Player Ratings: Crystal Palace 2-0 Leicester City

Sports Mole takes a look at individual performances from Crystal Palace's 2-0 win over Leicester City.

Fraizer Campbell and Mile Jedinak both struck second-half goals as Crystal Palace beat Leicester City 2-0 at Selhurst Park this afternoon.

Following an insipid first-half display, the clash sparked to life early in the second half when Campbell flicked home a Scott Dann header from close range on 50 minutes.

It was two just four minutes later when Jedinak connected with a Jason Puncheon free kick and glanced his header past Kasper Schmeichel.

Below, Sports Mole determines the heroes from the villains of the piece.

Mile Jedinak of Crystal Palace celebrates with team-mates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on September 27, 2014© Getty Images



CRYSTAL PALACE

Goal

Julian Speroni: Pulled off a crucial early save to deny Jamie Vardy. Had very little to do after that. (6/10)

Defence

Martin Kelly: Shackled in-form Leonardo Ulloa superbly along with right-sided centre-half Scott Dann. (7/10)

Scott Dann: Helped render Ulloa a mere spectator throughout the 90 minutes, and got an assist for the first goal. (7/10)

Damien Delaney: Saw his header cleared off the line by Esteban Cambiasso in the first half. Solid defensive display. (6/10)

Joel Ward: Fortunate to stay on the field and not concede a penalty on 80 minutes after dragging down Jamie Vardy in the box. (5/10)

Midfield

James McArthur: Shielded the Palace defence admirably in another impressive performance from the ex-Wigan man. (6/10)

Mile Jedinak: Gave Palace a cushion after glancing a fine header past Kasper Schmeichel shortly after Campbell opened the scoring. (6/10)

Jason Puncheon: Another lively performance from the winger to justify his selection over Wilfried Zaha. Grabbed an assist for the second. (7/10)

Joe Ledley: Tormented the Leicester defence with a number of fine set-piece deliveries. (6/10)

Attack

Yannick Bolasie: Solid, man-of-the-match winning performance for the Eagles, a constant threat on that left flank. (8/10)

Fraizer Campbell: Opened the scoring by flicking home a Scott Dann header but a relatively quiet game overall for the striker. (6/10)

Substitutes

Marouane Chamakh: Replaced goalscorer Campbell on 73 minutes and found himself heavily involved, almost scoring with a header. (6/10)

Adlene Guedioura: Only on for a matter of minutes after replacing Bolasie in stoppage time. (6/10)



LEICESTER CITY

Goal

Kasper Schmeichel: The Dane was more or less blameless for both goals, and pulled off an impressive save in the first half to deny Puncheon. (6/10)

Defence

Ritchie de Laet: Struggled to contain the problematic Yannick Bolasie all afternoon. Tactically subbed just after the hour mark. (4/10)

Wes Morgan: Not as dominant as in previous performances, and conceded the soft free kick that led to Jedinak scoring the second. (5/10)

Liam Moore: Like Schmeichel, can rest easy knowing that neither goal was on him. (6/10)

Paul Konchesky: Found himself under constant pressure from Jason Puncheon but stood up to it better than his Dutch teammate on the other side. (6/10)

Midfield

Danny Drinkwater: Lost the midfield battle against McArthur and Jedinak as his influence greatly dipped in comparison with recent outings. (5/10)

Dean Hammond: Along with Drinkwater, struggled to assert himself in midfield. (5/10)

Esteban Cambiasso: Defensively and offensively sound, produced a goal-line clearance and pulled the strings for Leicester in the first half. Looked disappointed to be subbed. (6/10)

Attack

David Nugent: Missed good chances to open the scoring in either half, the second of which was punished almost instantly as Palace scored very soon after. (4/10)

Jamie Vardy: Spurned the best chance of the game early on and never got another one. Faded badly in the second half. (5/10)

Leonardo Ulloa: Looked a completely different player than the one that struck five goals in recent weeks. Totally isolated. (5/10)

Substitutes

Danny Simpson: Succeeded in combating Bolasie better than De Laet in what was his Leicester debut. Should have started. (7/10)

Riyad Mahrez: Replaced Cambiasso and moved out to the wing but had little impact overall. (4/10)

Matty James: Subbed on for Dean Hammond on 71 minutes but did not provide the link to attack that Leicester so badly needed. (5/10)


Mile Jedinak of Crystal Palace scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on September 27, 2014
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