Some Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to praise Joel Ward for his performance in the 0-0 draw against Everton at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
The 29-year-old only made seven Premier League appearances last term after losing his spot to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but was back in the starting eleven against the Toffees after the young full-back joined Manchester United over the summer.
Ward didn’t take long to shake off the cobwebs, turning in a very good performance to keep Bernard under wraps and help the Eagles to a first clean sheet of the campaign.
The 6 foot 2 ace won four aerial duels and also completed four clearances on a day where Roy Hodgson’s side will probably be annoyed that they couldn’t get the win after missed chances from Jordan Ayew and Max Meyer – a point against a Toffees team who invested heavily over the summer isn’t a bad result, however.
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Let’s see what some Palace fans on Twitter have been saying about Ward’s performance…
Ward was excellent today …#cpfc ??
— Hoathy (@brumeagle) August 10, 2019
Ward played well today
— Saturday night & i like the way you move, Camarasa (@KingEmbiid) August 10, 2019
Joel Ward never let’s us down.#CPFC
— Steve Phillips (@liebenzel) August 10, 2019
Joel Ward,thought he was superb today.
— Jay Cee (@TheBizarroJC) August 10, 2019
Many of you would have seen my tweet yesterday about respecting Joel Ward’s name..I know the frustration not replacing AWB..I’m there..but as I said..respect the name of Joel Ward..never doubt the commitment he’ll always give us and the quality he has. So proud of him today ??
— ??Jono⭕? (@EagleHeart316) August 10, 2019
Maybe we all (including me) wrote Joel Ward off too quickly. He looked like a man looking to prove a point. Great to see ?
— David Matthews (@DavidMatthews6) August 10, 2019