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​Crystal Palace boss Hodgson: Zaha & Benteke are just like my Fulham favourites

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has stated that the duo of Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke reminds him of his Fulham favourites Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora.

Hodgson masterminded Fulham's fantastic run to the final of the 2010 Europa League final with the duo of Johnson and Zamora leading the charge.

And the veteran manager has now gone on to state that his current Palace attacking partnership of Zaha and Benteke remind him of his Fulham favourites.

The 70-year-old said: "I think it definitely can. They obviously both have quality, but I thought they worked very hard as well and that was obvious too.

"If we can get that work rate from them and ally that with the quality that they both have in different ways; we know their quality moving forward and in Christian's case, we are hoping that is going to get better [after his injury].

"It reminded me a little of the [Bobby] Zamora and [Andy] Johnson partnership that I benefited from for so long at Fulham."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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