In the summer, Andros Townsend was heavily linked with a move away from Crystal Palace, with a return to his former club Newcastle United being mooted.
However, the 27-year-old winger didn’t want to leave. And it seemed a very good decision from the club after he produced a strong performance in Palace’s 2-0 victory against Fulham in their opening Premier League match at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
Playing on the right, he was a constant threat on the wings, and he produced a fantastic performance. He took to social networking site Twitter to express his delight after the match.
— Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) August 11, 2018
Here are some of the best responses from the Palace fans:
— adam (@J3ffreySchlupp) August 11, 2018
Andros quality again today, work rate exceptional as always, key part of best Palace team in a very long time ??
— Adam Wickham (@AdamWickham6) August 11, 2018
Top Player Andros. Credit to CPFC. Well played today ???? Great Start ?❤️?
— neil ogilvie (@neiog) August 11, 2018
Andros, you star man, you! Absolute workhorse – love the way you work so hard for us! You’re effing Dynamite!
— Danny ‘E.H.G’ Perry (@80scorpio80) August 11, 2018
Fantastic player you deserve a lot of credit in our squad
— Ben Hopkins (@benh199225) August 11, 2018
You are an absolute running machine Andros , every game ???????????
— Deborah Jay (@Debbiejay7) August 11, 2018
Good start to the season
Palace made a disastrous start to their 2017-18 campaign as they were without a win in their opening seven matches.
However, this time Roy Hodgson has assembled a decent squad and most importantly the Eagles have been able to retain their key players.
They have made a good start to their new campaign, and Palace will be looking to finish within the top half of the Premier League this season.