Pardew delight at Crystal Palace comeback

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew was left delighted with his side after they came from two goals down to win at Burnley and move up to 12th in the Premier League, writes the club’s official website.

The South Londoners looked to be staring at defeat after conceding twice in the first 16 minutes, as Ben Mee headed in a corner at the far post before Danny Ings slid the ball past Julian Speroni despite claims of a foul by Scott Arfield in the build-up.

But Palace grew into the game and got a goal back when Dwight Gayle smashed home, and early in the second half they drew level thanks to a low shot from Jason Puncheon which found the bottom corner. Burnley briefly responded, but it was the visitors who completed an amazing comeback win as Gayle shot low into the far corner of Tom Heaton’s net.

That ensured Pardew maintained his 100% record since becoming manager just after the turn of the year, and after the game he said: “What a performance from us, it is unbelievable to come back like that in any Premier League match, particularly away from home. An amazing game, we showed our quality with our offensive players who helped to change the match and we were worth the victory.

‘We had to show tremendous qualities, not just fighting spirit and resilience – which I know is in the group, but flair and bravery to pass the ball which we did against a Burnley team who I thought were on their mettle.”

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