Crystal Palace 1 Fulham 4: Kasami’s goal better than Van Basten, says Jol
Crystal Palace 1 Fulham 4: Martin Jol says Pajtim Kasami's wonder goal is better than Marco van Basten iconic Euro final strike
Martin Jol claimed Pajtim Kasami’s wonder goal was better than Marco van Basten’s famous strike after the Fulham striker prompted a Cottagers comeback at Crystal Palace.
Kasami controlled a lofted pass with his chest before firing a sensational volley past Eagles goalkeeper Julian Speroni after Adrian Mariappa had handed the home side a 19th-minute lead at Selhurst Park.
Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell scored a goal-of-the-season contender of his own before Dimitar Berbatov and Philippe Senderos sealed the win in the second half as Palace succumbed to a seventh defeat.
Jol hailed the importance of sealing back-to-back Premier League wins, adding that Kasami’s effort was better than Van Basten’s famous volley in the 1988 European Cup final.
“It was unbelievably important to get a result. It was a game of importance for Palace too but we needed the three points,” said Jol.
“The goal we conceded was sickening but we showed some response and a fantastic Pajtim Kasami goal with his wrong foot. I haven’t seen him do that
“It was better than people think because he had to control the ball on his chest and then put it in the other corner, it was a really good goal from a talented boy.
“Marco van Basten’s goal was totally different and you can’t compare the two but this one was better! He had to sprint 30 yards, take a
touch and then score, it is one of the goals of the season.”