Amid a thick grey fog drifting from the away end, where flares and smoke bombs greeted the first whistle, the hosts’ rhythmic pressing game clicked into gear immediately, Leandro Trossard smothering the first attempted pass of the game in a sign of things to come.
Patrick Vieira’s time at Palace came to an abrupt end on Friday morning, giving Paddy McCarthy, drafted in from his role as under-21s coach, a little over 48 hours to salvage a game plan from the wreckage.
When they faced Everton last month – also on a long winless run and heading into their first game after Frank Lampard’s sacking – few foresaw the relegation contenders claiming a precious win.
Author / Journalist: Will Magee at the Emirates Stadium
Category: Nation Politics
Topics: Premier League Sport Arsenal Crystal Palace Football
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News Source URL: theguardian.com
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Published Date: 2023-03-19, 16:15:55
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