Palace make two more signings

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signings of James McCarthy and Victor
Camarasa, which takes their tally to five new acquisitions this transfer

Eagles manager Roy Hodgson had expressed worry with the club’s deficiency of transfer action forward of today’s 5pm transfer deadline, but it seems
as though the powers that be.

Steve Parish and Dougie Freedman, have
ultimately arrive up trumps.

All of a sudden Palace have five new signings on board with Camarasa
and McCarthy incorporating to the arrivals of Jordan Ayew, Gary Cahill and
goalie Stephen Henderson.

And there could be a lot more on the way on a frantic working day, with a new
forward and right-back to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka also on the required
checklist just before the window slams shut.

The hottest two captures come as a big enhance and will incorporate a great deal necessary energy and working experience to the Palace midfield for the campaign forward.

Spanish midfielder Camarasa comes on a season-extended loan from La Liga club Real Betis, but Palace do have the choice to just take him on a long term foundation at the conclusion of the term if all goes according to plan.

The 25-year-old has EPL League knowledge last season on loan at Cardiff City and even though it finished terribly with the
Bluebirds currently being relegated to the Championship.

Palace have not been off. And why need to they, Camarasa was a uncommon shiny spark in the Cardiff midfield last season, chipping in with five goals and providing a
even further four assists in 33 matches.

With a rough season already under his belt, it ought to stand him in superior stead for the campaign in advance and the player will add extra creativeness to the Palace midfield.

On his return to the English leading-flight, he stated: “I am really delighted to
be listed here and I’m so enthusiastic to start off with the team.

I assume Palace has great players and it is a fantastic club.“I’m heading to perform really hard to play football and I hope that the fans are energized with my football.”In a further strengthen Palace have also managed to draft in long-term
focus on McCarthy, paying out Everton £3million for the Republic of Eire
midfielder’s companies.With 133 appearances for the Toffees underneath his belt, it is an additional really shrewd piece of business for the Eagles and an absolute cut price at value they have paid.

The 28-year-old had a 12 months remaining on his contract at Goodison
Park, wherever he has been for the previous 6 seasons, but jumped at the
opportunity of a fresh challenge with Palace, who will be hoping to enjoy the

Manager Hodgson is a pleased man, declaring: “I’m actually pleased we’ve been
able to deliver James to the club due to the fact he’s a player I have admired for a
incredibly prolonged time.”Hodgson will be even happier if he can get a few much more bodies in and however regulate to preserve keep of Wilfried Zaha arrive 5pm right now.

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Stumbling Spurs knocked out of FA Cup by Palace

endured their next defeat in English knockout football to a
London rival in a make a difference of times as they misplaced two-0 to Crystal Palace in
the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Connor Wickham gave the unfancied Eagles, 29 points adrift of Spurs
in the Premier League, a ninth-minute lead right before a spot kick by previous
Tottenham winger Andros Townsend made it 2-.

Spurs’ Kieran Trippier skipped with a spot kick right before half-time as
Tottenham endured additional spot-kick woe subsequent Thursday’s shoot-out
defeat by Chelsea in a League Cup semi-closing.

Tottenham pressed for a goal in the next half but Palace, just
three points above the relegation zone, upset the book to record a
deserved win.

This reverse remaining Mauricio Pochettino even now searching for his very first
trophy as Tottenham manager because the Argentinian joined from
Southampton in 2014, with Spurs’ previous piece of silverware the 2008
League Cup.

It is also bound to intensify the discussion in excess of regardless of whether Spurs require to
adjust their transfer system and spend huge in the closing times of the
January window.

Spurs were being without the need of wounded England stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli,
while the in-type Son Heung-Min experienced even now to return from international
obligation with South Korea at the Asia Cup.

Pochettino, on the other hand, determined to omit Christian Eriksen, with the
influential playmaker not even amid Spurs’ substitutes at Selhurst

For all they are 3rd in the Premier League, Spurs are 9 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.

