Martin Keown enthuses about Crystal Palace trio Bolasie, Zaha and Sako

Wilfried Zaha playing for Crystal Palace

The former defender was particularly keen to praise the performance of Yannick Bolasie after another fine display.

Speaking on Match of the Day 2, broadcast from 10:30pm on Sunday, Martin Keown enthused about Crystal Palace’s attacking trio of Yannick Bolasie, Wilfried Zaha and Bakary Sako after the win over Liverpool.

The Eagles left Anfield with all three points on Sunday, having put in another top performance on the road to secure all three points.

Their three attacking stars were all on fine form during the game once again, with Bolasie getting the opener and the trio being a nuisance to the Liverpool defence throughout the game.

They have received much praise for their performances for Alan Pardew’s side, and Keown is the latest to do so, saying they give the side the hope and belief to win football matches.

“I think they’re a real handful,” he told Match of the Day 2.

“They’ve got pace, power and movement. They give you the hope and belief to win football matches. They haven’t got an orthodox [striker] but it doesn’t really matter.”

In particular, Keown was keen to praise the performance of Yannick Bolasie after he put in another fine display for the side.

The forward was very much the star of the show last season for the Eagles last season but has struggled for form in this campaign, although he has started to return to his best in recent weeks.

The game against Liverpool was another good display from him, and Keown says he does not get the credit he deserves for the work he does for the side.

“Bolasie doesn’t get enough credit, he works really hard for the team,” he added.

“I don’t think he knows what he’s going to do half the time so how can the opposition possibly know. He’s growing as a player, he’s getting better and Alan Pardew is really getting the best out of him.”

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