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Crystal Palace fans on Twitter were jubilant after Dunk dismissal yesterday

Crystal Palace fans on Twitter were jubilant after Dunk dismissal yesterday

Crystal Palace were given an utter humbling yesterday. The Eagles were spanked 3-1 by their biggest rivals, Brighton and Hove Albion, even though the Seagulls had ten men for the majority of the clash. It may have been a shocking performance from Roy Hodgson’s side, but when Lewis Dunk was given his marching orders the fans were ecstatic, believing they had a real chance of victory.

It was one of those days where everything went wrong for the Eagles. With just a one-goal deficit to overturn against ten men in over an hour of football, it’s easy to see why the Crystal Palace fans had faith in their side to get the win. However, just 17 minutes after the red card when the half-time whistle went, instead of thinking they could turn the game around, the Palace fans were turning themselves around and getting back up the M23 with the score at 3-0.

Substitutes Florin Andone and Leon Balogun were forced onto the pitch in the first half due to injuries to Pascal Gross and Glenn Murray, yet both of them got on the scoresheet in the clash in the strangest game you’ll see for a long time. However, before those goals went in the Eagles genuinely had faith in completing an impressive turnaround in what is one of their biggest games of the season, however, it simply wasn’t to be.

You can read the Eagles’ responses to Dunk’s red card here:

The Eagles thought they were in with a shout when Dunk was dismissed, yet they had no idea what was around the corner.

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