Despite a rather dire performance from Palace for the majority of last night’s game against Watford, almost everyone stayed for the closing stages of the clash and were rewarded with two goals which saw us turn a defeat into a victory in ridiculous circumstances.
🙌 Final whistle scenes at Selhurst Park…
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) December 12, 2017
The above video shows the scenes immediately following the final whistle at Selhurst Park, complete with a resplendent James McArthur absolutely beaming, Wilfried Zaha taking great joy in cupping his ears at the Watford fans who had taunted him throughout the night and a booming rendition of Glad All Over from our supporters who, just maybe, are starting to believe that me might be able to avoid the drop.
The mere fact that Roy Hodgson has been able to piece together a run which now sees us unbeaten in six Premier League games is truly remarkable, not to mention the amount of late goals we’ve been scoring at Selhurst to go alongside it. We may appear completely toothless on the road but on home soil, that’s now six straight games in which we’ve scored two or more, putting a spring in the step of everyone associated with the red and blue shirt.
Admittedly, there is still a very long road ahead of us but no one can deny that Roy has instilled a confidence and fighting spirit within our squad that was sorely lacking prior to his arrival. By going back to basics and drilling the players to within an inch of their lives, he’s guided a team without a point after seven Premier League games to fourth bottom after 17. That really is some going by anyone’s standards.
Whilst we now face up to the task of back-to-back away games against Leicester and Swansea respectively, you can be sure that the players will fancy their chances of breaking the away goal hoodoo, as we bid to consolidate our position outside of the bottom three.
Last night’s win felt incredibly sweet for all sorts of reasons, let’s hope it’s a sign of things to come.