Crystal Palace 1 – Boro 0
The last time out Palace played a beatable team at home they lost 4-0 to Sunderland.
But Boro were turned over thanks to Patrick van Aanholt’s first goal for his new employers, and that was enough for the south Londoners to jump out of the bottom three and drop Leicester in it.
The Foxes, the reigning champs, take on Liverpool on Monday night at the King Power Stadium.
Liverpool celebrate Palace beating the Teesiders
Liverpool fans took a keen interest in the Palace-Boro game.
Why? Because for the first time since his January loan move from Anfield, Mamadou Sakho started in the Palace backline.
Sakho started at the back in partnership with James Tomkins as both Scott Dann and Damian Delany were out of the staring XI.
Was the clean sheet a coincidence?
See how Liverpool fans reacted to the Palace win.
— Mamadou Sakho (@mamadousakho) February 25, 2017
Mama Sakho starts for Crystal Palace and they keep their first clean sheet in 15 games and get a win. All will be good for #cpfc with Mama.
— Nas (@NumberNineNas) February 25, 2017
Sounds like Sakho was boss today for Palace. Good to hear!
— LFC4LIFE (@LFC4LIFENET) February 25, 2017
Face it, if Rodgers kicked Sakho out and preferred Lovren over him he would get pelted by our fanbase.
Just cause its Klopp its ok? #LFC
— . (@StrictlyScouser) February 25, 2017
We need Sakho back ASAP @LFC
— Owen Murphy (LFC) (@OwenSeanMurphy) February 25, 2017
— Chris Waters (@Clapham_Grand) February 25, 2017
— Lindzell (@Lindzell_LFC) February 25, 2017
— Munther Buhindi (@MuntherBuhindi) February 25, 2017
We got Sakho & we send him on loan to put Lucas in the CB position #LFC
— Mohammed LFC (@Bo3lya) February 25, 2017