Tuesday, 1 January 2013

01/01/13 League Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 win


Get Moritz out for the lads ...

This game was a mission. Palace needed to get back on track and I will not throw the usual New Year clich├ęs at you.

As it turns out, fans need not have worried about this game at all. It was a rather convincing victory for Palace and a much needed one at that. But it did take half an hour to get on score sheet courtesy of Andre Moritz who started his second game in succession instead of Owen Garvan. And it proved the difference. It was 20 yard free kick from the Brazilian to put the home side in front and just before the break it was winger Bolasie who scored to double the lead. The game was sealed through another free kick from Moritz early in the second half but there was a late consolation from Ebanks-Blake for Wolves.

It was a fine attacking display from the home side with Zaha involved in almost everything good that they did. That will only add to the vultures circling overhead Selhurst baying for his signature now that the silly season that is the transfer window now upon us.

The win puts Palace back in to 3rd place in the league on 47 points, two points behind Hull in second and nine behind leaders Cardiff.

View from TheEaglesBeak; Start the year as we mean to go on, normal service is resumed and the faithful go home happy ahead of the break for FA Cup duty.

01 Speroni
21 Moxey
28 Ramage
33 Gabbidon (Martin 46’)
04 Parr
07 Bolasie GOAL 40’ (O’Keefe 90’)
08 Dikgacoi - booked
30 Moritz GOALS 31’ & 52’ (Williams 80’)
15 Jedinak
16 Zaha
17 Murray - booked

Unused substitutes; 34 Price, 03 Wright, 19 Easter, 24 Appiah

Referee; Phillips
Attendence; 17,453

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