Date: 7th November 2020 at 4:55pm
Written by:
Crystal Palace
4 – 1
Leeds United

Selhurst Park

Premier League

7/11/2020 3:00 pm

Attendance: 0

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Crystal Palace Leeds United
Dann (12), Eze (22), Helder Costa (og 42), Ayew (70) Bamford (27)
Guaita Meslier
Clyne Ayling
Kouyate Cooper
 
Dann Koch
van Aanholt Dallas
Townsend 71 Struijk 71
Riedewald 77 Klich
 
McArthur Alioski
Eze Bamford
Ayew 85 Harrison
Zaha Helder Costa 45

Substitutes

Butland Poveda
Sakho Roberts 71
Schlupp 71 Casilla
Benteke 85 Dias Belloli 45
McCarthy 77 Davis
Batshuayi Jenkins
Cahill Casey

Game Statistics

10 Goal attempts 9
6 On Target 3
3 Corners 6
9 Fouls 16
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
35 % 65

Following on from the disappointing defeat to Leicester City on Monday evening, Leeds United were back in Premier League action today at familiar Selhurst Park, looking for victory over defensively sound and organised Crystal Palace.

This was never going to be an easy game as their plan is nick a goal then sit on the goalline.

The hosts certainty started the brighter and unfortunately for us they got their noses ahead 12 minutes in, so as they sat back we started to have the better of the ball and started putting them under better pressure.

Five minutes later we made that pressure count but somehow VAR decided Patrick Bamford’s hair was offside despite him clearly looking level, so we had to do it again. Such a bizarre decision, it did appear to knock us as Palace went down the other end, won a cheap freekick and made it 2-0.

We broke through again though and Bamford made it count in minute 27 and the comeback was on – I was not expecting a game this open.

Palace were on top though and there’s no point in denying it, they looked more threatening every time they went forward and minutes before the break it was an uphill struggle again as they made it 3-1 with Helder Costa credited with an own goal.

Second half was a similar pattern to the first, but Palace dug in slightly more as we pushed forward. With 20 minutes left on the clock, they made it four and you just couldn’t see a comeback of that size happening.

It didn’t, disappointing but onto the next one.

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