So, we've not scored in open play since Danny Welbeck chipped Vorm for our fourth goal at Swansea at the start of the season. It appears that the media will stop at nothing to get at David Moyes in his debut season. Expect them to ask him why we have not scored from set peices often if Rooney's free-kick on Saturday is the last we'll score from for the rest of the season.

Anyhow, Palace have proved that they can be a tough nut to crack if the evidence of their two games against Spurs and United is anything to go by. That both teams needed set pieces to score against them tells a story of its own. The most impotrant thing on Saturday though was the three point as we were smarting from a defeat. That we are now level on points with our title rivals Chelsea and City doesn't tell of a bad start given the circumstances the fixture list imposed on us. The trouble though is that next up is a trip to the Bitters. It's odd that we have a good record there recently but we need a result from there, just to give ourselves that extra confidence.

Before that though is the small matter of the return of the Champions League. Bayer Leverkusen are the visitors to Old Trafford tonight. The last time we faced off with them was rather a heartache for you feel we would have given Real Madrid tougher opposition in that Champions League final.
Sami Hypia (remember him?) manages them but being a Bundesliga side and given that now the Champions League is now dominated by that league, then we do have a game on our hands tonight. The groups is a giant banana skin for us so you really hope that we can win our home games, starting tonight.


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