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Pardew: Hangeland change inspired Palace win

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew was delighted with victory over Leicester City.

Pardew said Scott Dann's injury was a blessing in disguise as replacement Brede Hangeland inspired the club to a 1-0 victory at Leicester.

Pardew said: "Scott has a large golf-ball-sized lump on his head from a clash with Morgan.

"He wasn't quite right at half time. I don't think he was concussed, but he felt a little bit uncomfortable.

"That actually turned out to be significant for us because (Brede) Hangeland came on and I thought he was our best player.

"He was calm, great defensively, won everything and contributed to the goal, so kind of indirectly it worked for us."

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