Holloway: Walters 'brilliant'

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway praised Jon Walters after his fine performance in Stoke's 4-1 FA Cup third round replay victory.

Last Updated: 16/01/13 at 08:42 Post Comment

Ian Holloway: Impressed by Walters' display

Ian Holloway: Impressed by Walters' display

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Walters had a nightmare at the weekend, scoring two own goals and missing a penalty in Stoke's 4-0 Premier League defeat to Chelsea.

But this time Walters bagged two goals in the right end in extra-time to help book the Potters a fourth-round tie with Manchester United.

"I think (Stoke boss) Tony Pulis has done a fantastic job," Holloway said. "I think his team are honest, hard-working and never stop, and Jon Walters just sums all that up for me.

"You see what he did on Saturday, but today you wouldn't have known he ever dreamed of making a mistake.

"He is a wonderful fella, a brilliant player and a credit to Stoke.

"I feel a little bit aggrieved, because did my lads deserve that overall (to lose 4-1)?

"But that is where they (Stoke) are and where we are trying to get to, and for now I'd rather take all the positives out of it.

Holloway was however unhappy that his star winger Wilfried Zaha was booked for diving.

"There is only one thing that saddens me - that the referee dishes out a yellow card to my player who actually beats someone and got caught," he said.

"We had to bring him off (at half-time) because his ankle was hurt - did he make that up as well?

"I don't think so, but Wilfried Zaha has been labelled a cheat."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

Footer 365

Everton 1-0 Swansea: Roberto Martinez insists Romelu Lukaku is the club's designated penalty taker

Everton boss Roberto Martinez insisted Romelu Lukaku is the only penalty taker after his side's 1-0 win over Burnley.

Reading 1-2 Arsenal: Adam Federici's extra-time gaffe sends Arsenal to FA Cup final

Adam Federici's extra-time error gifted Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Reading and a place in the FA Cup final.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Eden Hazard winner sends Blues 10 points clear

Eden Hazard scored the only goal as Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to move 10 points clear at the top of the table.

Mail Box

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

Mailbox: The Pros And Cons Of FFP

The mailbox has gone a little bit serious as they debate the pros and cons of FFP. Does it create a closed shop or opportunity? Plus, POTY nominations and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company