It was another frustrating afternoon for the Eagles. With the majority of possession, shots on target and off target, Palace still couldn’t force an opening or an equaliser, and Scott Dann says it’s easy to see why Leicester are where they are in the league.
“They worked their socks off in the first half and they were on top especially after they scored the goal. They’re obviously well drilled - I think that’s the fifth time in six games they’ve won 1-0 so they score that first goal and they’re difficult to break down as we found today.”
Leicester went in front ten minutes before half time, but Palace made two substitutions and were much the better team in the second half, going agonisingly close to snatching a goal which Dann believes was warranted by the amount of chances the team created.
“It’s disappointing for us, we were confident going into the game and we were unfortunate not to score at the end. In a lot of the games we’ve been in them until the end like we were today, we had a couple of chances but it just wasn’t our day.”
The defeat leaves Palace worryingly close to the bottom three, and the defender knows only points will start to relieve the pressure the side now face in battling to avoid getting sucked into the relegation zone.
“We’re concerned because we want to put it right and we know what we’re capable of, but the results at the minute aren’t showing that. Each week we’re slipping down so we need to make sure we pull together and make sure we get the points we need as soon as we can.”