Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace manager, said it was difficult to achieve the safety of the Premier League and it would take a huge investment for his club to reach the top half of the table.
« It’s not one poor performance for a team that actually didn’t spend a lot of money and worked within a reasonable budget to be in the league every year, « said Hodgson
Manchester City remain 10 points ahead of United and Leicester
« If people want more, it will take a huge investment because these days there is a massive expense involved in getting into that top half, » he added.
Palace lost their last two league games against Leeds United and Burnley and occupies 14th place in the league placement with 29 points after 24 games, seven points above the relegation zone.