Palace fans react on Twitter to Joel Ward's performance v Manchester United

Joel Ward of Crystal Palace

The Palace faithful were delighted with the 26-year-old on Saturday afternoon.

A draw against Manchester United certainly wasn't a bad result for Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. Especially on the back of two defeats in a row.

Palace's strong start to the season had suffered a minor setback when they lost to both West Ham United and Leicester City.

But the south London side bounced back with a solid clean sheet at the weekend against Manchester United. It could have even been all three points but Alan Pardew's men had to settle for just the one.

And it was no surprise the praise poured in for a Crystal Palace defender after a 0-0 draw. Indeed, Joel Ward was seen by many as an intriguing inclusion against United.

But the 26-year-old delivered a fine defensive performance and supporters took to Twitter to rave about Ward's display.

The Eagles now sit eighth in the Premier League, falling below Liverpool, but a draw with United should give them a springboard ahead of a trip to Anfield, before home clashes against Sunderland and Newcastle United.

As for Manchester United, the questions about their attack continue. But Ward certainly played a part in thwarting them at Selhurst Park...

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