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VIDEO: Fraizer Campbell Scores A Brace As Palace Draw 2-2 With Vancouver

Crystal Palace rounded off their US tour with a 2-2 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps last night thanks to a brace from Fraizer Campbell. 

Here are the highlights from last night’s game, where an explosive second half saw four goals scored in just 28 minutes. 

Alan Pardew began the game with an untested 3-5-2 formation, using Martin Kelly, Damien Delaney and Scott Dann at the back in a bid to tweak our potential tactical approach ahead of the new season and in an evenly matched opening 45 minutes, we seemed to cope with it relatively well. 

After seeing the Whitecaps take the lead with a close-range header in the 50th minute, the Palace fans who had stayed up to watch the game were fearing the worst, but it took just 12 minutes for the Eagles to regain parity after some excellent work from the ever-impressive Andros Townsend saw him find half-time substitute Fraizer Campbell in the penalty for a cooly taken equaliser. 

It took just four more minutes for the magic of Townsend to pay dividends again, after some fantastic work from him saw the ball fed to Connor Wickham who squared a pass to Campbell, prompting the former Manchester United man to grab his second of the evening. 

Unfortunately, the goalscoring wasn’t to end there and in the 78th minute, the Whitecaps Kendall Watson brought them back to 2-2 with a header the Palace keeper Julian Speroni could do nothing about.

The final whistle signalled the end of the Eagles’ US tour, which, after going unbeaten in three games with two clean sheets to boot will undoubtedly be looked upon as a genuine success for all concerned. 

There is no doubt whatsoever that Andros Townsend has shone in red and blue on the other side of the Atlantic, which can only bode well for us in the season to come. 


VIDEO: All Six Of Palace’s Goals From Comfortable Pre-Season Win

Palace’s friendly against Bromley last night saw a goal glut for the Eagles, with Alan Pardew’s side putting on a show for those in attendance with a 6-0 victory.

After arriving on loan recently, Patrick Bamford grabbed the opportunity to impress with both hands, bagging a quick fire hat-trick to put the game out of the host’s reach after just 20 minutes, delighting the thousands of Palace fans who’d made their way to the game.

With the other goals coming through Sullay Kaikai, Dwight Gayle (obviously) and fan-favourite Wilfried Zaha, the players were able to coast in the closing stages of the game, as they ready themselves for a high-octane game at Carrow Road in just eight days time.

Of course, Bromley didn’t exactly provide stiff opposition for a squad full of Premier League regulars, but with fitness and game time pivotal to every player’s pre-season training regime, they will all have felt good for the experience, with the likes of Christian Scales and Luke Croll clearly over the moon to have played a big part in such a convincing win as they look to prove their worth to Alan Pardew before the weekly grind of the Premier League gets underway.

Below are tweets from the fantastic CPFC GIFS with footage of all six Palace goals for you to watch at your leisure.


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