A lot of Crystal Palace fans were discussing Andy Johnson’s experience with the England squad as the club posted a throwback tweet highlighting that it was on this day in 2005 that he made his full Three Lions debut.
The striker had a great career at the Eagles and made 150 appearances in all competitions, scoring 75 goals as well as picking up five assists in all competitions, as per Transfermarkt.
He looked like he would be able to keep the south London side in the Premier League back in the 2004/05 season when he scored 21 goals in the campaign, only four less that Golden Boot winner Thierry Henry, but sadly the club were relegated on the final day.
However, his great performances were clearly noticed as he made his first appearance for the national side, as per Transfermarkt, on 9 May 2005 before making his full debut on 28 May of the same year in a 2-1 victory over USA.
Palace fans have not seen many of their squad be picked for the Three Lions as of late, the most recent being Wilfried Zaha, who made two appearances for England before switching to Ivory Coast, so moments like Johnson’s full debut are moments to cherish for the club.
Here is what these Eagles fans had to say following the tweet:
Never given a proper chance !
— Ali the eagle (@Alitheeagle1) May 28, 2020
Never forgave SGE for playing him out of position
— Surreyite (@SurreyStandards) May 28, 2020
I was there.
— carl (@Carl_Unofficial) May 28, 2020
AJ for England!! And finallyyyyy ❤️💙
— Real talkings (@TalkingsReal) May 28, 2020
A massively proud moment undermined by the manager playing him out of position. https://t.co/HRm58VF3B7
— Five Year Plan 🦅 (@FYPFanzine) May 28, 2020
GOAT 🐐 https://t.co/z8TzfuyYyR
— J🤪sh (@JCrowzia) May 28, 2020
Palace fans, how big was this moment for the club when it happened? Comment below with your views!
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