VIDEO: Could This Be The Goal That Turns Crystal Palace’s Season Around?

0 Posted by - December 4, 2016 - News, Video

Crystal Palace ended a run of six straight Premier League defeats with a much needed 3-0 win at home to Southampton yesterday. The first goal of the afternoon was the definition of a gift from Saints keeper Fraser Forster. 

This video allows you to watch Benteke’s comical opening goal at Selhurst Park for as long as you want. Whoops…

On a day when Alan Pardew and his players knew that nothing less than a win would do, Claude Puel’s side handed the hosts two extremely soft goals within the space of three madcap minutes towards the end of the first half. Thanks to Benteke and James Tomkins, the Eagles were able to wander back into the dressing rooms at half-time with a two goal advantage, leading to a somewhat stunned atmosphere amongst the home supporters. 

Despite one or two nervy moments in the second period, Palace’s defensive work and general organisation looked a great deal better than it has done in recent weeks, building a platform upon which our midfielders could probe for a third goal to finish the game off once and for all. That strike arrived in the 85th minute, courtesy of a close-range finish from Benteke after some superb work from Jason Puncheon on the left-hand side of the box, rounding off a thoroughly enjoyable day for anyone with a soft spot for the boys from SE25. 

Whilst utterly unspectacular, we can only hope that the shambolic error made by Forster in the build-up to Palace’s opening goal is the catalyst for a prolonged change in our fortunes. With a trip to Hull next on the agenda for the players, we are sure to head North feeling a great deal more confident about our chances. 

Could this be the result which turns our season around? I’m desperately hoping so.

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  • Richard C December 4, 2016 - 9:37 am Reply

    Good result, yes. Southampton were not clinical otherwise we could easily have lost that game. We were better with Delaney back and Ledley tried very hard, but Townsend is not at the races and is appalling defensively.

    Ultimately I am happy that we won and that we have had a bit of good fortune for a change, but not that it extends APs tenure.

  • Richard Glen December 4, 2016 - 11:34 am Reply


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