Alan Pardew hopes Crystal Palace can repay the fans that travelled to Manchester City for Wednesday night’s 5-1 Capital One Cup defeat.
Pardew made six changes for the game, some of them enforced, and acknowledged his side were always likely to face a difficult night against the current Premier League leaders.
He made a special point of applauding fans after the final whistle.
Pardew said: “It was not so much an apology, but a thank you. We need to make sure we keep our fans with us.
“I know some of the fans had trouble getting here, so we’d like to say thank you and I hope we can repay them later in the season.
“It was a disappointing display, more offensively than defensively. We kept turning the ball over.
“Almost every time City had a chance they punished us, particularly in the first 60 minutes and that was very much the story.”
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