Alan Pardew frustrated as West Brom draw a blank against Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew frustrated as West Brom draw a blank against Crystal Palace

02-Dec-2017 17:16:39 | The Guardian

This may not have been exactly how Alan Pardew would have imagined his return to the dugout, yet on a day that saw both he and opposite number Roy Hodgson face their former clubs, a first clean sheet in 10 matches at least gave West Brom’s new manager something to build on.

A frustrating afternoon that saw Albion thwarted on several occasions by stand-in goalkeeper Julián Speroni ensured that Hodgson emerged the more satisfied, even as Crystal Palace set another unwanted record by becoming the first team ever to fail to score in 10 successive Premier League away games.

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