Crystal Palace's impressive away victory against Everton on Sunday owed much to Yannick Bolasie who shone while his fellow winger Wilfried Zaha had a watching brief from the bench.
Bolasie scored the vital third goal that ultimately secured the three points, his 69th-minute effort rendering Leighton Baines' late penalty irrelevant.
The winger's performance had his manager Neil Warnock purring after the game, and it was no surprise when you consider the 25-year-old scored one, played one key pass and went on five dribbles that had his opponents tied in knots.
Bolasie is that kind of player - energetic, fearless and unpredictable; and they are fantastic traits to have when your side is in desperate need of points.
Those points duly came on Sunday, as the Palace star scored from his only on-target scoring attempt. While his seven forward passes spoke of a player always looking to set up the next attack.
While his passing accuracy of 65.22 per cent was less than impressive, that is to be expected from a footballer playing away from home who is never afraid to take risks in the search for another chance.
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Palace have a long way to go this season but having secured their first win they are on the right path at last. And if Bolasie keeps performing like he did against Everton, there should be plenty more victories to celebrate in the near future.