Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to react in horror after James McArthur submitted a contender for ‘miss of the season’ in the 1-1 draw against West Ham at Selhurst Park.
The Scotsman found himself one-on-one with Lukasz Fabianski, who was on his knees leaving most of the goal gaping, and both Christian Benteke and Patrick van Aanholt to his right if he opted to square it.
However, the 31-year-old lifted his effort onto the left-hand post to send gasps reverberating around south London, and sighs of relief from the away end inside the stadium.
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The moment is definitely up there as a potential ‘miss of the season’ winner, and could have cost the Eagles the game but for Wilfried Zaha’s late equaliser.
However, if McArthur had found the net, all three points could have been Palace’s, and fans of the club on Twitter were shocked with the former Wigan man’s mistake…
McArthur’s miss is the worst miss I have seen in my life. No joke.
— Five Year Platshuayi 🦇 (@FYPFanzine) February 9, 2019
The collateral of McArthur’s miss is the fact Benteke was denied a certain goal, which could have rebuilt his confidence and saved his form.#CPFC
— CPFC HQ (@CPFCHQ) February 9, 2019
James McArthur. Just how?! #MOTD #cpfc
— Benjamin Watts (@BenWattsSport) February 9, 2019
Why didn’t he just square it ??
— Crystal Malice (@CrystalMalice05) February 9, 2019
I think that miss sums his season up, been poor in my opinion.
— Danny Rhodes (@rhodesie74) February 10, 2019
Worst miss of the season
— MJH (@jimmyjoojoo22) February 9, 2019
inexcusable. especially with PAA and benteke standing wide open
— Matthew Burns (@mattbumss) February 9, 2019
Shocking miss how he is even on the pitch ill never know. …….. look up and pass it, because clearly you can’t score from 5yards out.
— squid (@lambscarpandga1) February 9, 2019
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