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Crystal Palace defender Patrick Van Aanholt tweets about Sheffield United loss

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Crystal Palace defender Patrick Van Aanholt tweets about Sheffield United loss

Crystal Palace defender Patrick Van Aanholt insisted on Twitter his team are back to work after a defeat to newly-promoted Sheffield United on Sunday.

The Eagles suffered a 1-0 away loss against Sheffield United, who looked the more threatening team and desired three points.

Roy Hodgson saw his Palace team draw 0-0 on the opening day at home to Everton and his side once again fired a blank in front of goal at the weekend.

They have had a frustrating beginning to the campaign and now have to travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, where they will also face ex-defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Van Aanholt, 28, admitted on social media his team were left frustrated by their recent result, but that it’s too early to panic.

 

“Sheffield Utd just wanted it more than us, boys are p*****, we just couldn’t get going, but it’s a long season ahead, back to work,” Van Aanholt wrote on his personal Twitter account.

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Van Aanholt is right that it’s too early for Palace to start panicking two games in, but the signs are ominous and there needs to be drastic improvement going forward.

They have managed to vitally keep Wilfried Zaha, but there is still a real lack of creativity in attack and that has been highlighted in the opening two matches.

Hodgson could be under some pressure in the coming weeks, unless his team start to pick up points in games against Manchester United, Aston Villa and Tottenham.

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