Crystal Palace fans mock West Ham for selling James Tomkins

Crystal Palace fans with banners and flags during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park on December 28, 2017 in London, England.

Crystal Palace saw James Tomkins score against Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon.

James Tomkins of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring their first goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Crystal Palace at John Smith's Stadium on March 17, 2018...

Crystal Palace boosted their Premier League survival hopes on Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 away win at relegation rivals Huddersfield Town.

The Eagles went into the game having failed to win any of their previous seven matches, and knew they needed a positive result as they made the trip to West Yorkshire.

Roy Hodgson's men got exactly what they wanted, as James Tomkins opened the scoring before Luka Milivojevic converted a penalty, after Andros Townsend had been fouled in the box.

James Tomkins of Crystal Palace celebrates his side's win following the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Crystal Palace at John Smith's Stadium on March 17, 2018 in...

That handed Palace a 2-0 win over the Terriers, and have now moved up into 16th place in the Premier League table, leapfrogging London rivals West Ham United in the process.

Palace are only two points clear of the relegation zone, but Saturday was a huge win for the Eagles, and their fans took to Twitter over the weekend to celebrate, praising one player in particular.

Defender Tomkins has impressed this season, and not only did he catch the eye with his goal, but also another fine defensive display as he helped Palace keep a clean sheet at John Smith's Stadium.

James Tomkins of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his side's first goal with Wilfried Zaha during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Crystal Palace at John Smith's...

Tomkins, 28, has been a consistent performer for Palace since his £10million move from West Ham in 2016 (Sky Sports), and fans took to Twitter to mock the Hammers for agreeing such a deal.

Supporters suggested that West Ham have made a big mistake, and seeing him celebrate with Palace must be hard for them to take given that he came up through the Hammers ranks, with many thanking West Ham for allowing Tomkins to make the move to Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace fans with banners and flags during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park on December 28, 2017 in London, England.

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