Our winner for the Man of the Match poll after the disaster at Selhurst Park on Saturday in south London is somebody who hasn’t started a game for a long while – Papiss Cisse.
But Papiss managed to score his second goal of the season after just 10 minutes and he had said recently that as long as he was given playing time he would score goals and Papiss was true to his word on Saturday.
And because of the surrender for the second week running, Cisse hasn’t been given the credit for what was a good opportunist goal – and Daryl Janmaat set the goal up with a terrific cross when there looked no danger at all to Crystal Palace.
Papiss Cisse – excellent goal after just 10 minutes
Unfortunately, we couldn’t capitalize on that lead and within seven minutes we were 2-1 down and again our defense showed how they just cannot do the basics in defending.
Second in the poll is goalkeeper Rob Elliot, who is standing in well for the injured Tim Krul, but he would have been unnerved by the desperately poor defending in front of him all game.
It’s enough to give anybody nightmares – including the fans.
And Jack Colback – back again from injury and a surprise starter – had a solid game in midfield for us, but was responsible for giving the ball away for their second goal.
But Jack is a reliable and consistent players and we’re glad he’s back – this local las is not going to give up in games.
There’s not much more to say because most of the rest of the players don’t even deserve a mention.