Yesterday was yet another grim one to be a supporter of Crystal Palace. There was one bright spot though, Emmanuel Adebayor opened his goalscoring account in red and blue just before half-time.
After seeing the side go behind early on to a Troy Deeney penalty, Palace lurched through the remainder of the opening 45 minutes in a semi-zombified state, struggling to gain any momentum whatsoever.
As a consequence, when the equaliser did arrive, it came as a genuine bolt out of the blue, showcasing Adebayor’s stunning prowess when offered the merest sight of goal.
Following a long throw from Connor Wickham, the ball was half cleared by the Hornets, only for Wickhan to once again find himself in possession on the left flank. He lofted the ball back into the area, finding Adebayor, who produced a sublime looping header that fell tantalisingly out of Gomes’ despairing dive and into the back of the net.
It ended up being the only highlight on what was another grim afternoon in SE25. On an individual level, Adebayor looked as good as he has for us since signing, but overall, our game management simply wasn’t good enough to bring the desired result.
Will we manage to turn our league form around against West Brom in two weeks time? Your guess is as good as mine.