PICTURES: Palace fans enjoy Premier League comeback despite Spurs defeat (From This Is Local London)
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PICTURES: Crystal Palace fans enjoy Premier League comeback despite Spurs defeat
Crystal Palace lost their Premier League opener to Tottenham Hotspur yesterday but there was plenty for fans to cheer.
The Eagles were beaten 1-0 thanks to Roberto Soldado’s penalty but were applauded off at the end having put in a gutsy display that proved they could compete in England’s top tier.
A crowd of 23,285 watched the game, that began with a big red and blue whirlpool display in the Holmesdale complete with a giant poster of the jigsaw dummy from the Saw films and a banner with the words “Palace are here, let the games begin.”
Thomas Sears (9) has some fun with the Crystals cheerleaders
A proud day for Palace captain Mile Jedinak who impressed against Spurs
Dean Moxey challenges Kyle Walker
Damien Delaney fends off Paulinho
Wilbraham chases Danny Rose
Palace will be encouraged they did not concede a goal in open play against one of the League's strongest teams
Joel Ward tries to keep his balance
Jedinak put in a commanding performance
Spurs celebrate after new striker Roberto Soldado converts a penalty
Manager Ian Holloway made a triple substitution on 65 minutes, which saw 40-year-old Kevin Phillips return to the top flight
New signing Marouane Chamakh also came on and made some nice touches
Kagisho Dikgacoi came close to an equaliser late on
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