PALACE DOOMED? REMEMBER SAM
THE DAMNING FACTS
Palace are the first side in English top-flight history to start the season with five defeats and no goals scored.
They are without a goal in 450 minutes this season, the longest run from the start of a Premier League campaign.
The Eagles have failed to score in six consecutive league games for the first time since January 1995 (a run of nine).
Their next three Premier League games? Manchester City (a), Manchester United (a), Chelsea (h). And even a trip to Newcastle on 20 October is not appealing.
A GOOD OMEN?
Roy Hodgson is the first former England manager to fail to win his first game in charge of Crystal Palace since, well, the club’s last former England manager, Sam Allardyce, as pointed out by Gary Lineker. Allardyce made a slow start in south London, drawing his first match 1-1, against Watford, on Boxing Day 2016, and gained one point from his first six league games. His side needed a replay to beat third-tier Bolton in the FA Cup third round and a first win came at Bournemouth on 31 January 2017. But Palace finished 14th.