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Crystal Palace boss Hodgson praises matchwinner Van Aanholt

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson praised matchwinner Patrick van Aanholt after victory over Newcastle United.

The Dutch fullback scored the only goal of the game on the day.

Hodgson said, "We rate Patrick van Aanholt very highly – we know what level of technical ability he has, both in our open play and from set-pieces.

"When he takes the responsibility, for example today, with Luka (Milivojević) not playing through illness, he said to me: 'I'll take a penalty if you want me to. You can trust me.'

"That's the sort of confidence I like to see in a player and the sort of confidence I would have in him, because I know what level of technical ability he has."


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