Some Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to reveal that they thought Patrick van Aanholt was going to miss his penalty against West Ham.
The Netherlands international stepped up after Declan Rice was adjudged to have handled in the area, with usual penalty taker Luka Milivojevic missing through suspension.
It was the former Chelsea and Sunderland man who grabbed the ball for what would be his first ever attempt for the Eagles from 12 yards, and he made no mistake with a cool finish into the bottom left corner.
His strike handed Palace an equaliser, before they went on to win it thanks to Jordan Ayew’s predatory 87th minute effort – albeit after a lengthy VAR wait.
Despite the fact that van Aanholt scored, however, some Palace fans on Twitter weren’t too confident in the Dutchman finding the net before he slotted it home.
Let’s take a look at some of the Twitter reaction…
Sat there watching with my dad, mum, and girlfriend. Continuously saying ‘he’s gonna miss. I hate him. I actually hate him’. Then he scored and I loved him again
— • Phil • (@Phillyconcarne) October 5, 2019
I thought on my life he was going to sky it?.
— Crystal Palace Waco (@PalaceWaco) October 5, 2019
I was worried we were going to another Punch penalty tbh.
— Balgeagle78 (@ARJW78) October 5, 2019
I was so nervous. Was the last pen not taken by Luka the Benteke miss against Bournemouth?
— Dick Mahoney (@Bunds_) October 5, 2019
Honestly didn’t think he’d score – I’m not a fan of left-footers taking pens!
— Martin Patrick (@mpatrick_uk) October 5, 2019
i wasnt happy, i was convinced he was gonna miss it sat their during the run up with an unimpressed face, until he scored of course lol
— Will??? (@Will_cons) October 5, 2019