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Palace defender: Williams one of the best I've come across

CRYSTAL Palace defender Peter Ramage believes the noise from the club's supporters fans at Watford on Friday night spurred the side on to get something out of the game.
Having fought back from two goals down at half-time, Palace went looking for a third after Ramage and Kevin Phillips got them back into the game on a beautiful playing surface at Vicarage Road.
"The fans were brilliant and they gave us the impetus to go and get the second and a third," he said.
"I kept getting the jumps when all the bangers were going off but it made it a good atmosphere and it added to the game.
"It gave us a lift, even though we weren't giving them much to sing about in the first-half but they were still with us and they drove us on to get a third goal.
"It was probably the best pitch condition I've ever seen at Watford.
"I think it suited us in the second half as we managed to get it down and pass, and we imposed our gameplan, it was just unfortunate we didn't get a third.
"I thought we deserved to win it in the end. We weren't at the races in the first half but I think we probably created more chances than them.
"Two sloppy goals on our part was disappointing defensively but even though we probably shaded the possession in the first half, I still think we were more of a threat going forward.
"Second-half I thought it was total domination from us and we imposed our game instead of worrying about their game, and they are one of the best passing teams in the league."
And he says his goal was the most important of the match if Palace were to get anything from it.
"That's three goals for me now this season," he said.
"It was a great ball in, a great header by Damien Delaney, a bit of a scramble, and it's managed to go in.
"It didn't matter who scored that first goal (in the second-half), it was just important to get it."
Jonathan Williams came on in the second-half and picked up the man of the match award for a fantastic performanceI and difference to Palace's play.
And Ramage believes the Eagles would be higher up the league if the youngster had been fit earlier in the season.
"He's one of the best I've ever come across - he's absolutely different class," said the stopper.
"He just wants to play football and he just wants the ball at his feet.
"If we'd had him fit for the whole season then maybe we'd been a little bit higher, but now he is fit hopefully we can add a little bit more to what we've got.
"The thing is, the players who aren't playing, are driving the ones who are on to play well, because if we drop our levels, they'll be ready and waiting.
"It's not about the eleven on the pitch, it's about the 18 that are involved."

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