Baningime slid a pass in behind for Simms, and although Alnwick dashed out to deny him, Devlin reacted fastest to slam home the loose ball. St Mirren appealed for a foul on their goalkeeper, but to no avail.
For St Mirren, it was ill discipline that cost them a first defeat in nine games in league and cup. They have had six red cards in the Premiership now – only Hibs have as many.
He was off target with a far-post header as well, although that incident was almost as noteworthy for the fact Ronaldo stayed on his feet when Foster came careering out of his goal, when he surely would have had a decent penalty shout if he had gone down.
It might not be pretty, but Hodgson will doubtless feel if his side can get to the period in the spring when they play four fellow relegation candidates in the space of six games, they will give themselves a chance of survival.
However, while Burnley’s need for points is greater as they seek to climb out of the bottom three for the first time since 30 October – a task not helped by having suffered an 11-game winless run until mid February – it was Palace who showed greater desire early on.
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