Crystal Palace’s 4-1 win at Leicester was ultimately what got the Foxes’ manager the sack.

Claude Puel left his post almost immediately at the King Power following the defeat which saw the Eagles climb within two points of their victims in 12th.

As all the headlines following Roy Hodgson’s victory were dominated by the Frenchman’s dismissal, here’s what you may have missed:

Goals Galore

Michy Batshuayi, Luke Milivojevic and a Wilfried Zaha brace was the first time since the end of last season when Palace scored four goals or more. (The last was against Leicester when they won 5-0 at Selhurst Park).

With Jordan Ayew, Max Meyer and Christian Benteke on the bench, the attacking options at Hodgson disposal would make many managers in the league green with envy.

Palace fans will say that with Batshuayi’s arrival in January, they have the final piece of the jigsaw.

Benteke may have something to say in that regards when he is finally up to speed from his long-term injury, but the option between two hugely talented forwards is a nice decision for Hodgson to have.

Another person who’s benefitting from the presence of an out and out forward is Zaha himself.

Scoring two fine break-away goals, the Ivorian claims he has more freedom now that a ‘target-man’ is leading the line.

"Before me and Andros had to scramble up top trying the best we can,” said Zaha.

“Obviously now there's so many players and so many options for the gaffer.

“So it's much easier for us now.”

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Max v Macca

Max Meyer fans were infuriated when the team was announced at the King Power and they saw their man on the bench, with Hodgson selecting the Scotsman James McArthur instead.

And to Hodgson's and McArthur’s credit, the manager got it right.

The midfielder was immense at Leicester, contributing with two assists, albeit one of huge fortune.

The debate will continue to rage on until Meyer is given a run of games but for now McArthur has the shirt to lose.

As ever the McArthur fans were quick to point out the value of the un-sung hero who joined from Wigan in 2014.

Age is a Number

Roy Hodgson became the oldest Premier League manager in history on Saturday when he took charge at Leicester.

At 71-years-old the Palace boss still has all the enthusiasm, belief, ability, dedication and above all the respect to succeed at Selhurst Park.

Respect being the key word, and Luke Milivojevic put it perfectly:

“We are very proud to have Roy Hodgson with us. I told him after the game that I dedicate my goal to him because I think he deserves that," he said.

“We are so happy and so proud to have him with us, we can learn a lot from him.

“I think he’s the most intelligent manager in my career and all credit to him.

"We’re going to continue to fight for him because he deserves it."

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Bad day for Benteke

We’ve all been there, but sadly for the Belgian, we’ve not been caught on camera.

And again, the fans….

Just listen to the noise. Incredible support.