It was another night where it looked like we would have a difficult job to get a positive result, and so it proved as league leaders Watford ran out 2-0 winners. It was depressingly familiar to the play-off defeat of eighteen months ago (Marlon King scores, check, we don’t, check, all to easy for Watford, check). Not an enjoyable night’s viewing.
The match will remain notable though for the debut of youngster John Bostock, who is still just 15 years old, making him the youngest player to ever appear in a Palace shirt. He was brought on with eighteen minutes still to go with Watford already two ahead, so it seems a bit gimmicky to me (especially with the Sky cameras on hand). Hopefully though it is the start of a long and successful career at Selhurst Park for Bostock.
(At least we’re not talking about how we’re still in the bottom three. D’oh!)
Crystal Palace 0-2 Watford [BBC Sport]