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Crystal Palace: Fans unimpressed with Joel Ward v Liverpool

Crystal Palace: Fans unimpressed with Joel Ward v Liverpool -Crystal Palace

A number of Crystal Palace supporters were left unimpressed with Joel Ward’s display against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon. 

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Patrick Vieira made two changes from the side which drew with Brighton last time out, with Vicente Guaita and Jean-Philippe Mateta coming in for Jack Butland and Eberechi Eze.

However, plenty of Palace fans didn’t like what they saw from the 32-year-old defender in the 3-1 defeat and duly vented their frustration on social media.

Ward was making his 21st appearance of the season in the Premier League and lined up alongside Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi and Tyrick Mitchell in a back four.

Statistically, he had an afternoon to forget at Selhurst Park. As per SofaScore, Ward lost the ball on 21 occasions and failed to make an interception or block a shot all game, ending with a match rating of 6.1/10 – the lowest out of the Palace back four.

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Palace fans react

Here is what these Palace fans had to say about their captain on social media, with a few wanting him to go and another labelling him as ‘useless’.

Joel Ward is useless

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It’s so unfair that we have to watch Joel Ward every single game. Why is he untouchable? If our forwards don’t score they get dropped. I’m sick of him.

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If Fergie’s fit why ain’t he playing over Ward

Credit: @cpfc_sean

Still done with Ward.

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Constantly overwhelmed on the right side, Joel Ward is getting dragged all over the place

Credit: @Danny_DNB

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