There’s a fair chance that you blinked at around 11:40 PM last night, thus missing the one minute and 20 seconds of highlights afforded to our FA Cup Third Round triumph over Southampton. If that is the case, fear not, the clip is attached below.
Starting with Jason Puncheon’s impressive run into the box to assist Joel Ward for the first goal of the afternoon, the highlights don’t linger in their delivery.
We are soon treated to the sight of Romeu levelling the scores for the hosts, following a rebound from a Wayne Hennessey save.
Then it’s straight onto what would prove to be the decisive goal of the day, which arrived after good work from Fraizer Campbell and the aforementioned Puncheon on the left-hand side of the Southampton penalty area.
After Puncheon sees his searching far post effort clawed away from goal by Stekelenburg, it falls invitingly towards Wilfried Zaha, who adjusts his body beautifully before volleying home a low shot back across the face of goal.
Having scored in front of the 5,000 army of Palace fans, Zaha sprints to the corner before diving head-first onto the wet turf in identical fashion to his now famous celebrations in the 2013 play-off semi-final against Brighton.
One or two chances for Southampton to bring the scores back to 2-2 follow that, but if we’re being honest, the goals are the only thing worth seeing from a Palace perspective.