Crystal Palace right-back Joel Ward is unbeaten in nine appearances against Brighton, as stated by the Eagles’ official Twitter channel on Wednesday.
Unsurprisingly, a number of Palace supporters have taken to social media to praise the defender following the tweet.
The 31-year-old made his 280th Palace appearance in the 1-1 draw with Brighton on Monday evening, keeping up his record of featuring in every minute of Premier League action under Patrick Vieira. Unfortunately, Ward and his defensive partners couldn’t hold on to the lead heading into injury time, with Neal Maupay equalising for the visitors with seconds remaining.
However, the draw means that Ward is still yet to lose to the Seagulls in nine meetings as a Palace player, the club confirmed.
Palace fans react
Here is what these Eagles fans had to say in reply, with many praising Ward. One labelled it a ‘great stat’ and another called the defender ‘immense’.
“Build him a statue with his testimonial.”
“Record is fantastic. 4-5-0. 17 points from 27.”
“Great stat and Wardy continues to perform consistently well for us.”
“unsung hero imho. immense Monday night. how he controlled the ball in 2nd half by the main stand effectively sitting on it was pure skill or luck. but the tenacity”
“Best value player for Palace ever. Period.”
“Very underrated player ~ all the mugs that call for Clyne instead of him are just dumb”
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