Monday, February 27, 2017

Palace is safe, then not safe again

With a 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough this past weekend, with whom they are now tied in points, Crystal Palace was briefly out of the bottom 3 in the Premier League table (league standings), which is the dreaded relegation zone. After the win, Leicester City, last year's champions who are not the same as they were last year, were tied with them in points but below them in the tiebreaker scheme. Unfortunately, LC beat a fading Liverpool on Monday, and that dropped CP back into the bottom 3, though they are still tied with Middlesbrough on points.

So now LC faces Hull City, which CP needs them to beat to keep them in the bottom 3. CP next plays West Bromwich Albion, which is mid-table (8th). And Middlesbrough is up against Stoke City, also mid-table (10th). If everybody loses (Hull, Middlesbrough, and CP), then nothing will change at the bottom next week. It's a nervy time right now.

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