Rodwell finally ends unwanted Premier League run against Crystal Palace

Sunderland manager David Moyes looks dejected

"I hope this could be the start, following on from that great point against Tottenham".

The Palace "ultras" certainly won't stomach a repeat of today's shambles when Boro arrive on February 25 - their next home game which follows a two-week break during which Allardyce has to provoke an improvement. I've got to get rid of that fear and get them playing much, much better.

"I think we're bottom of the league in home points gained, and ninth in the league from points gained away from home".

Sam Allardyce enjoyed a good deadline day as he strengthened his squad and had his first Premier League win as Palace bosswith a 2-0 victory at Bournemouth.

Allardyce enjoyed the final few months of the season at Sunderland, culminating in him keeping Premier League football on Wearside and celebrating with a sell-out crowd after defeating Everton to achieve the target he was set. "The lads find it hard to play here at the moment".

Swansea's recent form under new manager Paul Clement has seen them go above the Eagles in the table and the South London club will also be wary of a rapidly improving Hull.

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce

'The players have to accept that for the performance they given, ' Allardyce said.

They joined earlier January signings Patrick van Aanholt (formerly of Sunderland) and Jeffrey Schlupp.

Disgruntled Palace fans aimed chants of "you're not fit to wear that shirt" at their team - boasting internationals such as Yohan Cabaye, Christian Benteke, Andros Townsend and Loic Remy - who looked defunct of ideas, confidence and leadership throughout. "Every game is must win". We had to not do anything stupid in the second half.

Sunderland's top scorer Defoe was surprisingly not on the scoresheet despite his side being two goals ahead, but that wouldn't last for long thanks to his quickfire double in injury time that sent the away fans into raptures.

Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates, meanwhile, has completed a £4.5m move to Sporting Lisbon after a successful loan.