CRYSTAL PALACE ace Patrick van Aanholt’s goals have relegated THREE teams in the last three Premier League seasons.
Huddersfield, Stoke City and Hull have all received the kiss of death from the Dutch defender.
Aaron Ramsey used to be known for his mysterious curse, “causing” deaths of a number of celebrities shortly after scoring a goal for Arsenal.
Osama Bin Laden, Bruce Forsyth and Stephen Hawking were among the “victims” of the Welshman’s strikes.
But yet another unnerving theory has emerged claiming that Van Aanholt’s goals are just as ominous as Ramsey’s.
The Palace defender, 28, deserves the title of the Prem’s Grim Reaper as he has sealed the drop of THREE Premier League teams with late strikes in the last three seasons.
Huddersfield is the latest side to fall under his scythe after the Dutchman scored against the Terriers in the last minutes of their meeting on Saturday.
The case of Jan Siewert’s men is even more cruel, considering that Huddersfield joined Derby County as the worst team to ever play Premier League football.
The Terriers crashed down to the Championship with eight games left to be played – similarly to the Rams in 2008.
Stoke City had their survival hopes crushed by Van Aanholt last season after he completed the Eagles’ comeback at the bet365 Stadium.
Xherdan Shaquiri’s free-kick in the first half gave the Potters hope they could pull off a miraculous escape, but the Palace winger had none of it and doomed Paul Lambert’s men with a late goal.
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And Hull suffered the same fate in the 2016/17 season, when Van Aanholt – in injury time – put Palace 4-0 up to send the Tigers back to the Championship just a year after they won their Prem promotion.
Relegation-threatened Newcastle and Cardiff should brace themselves for their upcoming clashes against Palace in the final weeks of this season.
Van Aanholt has shown that, when the time comes, he will surely have no mercy.