Roy Hodgson tried to control a clearance from Lukasz Fabianski

Fans joke Hodgson ‘will be playing for Chelsea’ after wayward touch vs West Ham

FANS have been joking that Roy Hodgson could play for Chelsea after some poor ball control during Crystal Palace’s win over West Ham.

The Eagles boss tried to control a wayward clearance from Lukasz Fabianski but got his touch all wrong.


Roy Hodgson tried to control a clearance from Lukasz FabianskiCredit:
But he got the touch all wrong


But he got the touch all wrongCredit:

Hodgson, 75, tried to cushion the ball down, but instead, it bounced off his foot and back onto the pitch.

But the veteran manager saw the funny side as he had a little chuckle at his own expense.

And Palace fans that spotted the moment were all left joking about the manager’s ability on the ball.

One fan quipped: “He’s playing centre-forward for Chelsea next week!”

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A second wrote: “So David De Gea has the same technical ability as Woy Hodgson?”

A third commented: “Pretty awesome for someone that’s almost 80 tbh.”

A fourth said: “Golden Touch.”

While a fifth added: “Well done, he’s 94.”


And another tweeted: “Can’t stop watching this. Love Roy so much.”

Luckily for Palace, the players were much better than their manager on the pitch as they won the thrilling game at Selhurst Park after a delayed start.

Despite going behind to an early goal from Tomas Soucek, the hosts flew into the lead after netting three goals in 15 minutes.

Michail Antonio did grab another for the Hammers before half time.

But Eberechi Eze converted from a controversial penalty to restore Palace’s two-goal advantage.

Nayef Aguerd got the visitors back in the game, but they could not find an equaliser before full time.

The win has pretty much secured Palace’s spot in the Premier League for next season, while West Ham will still be looking over their shoulders having lost their last two games.