Date: 19th April 2015 at 11:32am
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Palace had the majority of the possession, much more of it, but we couldn’t make the breakthrough that our pressure warranted at times and the conceding of an early goal was a major setback as Tony Pulis, who rightly so was given a very warn reception ahead of the game, made a winning return to Selhurst Park with West Brom.

A fifth successive win wasn’t something we could achieve, as we looked to further push forward our bid to finish in the top 10 at the end of what’s been another awesome season for Palace, when we were beaten two-nil on Saturday.

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Not only did our winning run end with this defeat it also ended West Brom’s three-match losing run and, as good as, secured that Pulis has again made sure that he keeps a side in the Premier League to maintain that impressive record.

When Morrison (2) was given a free header, as Alan Pardew conceded after the game Pulis knew of our weakness and exploited it, he happily snapped up the chance to head West Brom into an early lead from a Brunt corner.

Unsurprisingly, fresh from his hat-trick against Sunderland a week earlier, Bolasie was our main threat and was also the one that had our best chances to get us back into the game but was denied twice by West Brom ‘keeper Myhill, once from a spectacular acrobatic effort that Myhill made a fine save from.

Both sides had penalty appeals turned away, we almost certainly should have had one with Zaha involved, but our chances of getting something from the game were damaged when we conceded again early in the second half.

In fairness Gardner’s (53) goal, with him firing home from 25-yards as he picked up a ball as we looked to clear the damage from a corner, was a fine strike.

Pardew had made a double change at half time, one that came on was Gayle and he would have had us back in the game before the hour, and given us hope of getting something, but he was denied by the bar.

Berahino would have had a third for West Brom but for a Speroni saved and when Sanogo finally did get the ball in the back of the net the Arsenal loanee was denied a goal when, as was the case, the goal was disallowed as he was offside.

 

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