Aston Villa 3-1 Crystal Palace: Roy Hodgson out as Villains claim late victory

After failing to create much in a goalless first half, Palace upped the tempo and hit Villa with a punch when striker Odsonne Edouard pounced, sending Jean-Philippe Mateta’s cross home. 47th minute.

Palace spurned chances to kill off the match and were left to regret their profligacy in the 87th minute, Duran taking a Lucas Digne cross and firing in a thunderous half-volley to equalize.

Eagles manager Roy Hodgson fell ill before the match despite traveling to the Midlands, leaving assistants Paddy McCarthy and Ray Lewington to take charge.

“Unfortunately, Roy Hodgson fell ill earlier today and is not at Villa Park,” a statement read.

“Roy is in contact with Paddy McCarthy, who will take the team today assisted by Ray Lewington.

“Roy sent his best wishes to the team before the match.

“We send our best wishes to Roy.”

Villa took the lead eight minutes into added time when Luiz converted a penalty after Chris Richards brought down Ollie Watkins and Palace’s misery was complete when Bailey completed a quick counter-attack to seal all three points .

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