After seeing his side rally from two goals down but eventually succumb to a stoppage-time goal to lose 3-2 to Burnley, Eagles boss Alan Pardew was left lamenting errors that led to the three Claret strikes.
Having seen his side triumph by the same scoreline at Turf Moor in similar fashion on his last visit in January 2015, this time Ashley Barnes’ late winner saw Pardew’s men suffer a fourth straight loss, despite being moments away from claiming a morale-boosting point.
In his post-match press conference, he talked about a number of topics, including:
Mistakes leading to goals: “I would have been quite happy to take a point at the end, but unfortunately we made another error which we made for all of their goals. It was such a committed display from us and we were so in control at times, so it’s galling to come away with a defeat.”
Things to work on: “Even in the first 15 minutes we played OK but we made two errors and that allowed them to break on us twice – the home team. We’re going to have to look at that because as powerful as we are at set-plays, we can’t overcommit like we did on those occasions. The performance: Having said that, I think anyone who was here would have been surprised that that was the scoreline.”
Four defeats in a row: “The standard of the opposition has a little bit to do with the four defeats – Leicester away and Liverpool at home are tough old games. There wasn’t a lot wrong with our performance today apart from those big errors, and to be fair to Burnley they punished us on those and their confidence is high. Having said that we should have got something today.”