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Crystal Palace just became Premier League legends with this insane stat

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Crystal Palace have barely got out of second gear all season, and are still hanging precariously above the relegation zone with the campaign coming to a close.

However, this weekend saw them pick up a massive win over Watford while a number of the teams around them dropped points, leaving Big Sam in line to maintain his record of never being relegated from the top flight.

The win sees them remain in 16th with four points between them and the bottom three, but there was a stat that has emerged that will also prove worth celebrating.

Palace were hardly on top form on Saturday, and the game will never be considered a classic, but it was responsible for one rather mind blowing statistic.

And not only that, it has made Premier League history as Palace became the first club to register this particular record.

The game ended 1-0 to the Eagles, but they managed to record that victory without having a single shot on target throughout the entire 90 minutes.

Yep, that's right, Palace didn't have a single shot on target but still managed to record all three points thanks to an own goal from Watford skipper Troy Deeney.

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Some teams can't stop scoring with every shot they take, while other teams manage to have just one on target but see it go in, but what Palace have done is a first for the Premier League and we can't see it being repeated for a very long time indeed.

If anything it's vintage Sam Allardyce, who one way or another seems to get sides winning in the ugliest way possible.

Palace fans won't care, though, if it keeps them up come May and a performance like this could make the difference.

However, there is another stat recorded in that game that was definitely worth celebrating. Since signing on loan for the club in January, defender Mamadou Sakho has helped the side keep clean sheets in the three games he has been involved in.

The France international hadn't played all season having been frozen out at Liverpool by Jurgen Klopp, but he has made huge strides in getting his career back on track in south London.

Not only that, but all three games he's played have been victories, suggesting that he definitely still has something to offer and stats like this won't go unnoticed over the summer when the transfer window reopens.

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Sam Allardyce
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Christian Benteke
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