And, with title-holders Manchester City also in advance of them, it would
be a shock if Tottenham – previous crowned champions of England in their
‘Double’ season of 1960/sixty one – ended the season leading of the table.

The Champions League is now Tottenham’s only
hope of a trophy this season, with Pochettino’s men enjoying German club
Borussia Dortmund in the previous sixteen.

Pochettino claimed his aspect experienced endured a “distressing” defeat, telling BT
Sport: “Palace did not do considerably, but they scored and deserved to go
by to the next round.

“It was so distressing to lose the game like this. There were being some essential
moments, like the (skipped spot kick), which would have modified
every thing.”

He included: “We have to look forward to the Premier League and Champions League.

“We are in a ridiculous operate of fixtures, but this is how it is in England.
We are not able to complain and just consider in the two competitions to give our
most effective.”

It took Palace a mere 9 minutes to open up the scoring, Wickham
subsequent up just after a Jeff Schlupp shot was blocked by Spurs goalie
Paulo Gazzaniga.

Palace then made the most of a weird incident when Spurs’ Kyle Walker-Peters taken care of a cross into the box.

It was a obvious spot kick and Townsend made no error from the spot, slamming the ball into the center of the goal.

“It was superior to get the goal in the very first 10 minutes and give us the
system to construct on,” claimed Wickham, whose goal was his very first in any
competitiveness from November 2016.

In the meantime Townsend turned Tottenham’s knowledge of his spot-kick procedure against them.

“I took a few penalties for Spurs, so I realized they would be telling the keeper to go the other way,” he spelled out.

At 2- down, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, earning his very first Spurs begin
from January 2017, experienced two superior probabilities perfectly-saved by veteran Palace
goalie Julian Speroni.

But Speroni wasn’t desired when, just after Patrick Van Aanholt introduced
down Juan Foyth, Trippier blasted the ensuing spot kick perfectly vast of the

Tottenham pressed really hard in the next half, but Speroni saved perfectly from Fernando Llorente to hold them at bay.

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Wilfried Zaha: Brighton a must-win clash for Palace

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha

Graeme Jackson

Monday Nov 27, 2017. 18:00

Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha says his side face a must-win Premier League clash against Brighton & Hove Albion in midweek.

Bottom-of-the-log Palace travel to ninth-placed Brighton on Tuesday night and need three points to have a chance of moving off the foot of the table.

“All the players know the importance of it by now. We obviously speak about it among ourselves, so everyone knows it is a big game and we need to win it,” the Ivory Coast winger told the Palace matchday programme.

Palace and Brighton also have a fierce rivalry which dates back to a series of controversial clashes in the late 1970s under managers Terry Venables and Alan Mullery.

It will be the clubs’ first top-flight meeting since 1981.

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Andre Ayew turns attention to Crystal Palace after midweek heroics – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Graeme Jackson

Thursday Oct 26, 2017. 14:00

Ghana attacker Andre Ayew has urged his West Ham United teammates to turn their attention to the challenge of Crystal Palace this weekend.

Ayew was the star turn in the Hammers’ midweek League Cup win over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, scoring a brace of goals in the second half.

West Ham came from two goals down to defeat Spurs 3-2 at Wembley on Wednesday evening and advance into the next round of the League Cup.

Ayew, who was named man of the match for his strikes in the 55th and 60th minutes, wants to see United perform with similar strength in the Premier League this weekend.

“I want to congratulate the whole team, it’s a massive win,” Ayew said.

“We have a massive game on Saturday. We have to enjoy this, but prepare for Saturday.

“We knew if we scored early in the second half we’d have a chance. We need to relax and work hard because Saturday is a big one.”

West Ham are just two places above the relegation zone heading into the match against the Eagles, having been beaten 3-0 at home by Brighton & Hove Albion in their last Premier League outing.

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Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace can beat anyone

Staff Reporter

Monday Oct 16, 2017. 12:00

Crystal Palace’s Ivorian attacker Wilfried Zaha believes they can beat any team in the Premier League after defeating Chelsea 2-1 this past weekend.

