Sam frustrated by Palace defeat

Last updated : 28 December 2013 By Plymouth_hammer

Speaking after the game to WHUTV, Allardyce didn’t hold back with his feelings, “It was one very bad piece of defending when it was so simple defend correctly on an average cross, which has cost us at least a point.

“Then, it was one really poor decision by the assistant referee to disallow Stewart Downing’s goal, which has denied us a chance to come back into the game.

“You can’t be sure you will go on and get a point or win the game from there, but certainly it would have put Crystal Palace on the back foot.  We were the dominant side and we would have had 15 or 20 minutes to go on and win the game.

“If not, we could have accepted the point coming back from 1-0 down and move forward with Crystal Palace no closer to us.  At the end of the day, as I’ve said many, many times, these are the games we cannot afford to lose and we’ve lost this one.

“It’s all right saying we didn’t deserve this, or didn’t deserve that, but at the end of the day we’ve lost 1-0 and those points we have gifted to Crystal Palace are very welcome for them and very dangerous for us to give away.”