Crystal Palace’s resurgent under Roy Hodgson continued this weekend, with the Eagles storming to a hard-fought 1-0 win over high-flying Burnley this weekend.
Winger Bakary Sako bagged the first-half winner to send the Selhurst Park side into mid-table, with fans here in The Transfer Tavern in jubilant mood as the full-time whistle was blown. Drinking went on long into the night as the South London faithful celebrated their priceless win, with our landlord catching up with fans over a pint deep into the evening. Despite the victory, some fans expressed concerns over their side’s lack of goals, and are keen to see Hodgson bring in a striker this month. The club should hand Hodgson funds, and should back the manager enough to launch a bid for Bournemouth striker, Callum Wilson.
The 25-year-old was named man of the match yesterday as the Cherries secured a shock comeback win over Arsenal, with Wilson grabbing the equaliser, but laying on the second for Jordon Ibe at The Vitality Stadium. Palace fans are in awe of the former Coventry City man, and are desperate to see the club find the funds to bring the player to Selhurst Park.
Wilson, rated at £9m on Transfermarkt, has registered a remarkable thirty-seven goals in ninety-one Bournemouth league appearances, including seven this season at a rate of a goal every 141 minutes, a remarkable return for a player at this level. Wilson could be the man to turn Palace into a top-half side, and Hodgson should do what it takes to bring the player to South London.
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