Frank De Boer was sacked after just 77 days in charge at Crystal Palace having failed to pick up any points from his five games in charge.

Palace then appointed a steady pair of hands in Roy Hodgson, a man who was proven in the Premier League but his time with England had certainly tarnished his managerial career. However, Roy was back in management at the top level and keen to prove a point, and prove a point he did.

Despite losing his first three games in charge of Palace, Hodgson turned things around and took Palace to an 11th place finish. No team in Premier League history had ever avoided relegation from the top flight after losing their first seven games, this itself a new Premier League record.

It was certainly an eventful campaign for Crystal Palace and here are five things we learned from it.

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