Crystal Palace manager, Alan Pardew admitted after Saturday’s win at Norwich that his players had ‘got him out of jail’ as he’d picked the wrong team.
Palace won the game 1-3 in a match littered with refereeing controversy as Cameron Jerome saw a 75th minute ‘equaliser’ ruled out for a high foot.
The referee Mr Hooper must be hanging his head low this morning, after watching Match of the day in which the pundits agreed that City had been very hard done by.
‘After about five minutes I realised I’d picked the wrong team,’ Pardew told The Croydon Advertiser after the game. ‘I didn’t think the balance of the team was very good.’
‘Norwich were brilliant in the first 20 minutes, should’ve gone ahead, we were lucky to stay in the game at that point.’
He added: ‘We scored with the last kick of the game, there’s no doubt that flattered us.’
Pardew has now won 11 of his 19 games in charge at Palace and thanked his players for this performance that definitely helped him out of a deep hole.
‘Sometimes, as a manager, your players have to get you out of jail as well. I thanked them at the end for that,’ he said.