A number of Crystal Palace fans loved what they saw from Cheikhou Kouyate against Watford on Saturday afternoon and rushed to Twitter to share their positive reactions about his display.
Roy Hodgson’s side managed to overcome the Hertfordshire-based outfit at Selhurst Park with an effort from Jordan Ayew being enough to give them all three points and continue their impressive Premier League campaign in good form.
However, when taking a look at Twitter, it would appear Kouyate’s name was a constant amongst the fanbase when they were talking about who starred for them in the middle of the pitch, with one fan going as far to say he was a ‘box to box menace’ for them with another saying he had a ‘stormer’.
Indeed, his individual contributions appeared to back the notion that the 30-year-old had an ‘exceptional’ performance for the south London, with as many as two tackles, one interception, one clearance and blocking one Watford attempt showing how vital he was defensively (WhoScored).
It was not just in their own-third where Kouyate tried to influence proceedings, though, as he also had one of his own attempts at goal whilst also completing two dribbles as he earned a solid 7.16 match rating by WhoScored’s algorithm.
Here is what just some of the Crystal Palace faithful had to say about his recent display…
Our back line was magnificent once again today. Ayew was clinical with his strike. Benteke's hold up play and aerial display was on point. Wilf was doing Wilf things. MCCarthy was the enforcer we have been longing for and Kouyate was a box to box menace.
— The Eagles Beak (@TheEaglesBeak) March 7, 2020
Three wins and three clean sheets on the bounce. Some superb all round performances today, Dann & Cahill immense at the back as well as Kouyate & McCarthy bossing the midfield. Up the Palace! 🦅
— Matt (@Matt_CPFC) March 7, 2020
Dann, Kouyate & Benteke summed all of this up for me today perfectly. Make up for any imperfections they have in their game by putting great shifts in. All 3 were faultless today – great games from McCarthy & Ayew too. #cpfc
— L.i.am (@GilesyL14) March 7, 2020
Kouyate MOTM no question, but every player was superb for Palace, the midfield and Ayew standing out for me.
— Danny Dell (@DannyDell97) March 7, 2020
Cahill, Guaita, Ayew, Dann, Benteke, Wilf, Kouyaté, McCarthy, Luka all excellent today. Really really good performance.
— J (@jffcpfc) March 7, 2020
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