Crystal Palace suffered a 2-1 loss to Brighton on Monday night in the FA Cup.
Crystal Palace were knocked out of the FA Cup on Monday night in just the third round of the competition to Brighton as the Seagulls scored a late winner in the 87th minute – and fans have blasted Jairo Riedewald’s performance on Twitter.
Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens gave Chris Hughton’s side the lead in the first half, as he broke through the Crystal Palace defence to smash home an effort that proved too strong for Wayne Hennessey.
However, Bakary Sako equalised in the second half with a fantastic strike from all of 25 yards that hit Mat Ryan’s post before bouncing in. But target man Glenn Murray saved the day for Brighton as he bundled home Uwe Hunemeier’s header.
Palace fans were on the back foot for much of the night and although they had the odd half-chance, they could have lost the match by a much larger margin had Sam Baldock, Tomer Hemed and Beram Kayal buried chances.
In what was a disappointing performance, Palace fans criticised the display of 21-year-old Riedewald in what was only his ninth appearance in all competitions for the London-based club.
One fan even described his efforts as “shocking”.
Riedewald has been shocking tonight!— allyyyy (@allyturnbull) January 8, 2018
Riedewald is so one footed it’s hard to watch lol— Rickie Reeves (@RickieReeves) January 8, 2018
For anyone asking why Riedewald doesn’t play regularly, there is your answer. The strength in depth would be poor in the championship #CPFC # embarrassing— James Macey (@JMac00027) January 8, 2018
Riedewald what was that brain fart mate— MICHÆL (@ffs_Palace) January 8, 2018
Riedewald runs like he is treading custard.— Tom Miles ™ (@TomMiles89) January 8, 2018
We’ve been 2nd to every 1st, 2nd and even 3rd ball tonight. Load of these players rather not been there tonight. Riedewald I’m not having him.— Paul Ashby (@paulashby3) January 8, 2018