In the end, Palace finished in a respectable 11th place, but without the poor results under Vieira, they would have ranked a fair bit higher. Taking into account only the results earned under Hodgson, Palace would have come seventh at the end of the 2022/23 season.

Here’s a look at how that would have compared against the rest of the Premier League during the period between Hodgson’s first match on April 1st, and the final match-day of the campaign.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.