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2014/15 In Review: February

13 June 2015

With the season done and dusted, takes a look back at the biggest stories, photos, video and tweets from 2014/15. After taking the reins in January, Alan Pardew continued to enjoy plenty of success in SE25 in February.

The month began with the imminent closure of the transfer window and Palace moved quickly to bring in Pape Souare from Lille, Chung-yong Lee from Bolton and secure the permanent transfer of Wilfried Zaha from Manchester United.

VINE: Lee Chung-yong at Beckenham this morning for his first day of training. Interview with Palace TV comi...

— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) February 5, 2015

As the players trained at a snowy Beckenham, in warmer climes in Equatorial Guinea Yannick Bolasie saw his DR Congo side knocked out in the semi-finals to the Ivory Coast, but Kwesi Appiah helped Ghana into the final by beating the hosts. Bolasie would eventually return to Palace with a third-place medal, while Appiah had to settle for silver.

Back in Premier League action the Eagles claimed another huge victory by beating Leicester City thanks to Joe Ledley's winner, and while all the attention was on Alan Pardew when Newcastle United came to SE25, the spoils were shared with a 1-1 draw.

Having had to wait two weeks for his work permit to clear, Soaure made his debut in the FA Cup fifth round tie against Liverpool but the Reds won 2-1 to end any hopes the Eagles had of getting their hands on the silverware.

Inside the #CPFC dressing room before our visit of @Arsenal today

— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) February 21, 2015

In their next game Pardew's side nearly pulled off a miraculous escape against Arsenal. Trailing by two goals, Glenn Murray grabbed what seemed to be a late consolation, and a minute later he hit the post with a header as Palace narrowly missed out on a point in a game that saw Julian Speroni break the club's league appearance record for a goalkeeper.

.@YannickBolasie has written a blog to celebrate reaching 100 appearances for #CPFC:

— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) February 26, 2015

But they returned to winning ways by beating West Ham United 3-1 thanks to a Murray brace, despite the hitman seeing red for a second bookable offence late in the game. Meanwhile, Marouane Chamakh provided an entertaining insight into his life:

Player of the Month: Jason Puncheon 

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