The pressure was certainly on our first team players as we headed to Crystal Palace this past Sunday afternoon, with our shock opening day defeat to West Ham United fresh in everyone’s minds.
Going into the campaign with the most optimism surrounding us in years, the defeat certainly raised questions as to our mental strength and whether we were able to handle being labelled as genuine title winners.
Given that the hosts equalised shortly after our opening goal, we showed great character to return after half-time with a different performance and hem Crystal Palace in their own half.
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After the game, a number of our players logged onto their social media accounts to post messages regarding our first win of the season.
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The relief was palpable in each individual message. Meanwhile, Roy Keane is still in utter disbelief.
Check out the messages from the players below.
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Great win and team performance https://t.co/WBWbwqr7Zn
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) August 16, 2015