Crystal Palace chief Steve Parish has made a bit of a mug of himself after saying everybody should calm down after only a few defeats, with it then emerging that Palace started looking for a new boss before the worldwide break - only two weeks into the season.
It took only four minutes of the second half for Schlupp to send a low cross to Puncheon, whose six-yard shot forced Forster to spread himself into a fine reaction save. That being said, they are still not playing well and are up against some strong opposition in Southampton.
After that, Palace will undergo three heavy matches, which face the duo of Manchester United and Manchester City giants before serving a visit to Chelsea.
Hodgson will want results straight away, of course, but I have looked at Palace's schedule and he does not have the easiest of starts.
During those video meetings he could obviously see the team moving around in a game and he would stop and point out where I was.
The Gabon global Saints signed from Juventus last month virtually ran the show from start to finish.
"I have very good memories of those times and the people I worked with and the players I worked with, but unfortunately, it's over".
Crystal Palace is still without Wilfried Zaha and his injury has caused the Eagles a lot of problems.
"But there is no way you can talk yourself out of that and there is no point in making bold statements that might not be ratified in some way".
'I'm certain we will pull away from the mire and I'm very confident the players we have here will help us achieve our goal, which is to make certain we don't get relegated'.
"We now have make sure we don't dig ourselves into a grave". We also did really well defensively from the beginning until the end.
"It wasn't a game with loads of chances but they had too much possession and we allowed that because we weren't compact enough".
"We should have scored another goal but I am happy with the performance. We could have scored another goal but playing here is really hard".
Palace remains bottom of the table, while Southampton has eight points from five games.
Palace have become the first top-flight side in English league football history to lose their first five games of a season without scoring a single goal.
London- When West Bromwich Albion players think back to the early days under Roy Hodgson, the memories that stick in the mind are of the shift in the intensity of their work on the training ground, the way they returned to the dressing rooms exhausted, and how their new manager never missed a trick.