Palace strengthened their grip on Premiership status for next season with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over London rivals, Queen’s Park Rangers in the weekend’s early kickoff at Selhurst Park.
Palace recently set a record of 5 successive away victories since Pardew’s arrival, before a solid run of results were halted by Southampton a few weeks ago. They went ahead against a lacklustre QPR side when the danger man Yannick Bolasie crossed for his partner in crime Wilf Zaha to open the scoring eary on in the first half. James McArthur doubled the scoring and the game was over when full back Joel Ward finished smartly after some strong running from the flank.
QPR saved their best until midway through the second half when Scotland international Matt Phillips beat Speroni from 40 yards with a goal of the season contender, but this proved nothing more than a spectacular concilation.
Palace now sit comfortably in 12th place and 8 points off of relegation. ‘The Pardew Effect’ seems to still be going strong with fans revelling in the clubs current success. With Palace close to safety, the focus now is on improving on last seasons 11th place finish. Can the Eagles produce the results to do so?
— Adam Thompson (@adam1905) March 15, 2015
PALACE showing how effective wingplay can be! Zaha and Bolasie have been unplayable. Like Chris Ramsey buy QPR are doomed #CRYQPR
— Coach Noel (@Noel_Sritharan) March 14, 2015