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10th Apr 2017

An incredible parallel drawn as Big Sam masterminds 3-0 victory over Arsenal


Darragh Murphy

There can be only one deadliest front three in world football.

The universal pick for the most talented forward line on planet earth is Barcelona’s MSN trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.

But we’ll tell you one thing… Sam Allardyce is doing his damn best to recreate something similar in south-east London.

Monday night saw Crystal Palace completely outclass an unprepared Arsenal side by a surprising scoreline of 3-0.

But it wasn’t the expected Allardyce strategy of lumping long balls up to a target man or using overly aggressive defensive tactics.

Arsenal were simply outplayed at Selhurst Park and supporters felt they were witnessing a front line to rival that of the famous MSN.

We saw Wilfried Zaha play the role of the greatest footballer walking the planet. 

And with Andros Townsend performing similar magic on the opposite flank and Christian Benteke holding up play with aplomb, there was only one parallel being drawn on social media.