Two goals, one red card…a day in the life of Glenn Murray

Due to injuries to Marouane Chamakh and Dwight Gayle, forgotten man Glenn Murray was handed a rare chance to lead the line for Crystal Palace by Eagles boss Alan Pardew in Saturday lunchtime’s London derby against West Ham United.

And the hitman certainly made the most out of this opportunity to make it something of a day to remember for both himself and Palace fans. Not only did the 31 year-old score two goals in a famous 3-1 win for the Eagles which sees them rise to 12th in the Premier League table, but he also managed to get himself sent off after being shown a second yellow card for a late challenge on Hammers defender Winston Reid.

All in all, a bittersweet day for the fan favourite, and he’ll be hoping that his stellar performance will have persuaded Alan Pardew to give him another chance in the starting eleven once his suspension is over. Just don’t feel obliged to get red carded if you score next time, Glenn…