Highlights of Crystal Palace’s 4-1 win over Charlton Athletic are now available to view on the link attached below.
Charlton boss Guy Luzon may have tried to blame the referee for his side’s defeat under the floodlights at Selhurst Park, but in truth the gulf in class between the two clubs has never looked wider.
Both managers rang the changes to their respective starting XIs but from the off, it was clear to see that Palace would have the upper hand throughout, passing their visitors into submission on more than one occasion.
Whilst the opening 45 minutes were subdued to say the least, it seemed as though Pardew had demanded an improvement in our tempo after the break, as the players looked to attack the Addicks with a far greater degree of enthusiasm.
Rewarded for their efforts in the 51st minute when Fraizer Campbell swivelled on a ball in the box before tucking away a low shot, it was thanks to Dwight Gayle that we added three more to the tally.
Two penalties and a superbly taken header sat either side of a consolation goal for Charlton, set the tone for Palace to stroll to a comprehensive victory in front of a jubilant home support.
We now go into this Sunday’s game against Watford with a degree of confidence restored after back-to-back 1-0 defeats in the league.
Just as many expected before kick-off, Crystal Palace remain the undisputed number one in South London.