Following Crystal Palace’s 2-0 home defeat to West Brom on Saturday afternoon, manager Alan Pardew admitted his disappointment for their winning run to have come to a halt in the Premier League, reports BBC Sport.
Crystal Palace fell behind early into the game, and were met with a resilient West Brom side desperate to amend their own poor form ahead of the match. Despite their struggles playing away from home in recent weeks, Albion put in a performance good enough to finally end their wait for an away victory, which ended the Eagles impressive winning run in the process.
The Londoners had won four Premier League games on the bounce ahead of Saturday afternoon’s clash against West Brom, which made them favourites to come away with all three points at Selhurst Park. But Palace were second best on the day, and manager Alan Pardew was disappointed for their consecutive run of victories to have been ended.
Palace are in a safe place in the table, so they don’t have to worry about being dragged into a relegation battle at the tail-end of the campaign, but manager Alan Pardew was still unhappy to seem them lose to a struggling Albion outfit.
“We are disappointed because our winning run comes to an end. We couldn’t have done any more. Their first goal was a case of an old manager coming back and knowing the areas to exploit. We dominated the game, we had great moments without getting on the end of it, I can’t fault the team, we just came up against a team who do very well then when they get the lead,” he said.
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