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Crystal Palace haven't lost at home on a Tuesday for almost three years

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TUESDAY night at Selhurst Park – a frightening fixture for opposing teams and a phrase that inspires confidence in all those who don the red and blue stripes of Crystal Palace.

March 16 will mark an incredible three years since we've lost at home on the traditional night for Championship midweek games, though that impressive run may have come to an end against Hull but for 39-year-old Kevin Phillips. Tigers manager Steve Bruce had certainly done his homework and the visiting side did well in the first half, invariably playing long balls in behind our high line for their nippy forwards to chase.

Delaney and Ramage dealt with most that came their way but in those one-on-one situations the slightest mistake could have meant Hull were through on goal.

Phillips stepped up to slot home Palace's opener from the spot – our second penalty of the night after Murray missed our first. We went down the tunnel at half-time lucky to be in the lead and as predicted Hull came out all guns blazing at the start of the second half.

Then the hero of the night, Super Kev, banged in two goals in a matter of minutes to secure his first Palace hat-trick and turned the game completely on its head.

When the veteran striker first joined the Eagles, along with many fans I was wary of the impact he'd have – we didn't need a bit-part player.

The stats speak for themselves here though.

Five goals in eight appearances (including only one start) is an excellent return from a player only recently added to the squad.

His wisdom and relationship with the gaffer are key. He's played a lot of football for Holloway and he knows how our system works.

The saying goes an "oldie but a goodie" – well, this oldie has just proved himself a vital part of our promotion push.

Crystal Palace haven't lost at home on a Tuesday for almost three years


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