Tag Archives: Scunthorpe

Palace Continue To Be Upwardly Mobile, Relegate Scunthorpe

At a time in the season where consistency is key Palace (of all teams!) seem to have discovered it. Yesterday we beat Scunthorpe 2-0 at Selhurst Park, with first-half goals from Tom Soares and Clinton Morrison both securing another three points for us as well as relegating the visitors out of the Championship.

Neil Warnock was a happy man after the game, saying “We all know it’s going to go right down to the wire. We badly needed the three points and I would have settled for winning 1-0 and playing poorly. As it turned out, we played very well and could have scored more goals.”

Now come another two difficult games, as in the next two weeks we visit fellow play-off candidates Watford and Hull City.

Crystal Palace 2-0 Scunthorpe [BBC Sport]

A Clean Sheet! A Clean Sheet!

I know, it seems like a strange thing to get excited about, but a full three months into the season we’ve finally kept a clean sheet. Pity that a) it took three months, and b) we had to play Scunthorpe to get it.

Anyway, at least it is a step in the right direction. The counter-argument to that is that there’s just about a count in place regarding the number of games Warnock has been in charge without a win (now up to four games). Thankfully he sounds positive, stating “I will be looking to see what we can do in the loan market to strengthen us up front”.

At least for one day, the defenders get a break.

Scunthorpe 0-0 Crystal Palace [BBC Sport]