Embarrassing Performance Sees Palace Thrashed By Brighton

It is hard to disguise the disappointment felt by fans at the final whistle following this comprehensive beating by our rivals. Simply put, there was a distinct lack of creatively and no direction on and off the pitch.

 

MATCH INFORMATION

  • 3pm – 3rd February 2024
  • Brighton 4-1 Crystal Palace
  • American Express Community Stadium, Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL

 

PLAYER RATINGS

30

Dean HENDERSON

5.5

12

Daniel MUNOZ

6.7

16

Joachim ANDERSEN

6.1

6

Marc GUEHI ©  (20 Adam WHARTON 28 mines)

6.1 (5.6)

17

Trick MITCHELL

5.7

26

Chris RICHARDS

5.9

8

Jefferson LERMA

6.3

15

Jeffrey SCHLUPP (7 Michael OLISE 46 mines, 11 Mathews FRANCA 56 mines)

6.2 (5.9) (6.3)

19

Will HUGHES (29 Naouirou AHAMADA 80 mines)

6.2 (5.9)

9

Jordan AYEW

6.3

14

Jean-Philippe MATETA (22 Odsonne EDOUARD 80 mines)

7.0 (6.0)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES – 1 Sam JOHNSTONE, 5 James TOMKINS, 44 Jairo RIEDEWALD, 52 David OZOH

 

OPPOSITION LINE-UP

1

Bart VERBRUGGEN

7.4

3

IGOR (31 Ansu FATI 88 mines)

6.9 (6.0)

5

Lewis DUNK

8.0

29

Jan Paul van HECKE

6.4

2

Tariq LAMPTEY (30 Pervis ESTUPINAN 80 mines)

7.3 (6.2)

11

Billy GILMOUR

6.6

13

Pascal GROSS

8.9

41

Jack HINSHELWOOD

7.7

9

Joao PEDRO (14 Adam LALLANA 88 mines)

8.4 (6.0)

40

Facundo BUONANOTTE (20 Carlos BALEBA 80 mines)

7.8 (6.2)

28

Evan FERGUSON (18 Danny WELBECK 69 mines)

6.9 (6.9)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES – 4 Adam WEBSTER, 15 Jakub MODER, 23 Jason STEELE, 47 Benicio BAKER-BOAITEY

 

TEB VERDICT

You could argue that this was worse than the last away outing at the Emirates where Arsenal handed Palace a beating. This was at the hands of our arch rivals and the manner of which the game unfolded showed very little in the way of fight and desire. That is hard to even type about a Palace side, but that is the truth.

While injuries have been an utter hindrance, that was compounded with the first half loss of Marc Guehi and a very short stint off the bench by Michael Olise with Ebere Eze not even making it there. Adam Wharton and Daniel Munoz could be forgiven for thinking what they have arrived into after being handed their debuts.

Will or should Roy Hodgson survive this latest debacle? Early suggestions say that he will as surely he would have been relieved of his duties after the home loss to Bournemouth or the trouncing at Arsenal. Patrick Vieira was sacked for a lesser result against Brighton.  

 

POST GAME QUOTES

Check out our post game reaction article for all the quotes and comments after the final whistle…

Brighton 4-1 Palace – LIVE REACTION

 

MATCH STATISTICS

Star Man

Pascal GROSS (8.9)

Goals

Lewis DUNK (3), Jack HINSHELWOOD (33), Facundo BUONANOTTE (34), Jean-Philippe MATETA (71), Joao PEDRO (84)

Assists

Pascal GROSS (3, 34), Tariq LAMPTEY (33), Joachim ANDERSEN (71), Danny WELBECK (84)

Most shots

Joao PEDRO, Pascal GROSS (3)

Most tackles

Daniel MUNOZ (5)

Most dribbles

Joao PEDRO (5)

Team rating

7.09 – 6.11

Total shots

13 – 7

Shots on target

6 – 5

Yellow cards

Marc GUEHI (16), Mathews FRANCA (59), Daniel MUNOZ (62), Danny WELBECK (90+1)

Red cards

None

Possession

69% – 31%

Pass success

94% – 85%

Passes

847 – 377

Dribbles

8 – 6

Aerials won

5 – 2

Tackles

23 – 16

Fouls

8 – 14

Corners

3 – 2

Saves

4 – 2

Dispossessed

9 – 16

 

POSITION IN THE TABLE (at the final whistle)

POS

TEAM

W

D

L

GD

PTS

13

Bournemouth

7

5

9

-11

26

14

Crystal Palace

6

6

11

-14

24

15

Brentford

6

4

11

-5

24

 

UPCOMING FIXTURES

12/02/24 Chelsea (h) – Premier League 8pm

19/02/24 Everton (a) – Premier League 8pm

24/02/24 Burnley (h) – Premier League 3pm

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