Sam Allardyce was in a magnanimous mood after he watched his Crystal Palace side slip to an unexpected, if not undeserved, 2-0 defeat to relegation rivals Burnley on Saturday evening.
“I think our nerves got shattered when they scored that goal so early,” Allardyce commented. “The Premier League can turn in a second and I don’t think that we recovered until half-time. After that we tried our best but we weren’t good enough.”
Few Premier League managers would have been quite so philosophical after a defeat that left their team placed just six points above the relegation zone, but key to Allardyce’s sense of inner-calm was Palace’s hard-fought 2-1 win over Liverpool just a week earlier.
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