VIDEO: Zaha & Townsend’s Goals From Our Last Visit To WBA

0 Posted by - December 2, 2017 - News, Video

The arrival of Alan Pardew in The Hawthorns dugout presents the sporting press with a perfectly adequate story-line to push ahead of today’s game but for Roy Hodgson and his Palace players, this afternoon’s clash is about building momentum after a run of three Premier League games without defeat.

Luckily for us, the vast majority of our current squad have extremely positive memories of West Brom’s ground, having pulled off a massive 2-0 victory there under the guidance of Sam Allardyce towards the end of last season’s escape from the clutches of the relegation zone.

That day, helped by a stoic display in defence which saw Mamadou Sakho inadvertently take out the referee when attempting a sliding tackle, we scored twice in the second-half to come away with the victory and set ourselves up for a run which included triumphs over Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool to name a few.

Sent on our way by a beautifully taken Wilfried Zaha strike on 55 minutes following a wonderful cross-field pass from Yohan Cabaye, the win was rounded off in style by Andros Townsend, who nipped the ball away from West Brom on the edge of his own box before embarking on a lung-bursting run to the other end of the pitch, where he slammed a low drive beyond the reach of Baggies stopper Ben Foster.

Whilst lightning seldom strikes twice in football, there’s little to no harm in the players having warm recent memories of the stadium on a day when three points would make an immeasurable difference in our battle against the drop.

If Alan Pardew has had a chance to work his magic on the West Brom squad already, a prediction of both teams finding the back of the net probably wouldn’t be wide of the mark but I for one am dreaming of another 2-0 victory for the group that earned it back in March.


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