Palace will be relegated, say Goal Singapore readers

Despite new boss Tony Pulis leading them to a 1-0 win against West Ham on his home debut, our readers believe he won't be able to save his new side from the drop
Tony Pulis enjoyed the perfect home debut when he led his new Crystal Palace side to a surprising but well-deserved win over West Ham on Wednesday morning.

Marouane Chamakh struck four minutes before half-time to hand the Eagles a slender 1-0 victory, bringing the feel-good factor back to Selhurst Park after Ian Holloway's sacking.

This came after a debut 1-0 loss to Norwich, but it still sees the newly promoted side languish 19th in the table, three points short of 17th-placed West Ham.

Goalscoring has been Palace's chief problem, with their paltry eight-goal tally the league's lowest and Pulis must fix that if they are to have any chance of staying up.

But the majority of Goal Singapore readers believe that the former Stoke City boss will not be able to save them, with 42.5% indicating that they think Palace will be relegated anyway. A further 32.9% feel that they could have a chance, depending on who is brought in during the January transfer window, while only 24.7% are optimistic enough to say they can stay up.

Palace next entertain Cardiff at home this weekend, before travelling to Chelsea.