A quick salute to two players after last night’s FA Cup match against Fulham. What they did to give us a shot at the Cup:
- An early save, at full stretch, to deny Zamora a goal which could have changed the outcome of the match.
- A point-blank header by Gera denied early in the 2nd half; quick reflexes and mighty-quick thinking.
- Denies Duff at full stretch… not only blocking the ball but catching it. Quality!
- He was everywhere at the right time. If a Fulham play was broken up, it seemed Palacios was somewhere in the frame.
- Controlled his instincts to slide in for tackles, instead just timing his tackles to avoid a yellow card and being extremely effective.
So we didn’t walk away with the win, but at least we’re taking it back to the Lane. For the rest of the squad, I wasn’t overly impressed with the lot of them, although Bale still managed to maintain an impressive string of consistent performances. We’re still in it!