Crystal Palace had to work for the win against Watford on Sunday. Palace did come away with a 1-0 win after a Yohan Cabaye penalty-kick goal.
Cabaye scored the lone goal of the game in the 71st minute. Defender Scott Dann had a good game for Palace together with his central defensive partner Brede Hangeland as Palace kept their first clean sheet of the season in the Premier League.
Palace snapped a two-game losing streak and jumped to 6th place in the standings. Dann was pleased with the way the team played against Watford, and also pointed that they weren’t bad in the two 1-0 losses to Tottenham and Manchester City.
“We’ve not played too badly in the last two games and probably deserved a couple of points out of them,” Dann told cpfc.co.uk after the win. “We knew it was going to be tough today, so to come here, win and get the clean sheet for the first time this season, we’re absolutely delighted.
“We hadn’t kept a clean sheet this season and we knew they were going to go at us, so we’re pleased to have got the clean sheet. It’s a big three points.”
Palace has won three out of four away games this season, something that Dann thinks can help them playing at home.
“We’ve won a lot of games – last season and this season now – away from home,” Dann said. “I think if we try to transfer some of them performances to our home form we’ll do well.
“We came here to put in a performance and we’ve done that and got the three points, so we’re delighted.”