Pulis praises Chamakh’s effort in ‘nervous’ victory
Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis praised his side’s work-rate as they moved off the foot of the Premier League table after a 1-0 victory over West Ham at Selhurst Park.
Pulis held special mention for match winner, Marouane Chamakh, as the former Arsenal man picked up the man of the match award after his first Premier League goal in over 14 hours.
“In the first 20 minutes we were on the back foot, we didn’t start well and looked pretty nervous but then we got into the game and I’m very pleased for Marouane Chamakh,” said Pulis.
“He has really worked hard. He and Cameron Jerome were a handful,” he continued.
Sam Allardyce, on the other hand, was less than happy with his side’s performance as he felt they struggled going forward and lacked the cutting edge needed at the top level.
“We did not have enough cutting edge, that was the problem for us and having had no problems in the first half we were looking to try and probe and get on target in the first half,” said Allardyce.
“But we gave away the most ridiculous goal, from our point of view that I’ve seen for a very long time,” he continued.