A number of Crystal Palace fans were delighted with what they saw from Patrick Van Aanholt despite witnessing their side be beaten by Sheffield United.
Roy Hodgson’s men were on the wrong end of a 1-0 result at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon after Vicente Guaita’s remarkable own goal.
The loss means Palace are now on a six-game winless streak in the Premier League and, perhaps, leaves them teetering in a precarious position in England’s top-flight.
Despite the defeat, a number of the club’s faithful still managed to find some positives out of what would have been a rather disappointing result.
As mentioned, Van Aanholt was one individual that came in for some praise from a number of the Eagles’ fanbase on Twitter with some suggesting that he was one of the best players on the pitch.
Some even stated that they felt talisman Wilfried Zaha was playing even better with the Dutchman being back in the side and were pleased to see him.
Here are just some of their reactions…
PVA was excellent on the whole. Benteke lacks aggression in the opposition box otherwise he walks with 2 goals today. I have to say though that the team always seem a yard off the pace out of possession
— Stephen Nash (@cerronash) February 1, 2020
A good half #CPFC but same story – can’t score at home.
Controlled the possession just not quite happening in final third.
If we go a goal down against run of play, we may struggle to break them down.
Impressive return from PVA and good link up with Wilf who is main threat.
— Jon Sharman (@dj_Sharman_cpfc) February 1, 2020
Wilf looks better with Benteke and PVA on the pitch #CPFC
— Bristol Palace (@Bristol_Palace) February 1, 2020
PVA was quality today, and the team looked much more organized
— Tickers🦅 (@tickers23) February 1, 2020
This. Though PVA was excellent today and probably responsible for the fact that we completely dominated the first half. Was good defensively too. Very harsh on Jaïro but I’d be happy to see him come in for McCarthy next week. https://t.co/P2SYQYA9Ts
— Joe #YANKSOUT (@joefarrellx) February 1, 2020
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