Crystal Palace fans are furious about Stephen Ireland’s appalling foul on Yohan Cabaye [Tweets]

Just as Alan Pardew may have hoped his luck had changed at Crystal Palace, the club have suffered another setback.

The Eagles beat Stoke 1-0 in the FA Cup 4th round thanks to a first half winner from Wilfried Zaha.

With an early goal under their belts, and having signed Emmanuel Adebayor last week, it was easy for Palace fans to start thinking an upturn in fortunes could be just around the corner,

But then Yohan Cabaye was taken out by a brutal foul from Stoke’s Stephen Ireland.

The foul forced the French international off at the break, and the club’s record signing is now a hugely unlikely to be involved in this week’s midweek Premier League clash with Bournemouth.

Cabaye left Selhurst Park on crutches.

As for the Eagles supporters, they’ve turned to social media to blast Ireland and ref Mark Clattenburg, who failed to produce a red card for the awful tackle. Instead the official just waved ‘play on’.

Watch Jason Puncheon talk about the tackle, together with tweets, below.

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