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Pardew: A Great Technical Goal

19 December 2015

Chung-yong Lee's sensational winner from 25 yards out sealed the points for Alan Pardew’s side at Stoke City and the winner was a major talking point at the post-match press conference. 
"Amazing, wasn't it? I was right behind it. Jordon (Mutch) has a shot that he completely miscues, Damo has a shot and it gets blocked and comes out and the best you can hope for really is Chungy to put it back into the mixer. He had other ideas.

 "It was a really great technical goal because his control to hit that side-footed, with that power, against the wind, was amazing. It obviously brought the house down on our bench."

The victory was the club’s fifth away of the season and maintained their sixth place going into Christmas.

Chances have been limited for the south-Korean to get a place in the Palace side but he took his chance after coming off the bench and the manager made the point that he has been unlucky not to have got more chances already in his Palace career.

"He's a great player, he's unfortunate in this team,  I brought him to this football club, he would have wanted more opportunities. But, with Bolasie and Zaha filling those wide areas, he doesn't get a lot of opportunities. He certainly woke us all up today.
"He can score goals, usually not from as far back as that, more of a taking people on and weaving his way through type of goals. I'm delighted for him. He's one of the most popular players in our dressing room. The lads are absolutely delighted for him and the goal will wake all of Asia up tonight.”

CLICK HERE for all the post match reaction videos following the win at Stoke City.

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