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Hodgson praise for striker

28th January 2019, 07:05 by Nick Harris

Roy Hodgson was delighted to see injury-ravaged striker Connor Wickham score his first goal for 799 days.

The former Sunderland striker has endured an injury-ravaged time over the last few seasons but put Palace ahead from close range in the first half before Andros Townsend's penalty doubled the lead.

Spurs missed a penalty before half-time when Kieran Trippier blazed wide and the Eagles came through comfortably with Hodgson having special praise for Wickham.

He told reporters: "Two years and three months incredible, isn't it. It's a credit to him.

"For Connor, to play and crown it with a goal, that's good news.

"I believe and hope he can make a contribution, but that would be putting an awful lot of pressure on him."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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