Jason Roberts raves about Crystal Palace sensation Yannick Bolasie for 'world-class' contribution

Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace - 23/02/2014

Jason Roberts has praised Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie.

Pundit Jason Roberts has told BBC Sport that Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie produced 'world-class wing-play' to set up Yohan Cabaye's winner against Southampton.

The Eagles, who drew 1-1 at Everton on Monday night, recorded a win today as Cabaye swooped to turn home Bolasie's right wing cross.

The result leaves Palace up in sixth place in the Premier League table, and Alan Pardew has his side just six points away from top spot.

One of the problems for the Eagles this season has been their home form, but after thrashing Newcastle 5-1 at Selhurst Park recently, they recorded another home win today by beating out-of-form Southampton 1-0.

French midfielder Cabaye will take the plaudits having scored the winning goal, but it was DR Congo international Bolasie who created it.

The athletic wide man blazed past the Southampton defence before crossing for Cabaye's winner, and his contribution hasn't been ignored by Jason Roberts.

The pundit has told BBC Sport that he felt Bolasie's work in the build-up to the goal was 'world-class', branding Bolasie was one of the most exciting players in the Premier League.

"Bolasie has been one of the most exciting players in the Premier League last year and this year," said Roberts. "For Cabaye, it looks like an easy goal, but it was world-class wing-play," he added.

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