It’s been nearly four months since we last felt this way, but thanks to a stunning curling strike from Jason Puncheon, Crystal Palace won a Premier League game.
On what was an extremely tense afternoon for both sides, it took until midway through the second half for the decisive breakthrough to come, with Puncheon’s beautifully flighted strike sending the entire stadium into wild celebrations.
The remaining minutes were inevitably stressful for all concerned, but somehow, we managed to keep our clean sheet intact, claiming three absolutely pivotal points in the process, on a day when our home support did all they could to help push the players in the right direction.
Much was made of the need for a vociferous atmosphere inside Selhurst Park in the days leading up to this afternoon’s game and thankfully, those in attendance delivered from the first minute until the last.
Puncheon’s ecstatic celebration in the immediate aftermath of his strike spoke a thousand words, as did the incredible noise that his shot provoked from all four sides of the ground.
Thanks to the video attached above, you can now watch his goal from number of angles as often as you want. I won’t lie to you, I’ve replayed it at least 30 times myself already; I’m sure you will do too.