Alan Pardew was left frustrated by Palace's draw away to Sunderland, saying his side were "desperately unlucky not to win" the tie at the Stadium of Light.
"We all know that we couldn't get beaten tonight," he said of the crunch fixture. "And this was a game that we were desperately unlucky not to win.
"The boys have given everything, and to have that blow from a substitute, who was fresh and smashed it in the corner like he did, which was probably the only place it could've gone in, is very unfortunate for us," he added.
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