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Palace boss expecting Moses exit
Published : 09 Dec 2009 09:47:53
The 18-year-old scored a stunning goal in each half at the Madejski Stadium as Palace shrugged off the fact that they have not been paid for November to inflict another damaging defeat on Brendan Rodgers' Royals. With chairman Simon Jordan blaming a cash-flow problem for the delay, Moses' double was a timely reminder of the huge talent he possesses and Warnock is already resigned to cashing in on him. He said: "Victor's goals were unbelievable. "You can't coach against goals like that so I don't know what Brendan can say to his lads. "You could tell that Victor was on his game and he has been since I bought him back into the team. He is hungry and he will get all the plaudits. "Everybody is looking at him now. Four or five teams were after him in the summer but they hesitated and I don't know why. "I am convinced that he has the quality, his ability over the first few yards is right up there. They pay £17million for players like that in the Premier League. "I don't see anybody better than him in the Premier League. You don't get 18-year-old British players like that very often and he will go for sure. "He will be a good buy for someone." Two more bankable assets for Palace, right-back Nathaniel Clyne and rejuvenated winger Darren Ambrose, also found the net as the Eagles admirably showed the spirit to battle their financial troubles and bounce back from a 3-0 defeat to Doncaster last Saturday. Warnock said: "We are a team. They are a good group of lads. "We have difficulties at the moment but they fought for each other out there and you would not know they had not been paid. It will be sorted this week." Reading boss Rodgers admitted his side were not at the races and called for improvement after they slipped to within two points of the drop zone. Alex Pearce headed Reading level on the half-hour mark to cancel out Clyne's opener before Ambrose and Moses both scored in first-half stoppage time. Substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson hit an 80th-minute penalty to briefly reduce the arrears before Moses cut in from the left to curl home a brilliant second goal. Rodgers said: "We got what we deserved from the game which was nothing. "We started poorly and then got worse. We conceded twice in first-half stoppage time which is incredible really and that totally threw us. "If we are going to win games here then we need to be better than that. "Victor Moses was outstanding all night and he is a Premier League talent without a doubt. "His second goal was quite brilliant and killed the game."