Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan has expressed his delighted that Julian Speroni was back in goal for Crystal Palace yesterday on Twitter.
Great to see Julian Speroni back playing last night for palace what a great guy and goalkeeper he is #legend— barry bannan (@bazzabannan25) April 21, 2016
Speroni was handed his first appearance for Palace in nearly a year against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The Argentine stopper put in an excellent display against the Red Devils, although he was still not able to stop Alan Pardew’s side from slipping to a 2-0 defeat.
Damien Delaney’s own goal put United in the lead, and from that moment on they never really looked threatened by the Eagles.
Louis van Gaal’s side largely dominated the match, with Matteo Darmian completing the triumph.
The match was still a special occasion for Speroni, though, and he is now closing in on the all time appearance record for a Palace goalkeeper.
Speroni is currently two appearances behind John Jackson’s record, and Alan Pardew has already stated that he wants to help the Argentine keeper break it before the end of the season.