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Pardew: Every Point Is Gold Dust

2 April 2016

Alan Pardew was delighted with the way his team showed their heart to come back and take a point from West Ham after having gone behind just before the break. 

“When you are 2-1 down at West Ham, in the form they are in, you take a 2-2.

“I’m delighted for the team and they showed their heart is still very much in it. We’ve got ourselves into a bit of trouble but this is a great result.

"There were a lot of talking points. It was a terrific game. The sending off was a key moment and was a bit harsh and I would’ve been disappointed to have that happen to one of my players.

“Every point in the Premier League is gold-dust, especially to get something at West Ham. It was a great performance and a great result. West Ham had to defend for their lives at the end.”

A half time change saw Dwight Gayle coming on for Wilfried Zaha and it was the 25 year old whose goal gave Palace a share of the points.

"Gayle's probably our most natural finisher and we're going to need him. He looks bigger, stronger, more muscular.

"That period he spent out injured working in the gym may have actually helped him.

 "We had Gayle sent off in this fixture at home and that was harsh, so it's evened itself up."

Alan wanted to give a special mention to the fans who have stayed with the side during the recent run of results 

"They have been incredible and we're going to need them again next week against Norwich, we have to put away all the noise going on around us and deliver on the day. We did that here."

CLICK HERE to watch a post-match interview with Alan Pardew and his press conference.

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