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Pardew: Great Win In A Tight Game

27 September 2015

Yohan Cabaye’s finish from the penalty spot sealed the victory for the club to move into sixth place and left Alan Pardew delighted with the afternoon’s work.

"Sometimes as a manager you want a performance that lifts you, the back four were terrific and we didn't give Watford too much daylight. Down the sides our wide players caused trouble and we got ourselves a great win in a tight game.”

Having lost their last two matches Alan was pleased with the response from his squad this week.

"We've lost two tight games, so a win makes up for the games where the margins cost us. I thought Wilfried Zaha did very well against Charlton in midweek, and then today fresh coming off the bench he caused a problem because he's got that determination to prove me wrong – and I like that.”

In a game that always looked likely to be decided by a narrow margin Alan was pleased to see a fine margin go his way on this occasion.

"I just think we carried a little more threat, we had a key moment and I'm not sure they did today. In the second half Dwight Gayle should have scored. It wasn't a classic but it was a good game for me and my staff."

to watch the post-match press conference and all the reaction from our interviews at Vicarage Road.CLICK HERE

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