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Holloway: Third Goal Was Clinical

17 March 2013

Ian Holloway was disappointed with the performance of his players as they went down 3-0 to Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium this afternoon.

Three goals in the space of seven minutes either side of the break proved to be Palace's downfall in the derby and in his post-match press conference he admitted that his players' performances were below par.

He said: “I don't think we took enough of our opportunities in the first half and all of a sudden we were going into half-time two goals down. We had a bit of a rally at the break and they go and get one of the worst goals I've seen my side let in. After that that was it, we changed it and it didn't seem to work and we've got to look at that because we could have gone second today.

“You've got to take your chances. It was a fantastic pass from Wilf and Jonny Parr just played it into the goalkeeper's hands. It's disappointing in the way that we conceded the goals but if you looked at the way the game panned out I don't think I'd like the stats that much but Gus Poyet would. I can't remember too many of my lads having a good game.

“The third goal was clinical, we said at half-time that we needed to get the next goal in this game but there's eight games left and we have to dust ourselves down and we've got to look optimistically at the next game.” 

See the whole of the press conference on Palace Player tomorrow.

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