A lot of Crystal Palace fans are missing former striker Dwight Gayle after the club tweeted out highlights from a victory against Stoke at Selhurst Park back in 2016.
Charlie Adam gave the Potters the lead in the first half, and the Eagles struggled to break down their defence until some lovely footwork in the second half from tricky winger Yannick Bolasie caused the ball the drop to Gayle in the box and the forward equalised for the home side, via The Mirror.
Would Gayle get into Palace's current starting eleven?
He would then double his tally in the game with a lovely free-kick, as the pace on the ball was too much for the Stoke goalkeeper, and the South London side would manage to hold on to the win and pick up the three points.
Gayle had a decent career in South London, scoring 25 goals in 74 appearances, and was crucial to the club staying in the division, via Transfermarkt.
Sadly Palace manager at the time Alan Pardew did not favour the player, and he moved on to Newcastle where he was vital to the Magpies being promoted back to the Premier League at the first time of asking as he scored 23 goals in 32 Championship appearances.
Here is what fans had to say following the post:
— Crystal Palace F.C. (H) (@CPFC) May 7, 2020
Will never understand the decision to let @dwightgayle go!
— Charlie (@PinHunterBar) May 7, 2020
I loved Dwight Gayle so much at Palace. That doesn’t mean I want him back but he was great and I’ll always wish him well at whatever club he’s with
— Richard Terry (@richardterry85) May 7, 2020
There is something with Gayle and CP comebacks
— Mikołaj Liszko (@L125K0) May 7, 2020
Have to admit i was gutted when he left
— Bobby (@brhoades88) May 7, 2020
Gayle will always be one of them that left me wondering ‘what could it have been’. Like Sándor Torghelle, kaviades and Ventola 😂
— Real talkings (@TalkingsReal) May 8, 2020
Gayle one of the best strikers we’ve had since back in the prem. https://t.co/Vy8gUWAnk4
— Luke Fuller🦅 (@lukefuller__) May 7, 2020
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