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2014/15 In Review: April

15 June 2015

With the season done and dusted, takes a look back at the biggest stories, photos, video and tweets from 2014/15. After picking up some vital wins in March, the final steps to safety were taken in April.

Palace entered the month on the back of successive victories which took them to the brink of survival, which was brought into context as the club announced a record turnover from the previous 12 months.

Having nearly established themselves in the division, the Eagles picked up arguably their biggest win since their return by beating reigning Premier League champions Manchester City 2-1 on a magical night at Selhurst, capped by a superb Jason Puncheon free-kick.

#CPFC 2-1 #MCFC - @GM_83 & @punch_jason with the goals for Palace on another memorable night at Selhurst Park!

— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) April 6, 2015

Glenn Murray also notched his fifth goal in as many games as he continued his renaissance at the club, but even better was to come as he opened the scoring against Sunderland before Yannick Bolasie blasted in an 11 minute hat-trick to seal a 4-1 win.

STAT: @YannickBolasie scored the first hat-trick by a Palace player in @premierleague history this afternoon. #cpfc

— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) April 11, 2015
The result saw Alan Pardew's side surpass the 40 point mark to all-but clinch safety and the good news kept coming as Joel Ward put pen to paper on a new contract until 2018, and the under-18s picked up an unlikely win when top scorer Michael Philips saved a last second penalty to help them beat Crewe.

However the club's home form continued to be patchy as former boss Tony Pulis returned to SE25 for the first time with West Bromwich Albion and departed with a 2-0 win to snap the Eagles' four game winning streak, but Chung-yong Lee finally made his first appearance in an Eagles shirt as he netted for the development side in their 2-2 draw with Charlton, which would be enough for them to win the Professional Development League 2 South table.

Congratulations to our under-21 side who have finished top of the Development League 2 South table with two games still to play!

— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) April 23, 2015

The month ended with another home defeat to Hull City to see the Eagles lose two successive home matches in the space of a week.

Player of the Month: Yannick Bolasie

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