Crystal Palace fans should love what Michael Olise did after scoring in 2-2 draw


Crystal Palace fans should love what Michael Olise did after scoring in 2-2 draw


It took Michael Olise just eight minutes to show Patrick Vieira why he deserves to be starting ahead of Jordan Ayew for Crystal Palace.

A delightful pass from Joachim Anderson allowed Tyrick Mitchell to swing in a low cross, which arrived perfectly at Olise’s feet.

Having seen his initial effort blocked, the 19-year-old reacted superbly to smash home the rebound with a volley beyond Kasper Schmeichel.

However, what Olise did after scoring should please Crystal Palace fans.

What did Michael Olise do?

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Scoring your first Premier League goal is a special moment, and nobody would’ve blamed Olise for celebrating it even while losing 2-1.

Therefore, the fact he simply ran back to the halfway line, desperate to find an equaliser, should speak volumes.

The £8m wonderkid clearly has a winning mentality, and was in no mood to soak up the applause while he and his teammates were losing.

Patrick Vieira must reward Michael Olise

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In our view, it would be criminal for Vieira to drop Olise now.

Aside from his goal, the Frenchman caused Leicester plenty of problems.

In just 38 minutes, Olise had three shots, recorded two key passes, attempted four cross and won a freekick (WhoScored.

He also could’ve had an assist after swinging in a fantastic corner late on, which Jeffrey Schlupp headed just wide.

If it isn’t curtains for Ayew in the starting XI now, we’ll be very surprised.

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