Saturday, 13 October 2012

02/10/12 League Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 2-1 win

We have very fond memories of away days at Molineux. And this was one to add to the collection. Wilf and the lads certainly turned on the style after an unfortunate slip from Damien Delaney let in Wolves for opening goal by Ebanks-Blake. That was the only encouragement that Palace needed and led to the in form Zaha to score two superb goals which saw us move up and into the top six in the table.

Wilf scored his first of the season following an incredible run and finish on 67 minutes and sealed the fifth win in six matches with an unstoppable strike on the turn after taking on four Wolves defenders. The result condemned Wolves to their first home defeat of the season despite the absence of KG and they weren't helped when Polish wide man Slawomir Peszko stretched knee ligaments and is likely to be out for four to six weeks. 

Our very own number one, Julian Speroni, made a superb save to keep out an Ebanks-Blake header in the 31st minute and managed to just get to Wolves major threat Bakary Sako's cross-shot from the left. Joel Ward later came to the rescue in the 39th minute when his superb sliding tackle denied Kevin Doyle a clear shot at goal. Then there was controversy, just before half time shortly before half-time when the fall out from the Bolton game began as we were denied what appeared to be a blatant penalty as Sako made a clumsy challenge on Zaha. After the comments in the press from Owen Coyle and Zat Knight, referees will not hand out 'easy; penalties to us now. Not that this one was easy, neither was the Bolton one. Both were clear, but ultimately not given.

No matter, as all's well that ends well.

View from TheEaglesBeak; A draw would have been a great result but a win was incredible. The Palace bandwagon continues to roll. All aboard!
01 Speroni
02 Ward 
21 Moxey 
27 Delaney 
07 Bolasie (Moritz 62) 
10 Garvan 
14 Blake 
15 Jedinak 
20 Williams (Parr 71) 
16 Zaha GOALS 67, 73 (Ramage 88) 
17 Murray 

Unused Substitutes; 34 Price, 22 O'Keefe, 30 Moritz, 09 Goodwillie, 18 Wilbraham
Referee; Salisbury
Attendence; 19,561

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