Édouard enables Crystal Palace to rise above Sheffield United and Guaita row

12 August 2023 16:12
At 76 Roy Hodgson has been around the football block a few times but hearing that his goalkeeper Vincente Guaita had answered the tweet from Crystal Palace account’s listing today’s XI, half an hour before kick-off, with “where is my name” was surely a new one on him.Guaita is out of favour after refusing to play in pre-season for Palace so who he was blaming – other than himself – is a puzzle. Given how little Sam Johstontone was troubled, Guaita can kick himself at missing an easy outing, as this contest was decided by a throwback of a Odsonne Édouard strike. Palace’s No 9 stuck a boot out to poke past Wes Foderingham, Sheffield United’s goalkeeper, after Jordan Ayew dropped a shoulder to gain a yard on Ben Osborn before whipping over a classic slicing cross from the right. Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian