Crystal Palace tackle Manchester United at Old Trafford this afternoon in what was always going to be a difficult game- but in these fixtures you have to take your chances when they come!
Unfortunately for Crystal Palace when they were handed a golden opportunity courtesy of the poor United defence, Frazier Campbell managed to fluff his lines and miss an absolute sitter. The former Manchester United player quite literally had the ball on a plate but somehow managed to blaze over the bar.
Naturally, Palace fans on Twitter went mental and many stated that Dwight Gayle, or their grandparents, would have scored in his situation.
Still can’t believe how Campbell missed that. #gaylewouldhaveburiedit
— Callum Smith (@spiffinsmithin) November 8, 2014
I cannot stand players like Frasier Campbell…when you miss an absolute sitter to give your team the lead you shouldn’t turn back and laugh
— zʇuǝq ɥdǝsoظ (@WhatJoesThinkin) November 8, 2014
let off for us, Campbell should have scored and yet again we show just how meaningless it is having 80% of the ball and doing nowt with it
— Sunil Patel (@dr_sunilpatel) November 8, 2014
Wow. Goal on a silver platter there for Frazier Campbell. He bombs it over the goal
— Mr.E? (@efcunited) November 8, 2014
Gayle would have scored the 1v1 chance Campbell just missed #cpfc
— Chris Brock (@brockeybrockey) November 8, 2014
That is woeful finishing from Campbell. Would Gayle have taken that? #cpfc
— Ryan Hirons (@LifeOfHirons) November 8, 2014
Oh god! Campbell’s chance was probably easier than an open goal in some circumstances. How has he missed? Awful, just awful.
— Coach Diddy (@carlduala_afc) November 8, 2014
— Stephanie Moniz (@stephmoniz91) November 8, 2014
You can’t not take that Campbell! You don’t get another chance like that. #cpfc
— Mark (@MarkyP7) November 8, 2014
— Yodit Gudit (@RiseAndRiot) November 8, 2014
luckily that was frazier campbell and not any other decent striker
— Bret Hart (@Wale419) November 8, 2014