Crystal Palace were comfortable 3-1 winners against a disappointing QPR side today. Here are the THREE things we learned from The Eagles win:
The ‘even Yannick Bolasie doesn’t know what he’s going to do next’ cliche has become tired, but more importantly, just isn’t true. The Congolese winger ran Furlong ragged in the first half to the extent that Ramsey replaced the right-back at the interval. Bolasie was instrumental in QPR’s second goal and deserves more credit than he gets.
Everytime I watch Yannick Bolasie I just think what a player. I’m sure @MichaelLayton7 agrees
— andrew Edes (@edesy123) March 14, 2015
Wilfried Zaha showed the kind of form that first earned him a move to Manchester United and there is a feeling that the forward is slowing rebuilding his standing in the game. The move to United perhaps came ‘too soon’ for Zaha but that’s not to say that he’ll never be capable of playing at the very top level.
Palace by far the better of the two teams so far. Bolasie and Zaha excellent in the opening half hour. Suk-Young and Furlong struggling.
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) March 14, 2015
Zaha looking like another example of United having a class youngster and missing out. — Jake Meador (@jake_meador) March 14, 2015
Karl Henry can consider himself lucky not to be sent off for a cynical foul on Bolasie. The QPR midfielder held Bolasie by the ankle to stop him running through on his side’s defence. What was bizarre though was Lee Mason appeared to see the whole incident and yet waved play on. In his defence, Mason probably wanted to play advantage asBolasie still had some control of the ball, but why the referee didn’t show Henry a second yellow after the play stopped is anyone’s guess.
Refs have to start red carding people for these rugby style tackles. Like what sakho did against Spurs and Henry for qpr no attempt at all
— Steve Dolloway (@Dollazwales) March 14, 2015