• Pressure increases on manager after 5-0 defeat to Arsenal
  • Palace have won just once in their last 12 matches

An embattled Roy Hodgson said he understood Crystal Palace fans’ anger after a chastening 5-0 defeat at Arsenal that left them on the brink of a relegation battle and raised fresh questions about his tenure.

The away support displayed banners lambasting the club’s direction during the game and at full time, including one calling for the club’s co-owners, Steve Parish, John Textor, Josh Harris and David Blitzer, to leave. There was little outward dissent towards Hodgson but the sight of Graham Potter watching from the stands at the Emirates heightened the sense that alternatives are available.

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