Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is hoping his side can build on the 4-1 win over Stoke City on Sunday at Selhurst Park and find a level of consistency.
The Eagles dominated the game from start to finish, and picked up their second win in a row. James Tomkins opened up the scoring in the 9th minute, and his centre back partner Scott Dann made it 2-0 just three minutes later.
James McArthur and Andy Townsend scored in the second half to put the home team up by four before Marko Arnautovic pulled one back for the visitors in stoppage time. Pardew was pleased with the win and hopes they can keep the wins coming.
“The team looked as though they knew what they were doing today,” Pardew told the club’s official website after the win. Our passing options, the shape of the team and the power of the team meant that it was a performance that you have a vision for, and it all worked well today.
“Now we have to look for consistency because if we can do that every week – obviously not scoring four every week but reach that level of performance – then we’ll have a good season.”
Townsend scored his first goal for the club after joining Palace from Newcastle over the summer.
“In his first few games he’s not really produced a quality moment offensively, but he’s done all his jobs defensively and has been sound and solid for us,” Pardew said. “In training we’ve seen it wasn’t a true reflection of his ability but today he showed both sides. I’m sure he’ll be very pleased with his performance because I am- he was terrific today.”