Palace claimed their first points of the 2017/18 campaign when they edged the reigning champions at Selhurst Park on Saturday, with Zaha scoring the decisive goal.

The Elephants player believes the victory will spark a turnaround in Palace’s season, insisting that they now have the confidence that they can beat anyone.

“Yeah, we needed a win, I wasn’t really scared about who we played against. I feel we are a really good team and that we can beat anyone,” said Zaha in the wake of the match.

“It is hard watching the team and obviously I know how good we are, but when we are low on confidence you don’t play like you normally play, but I am just glad that everyone pulled in the same direction and got the win that we needed.”

Zaha will look to feature for Palace next weekend when they play Newcastle United away from home on Saturday 21 October.

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Zaha relieved after inspiring Palace to victory – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha

Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Oct 15, 2017. 20:00

Ivory Coast international Wilfried Zaha is happy to have helped Crystal Palace bounce back to winning ways on Saturday.

The winger inspired Palace to a 2-1 win over Chelsea in a English Premier League (EPL) match at the Selhurst Park in London.

Zaha netted the winning goal on the stroke of half-time and Palace, who are placed 20th on the league standings, recorded their first win of the season.

The former Manchester United player believes that the victory over the defending league champions can be a turning point for Palace.

“It’s a dream, managing to beat Chelsea at home,” Zaha said on BBC.

“This is definitely the start of a fight back,” the attacker, who was making his return from an injury, added.

“Now we’ve got more confidence we can start to climb up the table.”

Palace will take on Newcastle United in ther next league match at the St. James Park on Saturday.

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Oumar Niasse to be targeted by Brighton, Palace – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Everton striker Oumar Niasse

Graeme Jackson

Monday Sep 25, 2017. 11:30

Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace will both reportedly look to sign Everton’s Senegalese striker Oumar Niasse when the transfer window reopens in January.

The Teranga Lions forward has made a major comeback in Everton blue this past week, scoring once in a League Cup victory over Sunderland and twice on Saturday in a come-from-behind win over Bournemouth.

Niasse, 27, was wanted by both Brighton and Palace in the European summer transfer window, but the cost of added extras scuppered any potential deal.

However, The Sun reports that both Premier League clubs will try again for Niasse in the January window.

Yet given the player’s return to form and prominence, manager Ronald Koeman may not be keen on sanctioning any departure.

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Senegal’s Souare delights on Crystal Palace return – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Pape Souare playing for Crystal Palace

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Aug 31, 2017. 11:30

Following his return from a long-term injury, Senegal and Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare has expressed delight on his return to action.

The Lions of Teranga international has made his first appearance since breaking his thigh bone and jaw in a horrific car crash almost a year ago.

Souare had to be airlifted to hospital after crashing on the M4 in England in September 2016 and only returned to full training earlier this month.

The 27-year-old featured for the Eagles U23s and he played for 45 minutes as they lost 2-1 to Nottingham Forest.

Meanwhile, his fellow countrymen are set to face off against Burkina Faso in their third 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at home this weekend.

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Crystal Palace suffer Wilfried Zaha blow – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Bertin Basson

Friday Aug 18, 2017. 18:00

Crystal Palace have suffered a massive blow with news that wing-wizard Wilfried Zaha will miss up to a month of action after suffering a knee injury during the club’s opening 2017-18 Premier League fixture.

Although the Ivory Coast international finished the 90 minutes against Huddersfield, he departed Selhurst Park with a knee brace and it has now been confirmed that he will not play for around four weeks.

The news comes as a bitter blow for both the Eagles and the Elephants with Zaha set to miss upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Gabon, set to take place in early September.


Zaha, 24, penned a new five-year contract with Palace earlier this year despite reported interest from elsewhere.

The South London club got their campaign off to the worst possible start; losing 3-0 at home to newly promoted Huddersfield.

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