Redknapp jokes Michy Batshuayi was so poor Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson ‘shouted get warmed up you're coming off’

HARRY REDKNAPP was not impressed with Michy Batshuayi during Crystal Palace's 3-0 home defeat to Burnley.

And the former West Ham and Tottenham boss joked that Roy Hodgson told the striker: "Get warmed up, you're coming off."

Redknapp was a guest in the Sky Sports News studio and was covering the game at Selhurst Park.

Hodgson's men were 3-0 down just two minutes into the second-half after goals from Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Jay Rodriguez and Matthew Lowton.

Batshuayi was hauled off on the hour mark and replaced by Andros Townsend but it was too little too late as Sean Dyche's men held on for a valuable away win.

And Redknapp pulled no punches in his assessment of the former Chelsea striker's performance.

Jeff Stelling asked Redknapp for an update on Palace and he said: "They've been poor. Both teams have made substitutions.

"Andros Townsend has come on for Batshuayi who I didn't even know was on.

"I think Roy Hodgson shouted out to him 'get warmed off you're coming off'.

"It was one of them."


Dyche will be delighted with the win but the Clarets boss will concerned about his centre-back Ben Mee who was knocked out cold.

The Burnley captain collided innocuously with Jordan Ayew with 12 minutes to go.

As he tried to block off the Eagles striker, Mee collapsed to the floor unmoved.

He received medical treatment on the pitch for five minutes and was stretchered off.

Sky Sports stated on commentary he had regained consciousness after being wheeled away from the playing field.

And after an assessment in an ambulance, he was able to walk back to join his team-mates in the dressing room.

During injury time, the Burnley Twitter account said: "Great to see the skipper now walking and heading to the dressing room, with all medical equipment detached."

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