West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini believed his side's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace was a 'fair result' on the balance of play.
The visitors took the lead midway through the first half with a Mark Noble penalty after Vicente Guaita hauled down Michail Antonio, however Palace rallied after the interval, as Wilfried Zaha's fifth league goal of the season meant it was a point apiece for both teams come full time.
While Pellegrini admitted he was pleased with his side's display in the opening 45 minutes, he acknowledged that the hosts did improve after half-time and were well worth their equaliser, despite Palace having 25 shots compared to West Ham's six.
Speaking post-match to Sky Sports, he said: "
"I thought there was 45 minutes for each team and the draw was a logical result.
"We had players missing, they also had players missing so for us in the way that we developed the game I'm very happy with the first 45 minutes, not happy with the second one so it's a good point."
55% - Of players with at least 30 @premierleague goals, only Leighton Baines (63%) and David Unsworth (58%) have scored a higher proportion from the penalty spot than Mark Noble (21/38). Distinguished. #CRYWHU— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 9, 2019
Pellegrini was also asked after the game as to whether Luka Milivojevic was fortunate to remain on the pitch and help his side secure a point, after a strong challenge on Mark Noble in the second half with the midfielder already on a yellow card, although the Hammers boss refused to be drawn on the incident.
Thank you for your support today, Claret & Blue Army. You were fantastic pic.twitter.com/k3qj2cVPZM— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) February 9, 2019
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Source : 90min