This week, Crystal Palace shared highlights of their #YourCPFCMatchday selection. The highlights were from Palace’s 4-0 win against Hull City back in May 2017.
Wilfried Zaha capitalised on an early mistake from Hull to opening the scoring before Christian Benteke doubled the lead before half-time.
When the club posted footage of the highlights, fans reminisced about the match. Here is how some fans reacted to the post.
This game makes me so happy
— austin (@austinhar17) March 24, 2020
See how dangerous Benteke is when we put balls for him to attack too.
— Owain Walcroft (@owainwalcroft) March 24, 2020
We turned up massively on a day that could have been disastrous.
Zaha with the opener, the lad has scored so many important goals for us. https://t.co/UcewQ228c9
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) March 24, 2020
Would Palace still be in the Championship if they were relegated in 2017?
My wee boys 1st game at Selhurst!!!
— Brian MIllar (@bljhcr) March 24, 2020
I miss Luka banging in penalties with ease
— Crispin Heath (@crispinheath) March 24, 2020
I miss Selhurst limbs more than anything atm
— cpfchenry (@henryswainy) March 24, 2020
What do we think?
Since then, Hull haven’t made it out of the Championship, finishing 18th and 13th place in their last two seasons.
This season, Hull are on the brink of relegation, which could see them fall even deeper down the ranks of English football.
Hull’s fall from grace will provide added perspective to the Palace fans as they recall their 2017 survival. If they had faced relegation back in 2017, it could have been them fighting for their lives to stay in the Championship instead.