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Crystal Palace Fans React Angrily After Dismal Defeat To Sunderland

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on January 31, 2017 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace fans are not happy, after seeing their side lose 4-0 at home to relegation rivals Sunderland in a massive six-pointer.

The Eagles came into today’s game on a high and looking to push on from a brilliant midweek win at Bournemouth, but it wasn’t to be.

The visitors took an early lead through Lamine Kone, after Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey spilt the ball. The Welsh keeper was in for serious criticism on twitter, with suggestions he is a League One level player and that he wouldn’t be good enough for a pub team.

Hennessey had no chance of stopping the second goal though, with Didier Ndong hitting a stunning strike from twenty-five yards. That signalled a total collapse of Palace’s back-four and Jermain Defoe hit two stoppage time goals to make it 4-0 at the break.

A Palace fan ran onto the pitch as the players left the field at half-time, confronting Damien Delaney. The intrusion must have affected the Irishman, who didn’t re-emerge for the second half and was replaced by Andros Townsend.

The home supporters who stayed must have been hopeful their side would at least give it a go after the break, but they rarely troubled Vito Mannone in the Sunderland goal.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace shouts during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Sunderland at Selhurst Park on February 4, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

It was a massive win for the bottom of the table side, with it being only their second away victory of the campaign. It will give their fans hope they can avoid the drop.

For the Palace fans, it’s the complete opposite and some took to Twitter again after the game to make it clear what they thought of that performance.

Next up for Palace, who would be bottom but for a slightly superior goal difference, is a trip to Stoke City. Sam Allardyce and the fans will be expecting a performance much better than what was produced today.

Peter Reynolds, Pundit Arena

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