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Oct 14, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​Selhurst Park
Attendance: 25,480
Crystal Palace
2-1
Chelsea
Azpilicueta (11' og.), Zaha (45')
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Roy Hodgson delighted with "enjoyable" victory over Chelsea

Hodgson delighted with
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Roy Hodgson is delighted with Crystal Palace's "enjoyable" 2-1 win over Chelsea and will be celebrating victory over the Premier League champions with a glass of wine.

Roy Hodgson has hailed Crystal Palace's "enjoyable" 2-1 win over Chelsea and is happy to celebrate victory over the Premier League champions with a glass of wine.

The Eagles were pointless and goalless in the league prior to Saturday's encounter at Selhurst Park and were widely expected to capitulate to Antonio Conte's charges.

However, Palace put in an impressive performance against the Blues and went on to claim all three points thanks to a Cesar Azpilicueta own goal and Wilfried Zaha's winner.

"That was really enjoyable. I have just said to the players that they really deserve to drink in that victory, because we played the champions of England but came off the field today having deserved our victory," Hodgson told reporters.

"We created chances, scored goals and our defending was good from the first to the last. To put in that type of wholehearted performance - chasing back, covering positions, winning back the ball - I think we deserve a lot of credit.

"I don't drink an awful lot these days, red wine isn't the best thing to drink if you want to keep your calories low, but I'll enjoy a glass tonight because I enjoyed watching my boys play well and I'm proud of their performance."

Up next for Palace is next Saturday's trip to Newcastle United.

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Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on April 25, 2015
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