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Puel: Palace defeat is a ‘big disappointment’

Leicester manager Claude Puel was left bitterly disappointed after his side slipped to a 1-0 defeat away to Crystal Palace earlier today.

In what was a scrappy encounter in South London Palace captain Luka Milivojevic produced the games only real moment of quality when he rifled home from 25 yards out on 39 minutes.

Leicester did create some chances during the second period, with Foxes attackers Demarai Gray and Rachid Ghezzal both going close.

However, the Eagles would hold on for a crucial win, leaving Puel to rue his sides poor first-half showing.

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“I think we did not start the game with the right intensity. We played a poor first half, it was not enough.’’ Puel told BBC Sport.

“We came back in the second half with a good intensity and quality. We had three or four chances to come back into the game. I think we deserved to come back but it is a big disappointment because we need the points.

“We were unlucky at the end but we lost three points. It is important to correct this and to play a consistent game from the start until the end.”

Today’s result sees Place move up to 15th in the table, while Leicester drip to 11th.

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