If the measure of a team that is going places is the ability to win ‘ugly’ when necessary, Tottenham passed their latest test with a functional win over lowly Crystal Palace that was in stark contrast to their thrilling victory over Real Madrid in midweek.
Mon, 06 Nov, 2017
Antonio Conte could never be accused of overhyping Chelsea’s chances of retaining their Premier League title, but the manager’s reaction to Saturday’s defeat at Crystal Palace only underlined the scale of the task confronting the defending champions.
Mon, 16 Oct, 2017
Watford 1, Crystal Palace 1: One could hardly tell from the thunderous expression on his face at the full-time whistle, as his new charges at Crystal Palace were held by Watford, but big Sam Allardyce said he was “excited” to be back in the big time.
Tue, 27 Dec, 2016
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
The manner in which Christian Benteke went to ground to win a decisive penalty — converted by the forward himself — in the final minute of added time, sparked furious debate, with Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew angrily accusing the Liverpool striker of diving.
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016
Crystal Palace 0 Manchester United 0<br>While Louis Van Gaal continues to wrestle with the problem of how to get his Manchester United side scoring again, Alan Pardew offered a revealing perspective on the options available to the Dutchman.
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015
Considering he was just about the only Arsenal player to come out of last Sunday’s lamentably anti-climactic curtain-raiser with any credit, the Ox must have been disappointed to have found himself benched for Sunday’s encounter at Crystal Palace.
Mon, 17 Aug, 2015
Alan Pardew has never been slow to offer reminders when he has done something well, and considering Crystal Palace’s transformation from relegation-threatened to top half of the table this year, backed up by the most impressive transfer dealings of any side outside of the top six excepting Stoke, that knowing grin has widened.
Sun, 16 Aug, 2015