New Delhi: Crystal Palace got off to a good start under newly appointed manager Alan Pardew, who saw his side come from behind and beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1. The former Newcastle United manager who left the North East London club after receiving flak from fans despite a decent spell, currently feels he is at home at Palace and that showed in his first Premier League victory with 'The Eagles'.
Pardew expressed his delight after the victory and credited the players for an important victory. He also reflected on an afternoon that will stay with him forever.
Palace posted a post-match interview video through social micro-blogging site, Twitter.
VIDEO: Watch Alan Pardew's post-match interview as he reflects on an afternoon that will stay with him forever. http://t.co/09Q3jfWQ7Z
— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) January 10, 2015
Palace players also took to Twitter to celebrate their victory against Tottenham.
Unbelievable win again a top side. Fans were the best iv heard them. Not sure what the extent of injury is, wait and see on Monday #cpfc
— James Mcarthur (@jamesmcarthur16) January 10, 2015
Yesssss! Much needed 3 points! Amazing team effort and the fans were bouncin! Time to chill and recover because next week just as important!
— Martin Kelly (@MartinKelly1990) January 10, 2015
Great result today against a top side. Might even b on match of the day before last for a change!! Haha #cpfc
— Fraizer Campbell (@FraizerCampbell) January 10, 2015
Great win #cpfc
— Wilfried Zaha (@wilfriedzaha) January 10, 2015
Fantastic team performance, fans were unreal as usual
— dwight gayle (@dwightgayle) January 10, 2015
Meanwhile, West Bromwich Albion who got the better of Aston Villa in a 1-0 victory under Tony Pulis started the year perfectly and will look into cash on from here.
They have a manager who has been very good with Stoke City earlier, and also helped Palace survive relegation last season.
Pulis felt he needs to start winning games with West Brom at home regularly and cited they need to improve on all over the pitch. He also stated the supporters need to play an important role too.
West Brom posted the post-match interview footage of Pulis on Twitter.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) January 10, 2015
West Brom players also took to Twitter to celebrate their victory against Hull City.
Hope i dont make any headlines for over celebrating, joke aside tho- what a strong team performance we shown today #GodIsGood
— Saido Berahino (@SBerahino) January 10, 2015
Great result that for us we dug deep and got rewarded for it. The fans were class again #boingboing
— Craig Gardner (@CraigGards8) January 10, 2015
We Really appreciate all the support from everyone in the stadium today especially the WBA fans,very important 3point today.
— Ideye Brown MON (@OfficialIdeye) January 10, 2015