Allardyce: Comeback wouldn’t have happened before me

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Big Sam sure likes to market himself.

Crystal Palace came back from a 2-0 hole to draw Leicester City on Saturday, another feather in the cap of manager Sam Allardyce.

[ RECAP: Palace 2-2 Leicester ]

The one-time England boss saw his Eagles slide into the drop zone after his midseason hiring, but relegation looks more and more unlikely as Andros Townsend, Wilfried Zaha, and Christian Benteke are playing with high quality.

From the BBC:

“Today’s point feels like a win, it’s a tremendous fight back from the players and that wouldn’t have happened when I first arrived – it just shows the change of mood of the players.

“I spend a bit of time boring the players with getting the basics right but it’s the basis of result – for those Leicester goals we didn’t get them right although Jamie Vardy took his goal brilliantly.”

Yes, Sam, you bored them so much but now they see your genius. We’re sure the players are selling their belongings to mold you a crown that says “Never Been Relegated” and “World’s Greatest Manager”.

Jokes aside, Palace is indeed flying and can silence even more doubters with results in upcoming fixtures against Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.