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2015/16 In Review: February

13 June 2016


Transfer deadline day was one of the quietest in Palace's history with just Jerome Binnom-Williams departing on loan to Leyton Orient, but the Eagles' new man Emmanuel Adebayor would make his debut a few days after signing in a 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth - a game which proved to be Palace's 100th in the Premier League.

INTERVIEW: @E_Adebayor on #CPFC, his career, being happy and his time away - https://t.co/C5jbADgiiOpic.twitter.com/Yz9lKhakv8

— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) February 4, 2016

Having lost five league games in a row, a goal from Scott Dann helped stop the rot as the Eagles picked up a 1-1 draw against Swansea City but would then fall to a 2-1 home defeat to Watford with Adebayor scoring his only goal of the campaign for Palace. However fans voted Dwight Gayle's late strike in the 3-3 draw against Liverpool in 2013 as the greatest moment during Palace's century of Premier League encounters.

"Murray.. Chance here.. GAYLE 3-3!! @dwightgayle may just have blown @LFC right out of the title picture!" #STANDUPhttps://t.co/5nhIGIdsIo

— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) February 9, 2016

Despite the poor run in the league, things were going brilliantly in the FA Cup as Martin Kelly's strike beat Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup fifth round, with the right-back revealing: "In the past few weeks we've had a little bit of shooting practice after training. I've been right up there involved when I've finished practising my defensive work and it paid off today!"

.@MartinKelly1990 celebrates putting #CPFC 1-0 up at White Hart Lane. #TOTCRYpic.twitter.com/auF9K6ojVl

— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) February 21, 2016
Injured for the game, Jason Puncheon watched it from the stands inside White Hart Lane, and on his own comeback trail Yannick Bolasie posted the selfie of the season post-match as Palace were drawn against Reading in the quarter-finals.

Gr8 2b bk & b apart of this massive result! Thanks for the support today & whilst I was injured! 🔴🔵🔴 #Cpfc#B2Apic.twitter.com/gQmRHGfjeV

— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) February 21, 2016

Whilst the under-18s travelled to India to play in the prestigious IFA Shield, the first-team were travelling to West Bromwich Albion but a poor first half saw them fall 3-0 behind before Connor Wickham nearly got his side back in the game but couldn't prevent a 3-2 defeat, and Pardew was in bullish mood after waiting two months for a league win, stating: "It's easy to say 'we've missed players' and start leaning on [the fact] Yannick's back, thinking everything will be okay. It doesn't work like that, football, I've been in it long enough."

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