Boss wants consistency

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has called for his side to be consistent as they picked up a crucial 4-1 win against Stoke on Sunday.

Crystal Palace: Boss wants consistencyCrystal Palace: Boss wants consistency

The result secured back-to-back victories for Palace for the first time since December 2015, when Stoke were again their opposition, and also piled the pressure on Potters boss Mark Hughes.

Since then they have been largely inconsistent, leading to sections of the crowd to question Alan Pardew, but Sunday’s game concluded with them again chanting their manager’s name.

Palace’s supporters also aimed chants at Hughes of ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’, and Pardew could be seen waving his hand to ask them to stop. He believes, however, Hughes would arrest Stoke’s slide.

“This is an experienced manager with very, very good players,” Pardew said. “The media spotlight turns on to the manager when the results aren’t good.

“Mark will deal with that. I have no concerns for him because he’s terrific. He’s having a bit of down time, but he’ll be fine. I have heard those chants against me. I don’t think it’s right.

“(My) team knew what they were doing today. Our passing options, the shape of the team, the power of the team. Now we have to look to consistency. If we can have that level of performance again, we’ll have a good season.”

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