Crystal Palace supporters react on Twitter to Glenn Murray’s winner against Chelsea

Bournemouth defeated Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Crystal Palace supporters have taken to social networking site Twitter in order to express their opinion following Glenn Murray’s late winner for Bournemouth at Chelsea.

The experienced centre-forward holds a special place in the hearts of Palace supporters following his contribution towards their promotion to the Premier League and ensuing survival.

The 32-year-old scored 44 goals in 112 league appearances at Selhurst Park, including 30 during their promotion-winning campaign from the Championship in 2012-13.

Now, Murray plies his trade at Bournemouth after signing for the Cherries last summer and he’s already making his mark on his new side’s bid to beat the drop.

  GoalsShotsAerial Duels WonTouchesAccurate PassesBall RecoveriesMins Played
Glenn Murray 1 1 1 6 4 1 10

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, Murray made the telling contribution by firing in the winner as Bournemouth defeated Chelsea thanks to a goal eight minutes from time.

With the scores locked at 0-0, the former Palace striker came off the bench and scrambled home from a Bournemouth corner, sending the away supporters into raptures.

The goal and ensuing three points lifted Eddie Howe’s men out of the bottom three and closed the gap on the Blues to just two points, a truly remarkable scenario after 15 games of the season gone.

Bournemouth are under no illusions that survival is going to be a tough ask for them this season, yet in Murray they have a reliable target man renowned for scoring vital goals.

His goal at Stamford Bridge was only his second of the campaign for the South Coast outfit, yet it was undoubtedly his most important and could count for so much come next May.

While watching on with added interest, a number of Crystal Palace supporters celebrated Murray’s strike as if he was still an Eagles player as they displayed plenty of affection on Twitter.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch