Joel Ward

Born: October 29, 1989 (age 26)

Height: 5'10.5" (180cm)

Hometown: Emsworth, England
Nationality: England flag English

Position: Defender
Team: Crystal Palace (no. 2)
Joel Ward of Palce in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal on August 16, 2015
Career History
Youth2006-2008Portsmouth
Senior2008-2012Portsmouth
→ 2008-2009Bournemouth (loan)
2012-Crystal Palace
Sports Mole has 128 articles about Joel Ward. Articles 1 to 40:
Connor Wickham scores Palace's second goal with a header during the FA Cup semi-final between Watford and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on April 24, 2016
Result: Crystal Palace beat Watford to make FA Cup final
Crystal Palace overcome fellow Premier League side Watford to reach the final of the 2016 FA Cup, where they will meet Manchester United.
Apr 24, 17:55
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew on December 28, 2015
Preview: Crystal Palace vs. Watford
Sports Mole previews the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium between Crystal Palace and Watford.
Apr 22, 16:33
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United shoots at goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on October 31, 2015
Preview: Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Premier League clash between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
Apr 19, 17:30
Jason Puncheon celebrates scoring during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Norwich City on April 9, 2016
Result: Crystal Palace end winless run with victory over Norwich City
Jason Puncheon scores the only goal of the game as Crystal Palace edge out Norwich City for their first victory in 15 league games.
Apr 9, 16:59
Craig Gardner of West Bromwich Albion celebrates scoring against Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns on February 27, 2016
Result: West Bromwich Albion hold off Crystal Palace fightback
Three goals inside the opening 31 minutes are enough to hand West Brom a 3-2 victory over Crystal Palace despite a second-half fightback from the out-of-form Eagles.
Feb 27, 19:28
Tony Pulis manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on October 3, 2015
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns.
Feb 26, 14:16
Troy Deeney celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Watford on February 13, 2016
Result: No win in nine for Crystal Palace as Troy Deeney double earns Watford win
Crystal Palace's winless Premier League run is extended to nine games as Troy Deeney nets a match-winning brace for Watford at Selhurst Park.
Feb 13, 16:56
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew on December 28, 2015
Alan Pardew praises Crystal Palace's "resilience"
Crystal Palace displayed "great resilience" to beat Southampton 2-1 in the FA Cup, according to their manager Alan Pardew.
Jan 9, 17:46
Connor Wickham of Crystal Palace and Nemanja Matic of Chelsea compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on August 29, 2015
Preview: Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the first Premier League London derby of 2016 as high-flying Crystal Palace host Chelsea at Selhurst Park.
Jan 1, 19:46
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Leicester, England.
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out the best 11 players from the 14th round of 2015-16 Premier League matches.
Nov 30, 10:15
Crystal Palace's French-born Congolese midfielder Yannick Bolasie (L), celebrates with Crystal Palace's Senegalese defender Pape Souare (C) and Crystal Palace's French midfielder Yohan Cabaye after scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier
Result: Five-star Crystal Palace hammer Newcastle United
Yannick Bolasie and James McArthur score twice each as Crystal Palace thrash Newcastle United 5-1 at Selhurst Park.
Nov 28, 16:56
Philippe Coutinho (2nd R) of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on October 31, 2015
Team News: Four changes for Liverpool against Crystal Palace
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp makes four changes to his side ahead of their Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Anfield.
Nov 8, 15:25
Ashley Young of Manchester United and Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on October 31, 2015
Result: Manchester United hold off Crystal Palace for draw
Crystal Palace spurn several opportunities to score a winner as they are held 0-0 by a lacklustre Manchester United at Selhurst Park.
Oct 31, 16:52
Louis van Gaal Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on September 26, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Team News: Six changes for Man Utd at Palace
Louis van Gaal has made six changes to the Manchester United side which lost on penalties to Middlesbrough in midweek for this afternoon's trip to Crystal Palace.
Oct 31, 14:03
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Preview: Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United
Sports Mole checks on the preparations of both sides ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and West Ham United.
Oct 15, 17:02
Crystal Palaces French midfielder Yohan Cabaye (C) celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on
Preview: Crystal Palace vs. West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole previews all of the coming Premier League action as Crystal Palace welcome visiting West Bromwich Albion to Selhurst Park.
Oct 1, 18:58
Mauricio Pochettino manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on August 8, 2015
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane.
Sep 18, 20:46
Kevin de Bruyne arrives at Selhurst Park ahead of Man City's game with Crystal Palace on September 12, 2015
Team News: Kevin De Bruyne on bench for Manchester City
British record signing Kevin De Bruyne is on the bench for Manchester City for their Premier League match at Crystal Palace
Sep 12, 14:04
Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Watford at Etihad Stadium on August 29, 2015
Preview: Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews the top-of-the-table Premier League clash at Selhurst Park as in-form pair Crystal Palace and Manchester City battle for top spot.
Sep 10, 20:05
Joel Ward celebrates scoring Crystal Palace's goal against Arsenal on August 16, 2015
Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward out for up to four weeks
Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward suffers a knee injury in training and could be out for up to four weeks.
Sep 10, 15:11
Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates after scoring the second swansea goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United on August 30, 2015
Premier League 2015-16 in numbers: Week 4
Sports Mole looks back on the fourth round of Premier League fixtures by picking out some facts and figures from each of the 10 games.
Aug 31, 11:15
Scott Sinclair of Aston Villa celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on August 29, 2015
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out the 11 most impressive players from the fourth round of 2015-16 Premier League encounters.
Aug 31, 10:07
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in London on August 29, 2015
Jose Mourinho: 'I needed four substitutes'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits that he would have liked to have used a fourth substitute during his side's loss to Crystal Palace.
Aug 30, 10:22
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in London on August 29, 2015
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hits out at referee over "big mistake"
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace might have been different had referee Craig Pawson awarded his troops a "clear penalty".
Aug 29, 19:08
Connor Wickham of Crystal Palace and Nemanja Matic of Chelsea compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on August 29, 2015
Player Ratings: Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace
Sports Mole rates the best and worst players from the Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace.
Aug 29, 18:23
Crystal Palace's English manager Alan Pardew shakes hands with Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in London on August 29, 2015
Alan Pardew hails humble Jose Mourinho following Chelsea scalp
Alan Pardew hails Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho for being magnanimous in defeat following Crystal Palace's shock win at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 29, 18:13
Joel Ward of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on August 29, 2015
Damien Delaney hails daring Crystal Palace after Chelsea scalp
Damien Delaney says that Crystal Palace's 2-1 win at Chelsea is just reward for a brave attacking strategy at the home of the Premier League champions.
Aug 29, 17:53
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in London on August 29, 2015
Jose Mourinho: 'Chelsea did not deserve defeat'
Jose Mourinho says that his Chelsea troops did not deserve their 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 29, 17:42
Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea reacts after conceding Crystal Palace's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on August 29, 2015
Match Analysis: Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace
Sports Mole analyses the Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
Aug 29, 17:40
Joel Ward of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on August 29, 2015
Result: Bakary Sako, Joel Ward humble sorry Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea suffer their second Premier League defeat in four games by losing 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace.
Aug 29, 16:53
Bakary Sako of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Yannick Bolasie during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on August 29, 2015
Live Commentary: Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace - as it happened
Sports Mole brings you live text commentary of the Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace.
Aug 29, 14:00
Francis Coquelin of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on January 20, 2013
Thierry Henry: 'Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin was stupid'
Thierry Henry says that Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin was lucky not to be sent off in the Gunners' win at Crystal Palace.
Aug 17, 01:42
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (C) sits on the bench watching the action during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 9, 2015
Aaron Ramsey hails Arsenal spirit
Aaron Ramsey hails Arsenal's spirit to bounce back from their opening-day defeat to West Ham by beating Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Aug 17, 01:25
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at the Emirates Stadium on July 25, 2015
Player Ratings: Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal
Sports Mole rates the performances of the players involved in Arsenal's 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Aug 16, 17:26
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at the Emirates Stadium on July 25, 2015
Match Analysis: Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal
Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Arsenal's 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Aug 16, 16:18
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais at the Emirates Stadium on July 25, 2015
Olivier Giroud delighted to help Arsenal bounce back
Olivier Giroud admits that he is "really happy" to see Arsenal pick up their first victory of the Premier League season after seeing off Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Aug 16, 15:45
Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates with team mates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on April 4, 2015
Result: Damien Delaney own goal helps Arsenal edge past Crystal Palace
An Olivier Giroud volley and a Damien Delaney own goal help Arsenal secure a narrow 2-1 win away at Crystal Palace in their Premier League clash at Selhurst Park.
Aug 16, 15:21
Joel Ward in action for Crystal Palace on December 13, 2014
Half-Time Report: Joel Ward stunner pegs Crystal Palace back against Arsenal
Crystal Palace are holding Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park as Joel Ward's long-range strike cancels out Olivier Giroud's volley.
Aug 16, 14:17
Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on August 8, 2015
Live Commentary: Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal - as it happened
Relive Arsenal's 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park as the Gunners pick up their first victory of the new Premier League season.
Aug 16, 13:00
Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace and Robbie Brady of Norwich City compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on August 8, 2015
Match Analysis: Norwich City 1-3 Crystal Palace
Sports Mole analyses the Premier League match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road
Aug 8, 17:41
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLeicester CityLeicester362211364343077
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs361913467283970
3Arsenal361910759342567
4Manchester CityMan City361971068383064
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd35179943311260
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham351514660431759
7Southampton361691153391457
8Liverpool3515101059481155
9Chelsea351212115548748
10Stoke CityStoke36139143852-1448
11Everton351014115549644
12Watford35128153642-644
13Swansea CitySwansea361110153750-1343
14West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom361011153246-1441
15Bournemouth36118174363-2041
16Crystal Palace36109173646-1039
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3689193964-2533
18Sunderland35711174058-1832
19Norwich CityNorwich3587203561-2631
RAston Villa3637262772-4516