MATCHDAY LIVE: Wanderers 0 Palace 1
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That's all folks... 1-0 Palace. Poor - no other way to describe it.
@MarcIles so much for for fortress Reebok as you said last week one swallow yadda yadda— @Yonmons 29 September 2012
Get the feeling the penalty that wasn't given is going to get a mention post-match...
Corner to Whites. Something special needed here.
Zaha booked for a foul on Chungy
Five minutes added time
Chungy on for Eagles.
Goal for Palace. Murray right footed.
Penalty to Palace. Knight tripped Zaha!
Sordell on for Ngog!
Petrov has made an immediate difference. Two crosses have had the Palace defence panicking.
Petrov on for Andrews
Speroni tips Mears' cross over at one end, Zaha forces Bogdan into an excellent save at the other. Warming up now?
Petrov coming on!
Think Davies thought he was offside when he went for the loose ball there. Just hope Wanderers put one of these chances away.
Eagles' free-kick flicked on by Mills. Ball dropped to Kevin Davies six yards out but he couldn't get a telling touch. Another chance gone begging.
Mark Davies picks up the ball well in the box, twists past one challenge and drills a low shot at Speroni, who blocks on the line. Great chance.
@MarcIles They'll cut straight from shot of Palace players getting off the team coach to shot of two managers shaking hands at full-time.— @michaelwhalley 29 September 2012
Good tackle from Davies as Zaha wound up to shoot. He's been better in a defensive capacity today.
Ironic cheers as Bogdan bowls the ball out to Mears at full-back. The football really has been poor.
Mears trips over the ball on the right, wins it back, then gets sent crashing to the floor. Rather sums this one up, really.
Back up and running for the second half. Yet another injury holding us up...
Two contrasting views there. Personally, I think both sides have been quite poor in possession.
@MarcIles Can't believe people are still booing a 0-0 at half time. Embarassing support.— @RobMasters91 29 September 2012
@MarcIles this is pretty poor. Fans won't pay to watch such poor fare!— @pclangdon 29 September 2012
Some boos at the break. Half time and rather uninspiring stuff so far. Wanderers have shaded the shots at goal and the possession but neither side seem to have the cutting edge, as illustrated by Murray's glit-edged miss just before the whistle.
Garvan swings in a great ball from the left and Murray misses a sitter eight yards out with his head.
Eagles and Kevin Davies seemed to be getting in each other's way as Palace frantically defended their own six yard box. Blake made one telling block from the skipper, Eagles beat the keeper, but couldn't get a shot on target.
Zaha twists and turns to fire a shot in at the near post, saved by Bogdan's legs.
Great block by Delaney in front of his own goal as Ngog looked to pounce on Eagles' low cross.
Big handball shout against a Palace defender - possible Jedanik - after Mark Davies had headed towards goal.
Two important blocks from Knight and Eagles. Spearing had given away possession on the edge of the box.
Garvan flicks a ball in for Murray, who heads from close range into the hands of Bogdan. Escape.
Zaha buzzing around - looks a handful. Difficult debut for Warnock.
@MarcIles what's wrong with @Afobe ???? Why's he in hospital? Xxx— @tinkerbex84 29 September 2012
Not exactly high quality stuff from either side so far. Very hit and hope.
Eagles bends one round the wall, but it's a yard over the bar.
Great touch from Kevin Davies to find Ngog. Ref plays a great advantage. Now we've got a free kick on the edge of the box.
Warnock has just ingratiated himself to the Bolton public with a thudering tackle on Ward.
Bogdan forced into his first save of the afternoon. Whites wide open on right, Zaha's angled shot beaten away.
Crowd does not look big. If it's larger than the 16,000-or-so that came to the Watford game I'd be surprised.
Players out on the pitch, finally...
Led to believe this will be Zat Knight's 300th start too - so congrats to him!
Enter Sandman by Metallica ringing out... the players must be due!
Kevin Davies to make his 700th career appearance today. Well done to him - superb servant to the club.
@MarcIles would like to one day see Alonso in a midfield role...alongside Spearing or on d left side— @horlads 29 September 2012
One change then today. Stephen Warnock in for his debut, Marcos Alonso out with a knock he picked up in the game against Sheffield Wednesday. Benik Afobe's late withdrawal also means a place on the bench for Tim Ream and Marvin Sordell.
Afobe is on his way to hospital but have been told the matter will be explained post-match.
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Parr, Bolasie, Dikgacoi, Garvan, Blake, Jedinak, Zaha, Murray, Delaney
Subs: Subs: Price, Martin, Goodwillie, Wilbraham, Williams, Moxey, Moritz
Wanderers subs: Lonergan, Ream, Petrov, Ricketts, Sordell, Pratley, Chung-Yong
Wanderers - Bogdan, Mears, Mills, Knight, Warnock, M Davies, Andrews, Spearing, Eagles, K Davies, Ngog
Certainly appears there is an injury issue for Afobe, and have heard he's gone to hospital, but still checking out the details.
@MarcIles I would drop Andrews and let Davies play central as it's not working the wins have been lucky. Petrov and Chungy r being wasted.— @JonnyBerlin84 29 September 2012
@MarcIles warnock in for alonso. Ricketts got dropped from lb for a reason. One would hope sordell is back in if afobe injured— @icedgraphics 29 September 2012
@MarcIles Afobe injured?— @JordGwilt 29 September 2012
@MarcIles Is Afobe injured? He's just tweeted that he's in a lot of pain?!?!— @njcoleman79 29 September 2012
@MarcIles I would, Coyle won't though unless Alonso is injured.— @meanderson93 29 September 2012
@MarcIles I would bring Warnock in regardless of if Alonso is injured. Same team apart from that, no need to tinker. #bwfc— @asimms36 29 September 2012
@MarcIles Warnock For Alonso only change. Team will be confident after last week, N'Gog might even score— @NiallBurke26 29 September 2012
Sam Ricketts is the other obvious candidate, but get the feeling many think he's better on the right. Could Mears make way??
Marcos Alonso described to me yesterday as "a big doubt" after picking up a knock at Wednesday. He hasn't trained all week. So the smart money is probably on Stephen Warnock coming in at left-back after the manager talked up his fitness at his press conference.
Good afternoon folks. Here's hoping the technology behaves itself better than it did at Hillsborough last week. Would settle for that result, though...