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broke my foot, and I played with it,

in Sport 13.06.2019 08:35
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If every match were for a cup trophy, Alan Pardews Crystal Palace side would be in far better shape than they are entering Saturdays contest against Bournemouth in a matchup of the current bottom two teams in the Premier League at Selhurst Park.Pardews Eagles (0-0-2) -- 2016 FA Cup runners-up -- are the only team to have failed to score in their opening two matches and are out of the cellar only due to a slightly better goal difference than the Cherries (0-0-2). The selling of Yannick Bolasie to Everton has contributed to a slow start in league play that Pardew is hoping isnt a hangover of last seasons form from Boxing Day to now.But there is help on the way.Record signing Christian Benteke made his debut in Tuesdays 2-0 League Cup victory over Blackpool as Palace advanced to play at Southampton in the third round next month. After a 45-minute stint, Pardew may hand the £32 million man his first Premier League action.Christian Benteke had 45 minutes, I thought he showed flashes of why we spent a club record fee on him, Pardew told the teams official website. He hasnt had a lot of match action and even though we were on the side of a caution with him tonight, he looks really good.I will have a think about tonight; look at whats available before I decide whether he will be in my starting lineup on Saturday.Benteke was out of place in Jurgen Klopps high-pressing Liverpool offence, but Pardew is hedging the Belgium international will find the form that helped him score 42 goals over three seasons at Aston Villa. He also thinks Benteke can form a potent combination with Connor Wickham, who sealed Tuesdays win with a goal early in the second half.He has had a great responsibility being the only striker that we have had available due to injuries and there has been a lot of pressure on him, Pardew said of the 23-year-old Wickham. With Christians arrival he has had a bit of a weight lifted from him, he was fresher, sharper and looked better for it.If this is Pardews first-choice pairing, it makes sense disgruntled winger Wilfried Zaha is looking for an exit plan. Palace reportedly rejected a £15 million bid for Zaha by Tottenham Hotspur, who are in need of building depth for Champions League play, on Thursday.The 23-year-old Zaha, who came up through Palaces academy, had five goals in 43 matches last season.After scoring 23 goals in the first 17 matches last season during which Palace accumulated 29 points, they have netted just 16 while going 2-7-14 in their previous 23 starting with a scoreless draw at Bournemouth on Boxing Day. Around those 23 league matches, the Eagles have recorded six cup victories.Like Crystal Palace, Bournemouth are trying to find their way and hoping a League Cup victory serves as an elixir for their struggles. The Cherries advanced to the third round by grinding out a 2-1 win at League Two leaders Morecambe on Wednesday, with Marc Wilson scoring the winner early in the second half.Bournemouth had only one goal in losses to Manchester United and West Ham United, and manager Eddie Howe is eager to use this performance as a springboard to break into the win column.You need to win to get that winning feeling, Howe explained to the teams official website. Moments like this can be the starting point for a season, it has given us a good platform.Fair play to the players for their reaction to the equalizer. They showed great character to get a grip on the game again, we had a few chances (that) werent clinical the way the came.Dating back to last season, the Cherries have just one win in their last 10 league matches (1-1-8), scoring more than one goal just once in that span.Wilson, who was injury-plagued for much of last season with Stoke City before signing on with Bournemouth this summer, is eager to build on his first match after missing seven months with a knee injury that caused him to miss the European Championship for Ireland.When I recovered with my knee I knew it was strong this time, I knew it was right, Wilson said. I was working hard on it and I was gutted I missed the Euros, so I wanted to get it right this time.This is where Im at and Im concentrating on doing well at Bournemouth now.The Cherries took four points from last seasons two matches, including a 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park. 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Custom Greg Maddux Jersey . Marincin has played in two NHL games so far this season with two penalty minutes. The 21-year-old has three goals, four assists and a plus-5 rating in 24 games with the American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons this season.WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin said his broken left foot is healing well after playing almost three full games on it last month. The Washington Capitals captain, who won his third Hart Trophy as the NHLs MVP, suffered a hairline fracture in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarter-finals against the New York Rangers. He did not miss any time, playing in Game 7 the next night and then at the IIHF world championship days later. "Foot is OK," Ovechkin said on a conference call Sunday morning. "Right now Im walking fine. Im gonna start playing tennis soon so Im gonna be in good shape. ... Its kind of getting better. I feel pretty good about my foot." Ovechkin kept playing because he could not make the injury worse. He knew something was wrong but said Sunday morning on a conference call that he did not have an MRI until after playing for Russia in Stockholm. "I make a blocked shot. The puck broke my foot, and I played with it," Ovechkin said. "I neverr asked (Capitals trainer Greg Smith) or (Dr.dddddddddddd Benjamin Shaffer) about lets make an MRI or something. I just played the game because its the playoffs. It doesnt matter what happen. You have to be there and you have to play the best that you can." Ovechkin played all 48 regular-season and seven playoff games for the Capitals, even though general manager George McPhee said he was playing through some other injuries. "I dont know how many games I miss for all my NHL career with injury, probably like maybe 10, maybe 12," Ovechkin said. "I dont know. But I know if I can feel it and maybe get some injection and I know I can play, Im never gonna say Im not gonna play. Its not my style." The broken foot was never considered something that would keep him off the ice for training camp. Thats even less of a concern a month after the injury. Neither Ovechkin nor McPhee revealed what injuries the 27-year-old right wing was playing through. ' ' '

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