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Watch Live: Crystal Palace v. Southampton

Crystal Palace v Southampton - Premier League

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: James Tomkins (R) of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his team’s second goal with his team mate Christian Benteke (L) during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Southampton at Selhurst Park on December 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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A new era begins at Selhurst Park on Saturday as Roy Hodgson takes charges of his first game as Crystal Palace manager.

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The Eagles host Southampton (Watch live, 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via in south London hoping for their first goal and points of the season after Frank de Boer was fired just four games into the new campaign.

De Boer last all four games in charge as Palace suffered a disastrous start to the season, while Southampton have wracked up five points from their opening four games with just one victory so far.

In team news Palace bring Ruben Loftus-Cheek back into the starting lineup.

Southampton have star center back Virgil van Dijk on the bench for the first time this season after his transfer request was rejected over the summer. Shane Long starts up front.