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One of the Better Days

Combine a few injuries and suspensions, a player falling out of favour, a forced injection of youth and a trip to a usual bogey ground and what would you expect? Well in fairness you probably wouldn’t expect a 1-0 victory at Preston North End.

A side which featured Victor Moses in place of the suspended James Scowcroft and ahead of the disgraced Shefki Kuqi got a winner with a 76th minute header from Clinton Morrison. The performance led Neil Warnock to say, “It’s probably one of the best team performances of the season. Everyone was very good in their own right.”

Preston North End 0-1 Crystal Palace [BBC Sport]

Sun shines, Palace play well shocker

Going home happy

For everyone who was doomsaying about my trip down to watch us play Preston (including myself) needn’t have worried. Palace produced what many considered to be their best performance of the season, leading to a 3-0 win.

Palace’s goals came from a first-half double from Shefki Kuqi and a second half header from Leon Cort. Preston provided a few bursts of comedy, first from Brett Ormerod’s fantastic miskick and then from the substituted David Nugent, who proceeded to throw a succession of boots, socks and shinpads from the Preston bench when he was taken off.