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Crystal Palace: Fans slam Joel Ward v Everton

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A number of Crystal Palace fans hit out at Joel Ward for his performance in the 3-1 win over Everton on Sunday afternoon.

Patrick Vieira made three changes to the side which lost 1-0 to Manchester United last time out, with Ward, Will Hughes and Odsonne Edouard coming in for Christian Benteke, Nathaniel Clyne and Jeffrey Schlupp.

However, plenty of Palace fans didn’t like what they saw from the 32-year-old at Selhurst Park and vented their frustration on social media.

Ward was making his 16th appearance of the season in all competitions and lined up alongside James Tomkins, Marc Guehi and Tyrick Mitchell in a back four.

Statistically, he had an evening to forget. As per SofaScore. Ward lost the ball 12 times, was dribbled past on three occasions and failed to make an interception all day. He also lost seven of his eight ground duels and failed to complete a cross, ending with a match rating of 6.3/10, the joint-lowest of any Palace player.

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Palace fans react

Here is what these Eagles fans had to say about Ward on social media, with one labelling him as ‘useless’ and another believing that he will be ‘the death of Palace’ when it comes to his attacking attributes.

Joel Ward is League 1

Credit: @willz3y

Joel Ward is finished at this level

Credit: @MattCPFC

Joel Ward = weak link

Credit: @HackeeHackee

Ward being useless again

Credit: @w_cpfc

Ward has had it

Credit: @PalaceNewton

Ward in attack will be the death of Palace. Love the guy, but we desperately need creativity at RB.

Credit: @Tytantinese

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