My early days of supporting Palace are filled with memories of seeing us play Norwich, due to my Dad’s business connections. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen us beat them in a league fixture (although the Zenith Data Systems Cup is another matter), and they again frustrated us in yesterday’s New Year’s Day fixture at Selhurst Park.
Darel Russell opened the scoring early on for Norwich, while Clinton Morrison got our equaliser early in the second half.
Neil Warnock pointed out that we’ve now played four games in ten days, but on top of that we’re now unbeaten in thirteen games as we head to Watford in the F.A. Cup.
Crystal Palace 1-1 Norwich City [BBC Sport]
A third straight 1-0 defeat in the league has left us fourth from bottom of the Championship. What’s even more worrying is that the teams around us aren’t the minnows of this division, we’re mixed up with the likes of Preston, Southampton and Hull. If we get into a rut there’s every chance of us staying at this end of the division.
David Strihavka got the Norwich winner after 75 minutes, leaving us without a clean sheet to date this season. Also after our four-goal start at Southampton we’ve since managed a paltry two goals in four games. When you can’t keep a clean sheet averaging half-a-goal a game doesn’t get you very far. Peter Taylor needs to find some answers, quickly.