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Townsend On 'Strong Performance' Against Newcastle

22 September 2018

Andros Townsend was in no doubt that it should have been another three points for The Eagles on Saturday afternoon as he was left a frustrated figure following the match against his former club.

The winger was asked after that even though points were shared against Newcastle United, was he of the opinion that Roy Hodgson's side were the more dominant. 

“I think we were and we created loads of chances and probably should have and could have won the game but it’s one of those days again where nothing would go in for us so we have to take the point and move onto the next game.”

When the match is analysed there will be chances that the Palace camp will look back on that proved costly to the home side not getting the three points but the Eagles winger was adamant that it’s a collective responsibility to secure the win.

“A lot of the attacking players had chances to score today but I am not going to blame it on one or two players as everyone had chances and no one took them. At the end of the day we were not clinical so we didn’t get the three points which we did deserve.

“It was a strong performance in defence and going forward as well, the midfielders and wingers but we are in a results based business and we didn’t play well last Saturday but got the three points but played well this Saturday and didn’t get the three points. But that’s the way it goes unfortunately.”

After the midweek cup action attention will turn to the away game at Bournemouth on Monday week and Townsend is hoping that lessons can be learned and put right down on the south coast.  

“On the one hand we have to be positive and take that into the next game and remember how well we did play but on the other hand it’s a missed opportunity and in the Premier League you cannot be creating 7 or 8 chances and not scoring so we have to learn from that. We now need to work hard on the training pitch this week and next Monday create the same chances but put them away next time.” 

Watch the post-match interviews now or on the app go to Palace TV along the bottom menu. 

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