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Drawing With the Best

Some good viewing on Sky Sports News last night for those of us who were watching scores coming in (I can’t listen to the radio feeds, the combination of lulls in action followed by heart-stopping terror isn’t a good mix in my experience). Thanks to Victor Moses’ 55th minute equaliser we managed to get a 1-1 draw at West Brom, meaning that in our two games with them this year they haven’t been able to beat us.

Arguably with three points available for a win we’d have been better off winning one and losing one to West Brom, but in this case a draw means that we’ve been a match for the team widely considered to be the best in division (they currently sit fourth, but if they win their two games in hand they’ll be top again – providing they don’t get too caught up in a cup run I think they’re the one certainty to go up this year).

Neil Warnock summarised the game by saying, “To come to a place like this, a super stadium, the crowd gets behind the team, and to cope with that and the pressures of the situation can only stand them [the squad] in good stead. I think it’s excellent for them. I think the West Brom fans knew they were in for a game, so it was good tonight.”

West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Crystal Palace [BBC Sport]

Remembering happier days at The Hawthorns

West Brom beat us again

Tomorrow night we visit West Bromwich Albion. They’re a team with very realistic promotion ambitions, and as they’re coming off a 1-0 defeat to their bitter rivals Wolves we’re likely to face a very good team with a point to prove.

We haven’t won at West Brom in over a decade. It’s a far cry from when we used to go there and despatch the home team with unlikely contributions like “meatball headers” and full-backs scoring first half hat-tricks. A return to those days tomorrow night would be very pleasant indeed.

This is where the official site would tell you that we’re 9/2 to win with Eaglesbet. However I wouldn’t recommend that to you, as I don’t think it is the likely outcome (c’mon, reverse jinx – work!).