007 at the Palace

Crystal Palace made it zero wins, zero draws and seven defeats from their opening fixtures of the season after yet another miserable afternoon in Manchester saw them lose 4-0 to United. 

Within two minutes, Juan Mata set the inevitable tone after converting Marcus Rashford’s pull-back. Marouane Fellaini added goals either side of half-time before Romelu Lukaku stabbed home a fourth from Anthony Martial’s low cross.

Palace continue to set unprecedented lows after a double humiliation in successive weeks in the second city. After last week’s resounding 5-0 hammering at the hands of Manchester City, the Eagles’ predicament seems pretty bleak. With an international break forthcoming, it will allow Roy Hodgson some much needed time to firmly get into his fallen troops. Palace face Premier League champions Chelsea at Selhurst Park in a fortnight’s time before visiting St James’ Park to play Newcastle and hosting West Ham in another London derby at the end of the month.

Things could not possibly be any worse for Palace, could they? Yes, they can as they seem to defy every week passing. We could very much see the team losing their opening ten matches and being relegated in record time. Something has to change, the future looks as dead as it is now. Not a chance of survival in my eyes. The most stupendous cock-up ever mastered at top-flight level, perhaps.


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