Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson was relieved to return away from the Hawthorns with a degree after ‘something that would go flawed did go flawed’, earlier than their Zero-Zero draw with West Brom on Saturday.
It was Hodgson’s first time again at his previous stomping floor, and he confronted Alan Pardew in his first recreation for the Baggies towards his personal former membership.
Talking to the Croydon Advertiser in his publish match press convention, Hodgson defined the record of issues the Eagles confronted on their travels to the Midlands.
“With the disastrous journey we had yesterday, there have been plenty of excuses for the gamers to not present the precise sort of efficiency, however they did not take them, and we received a deserved draw.
Again to again clear sheets away from dwelling…
I might by no means have thought I might be saying that when Roy arrived.
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“We received to Euston station in good time and received on the prepare at three.23pm, however at three.30pm it all of the sudden stopped to a lifeless halt due to issues with the wires overhead.
“We then could not go wherever, so we spent three and a half hours at the hours of darkness and the chilly with no bathroom services till they finally managed to get a prepare alongside us to evacuate us.
“As an alternative of being there at four.45pm, we arrived at 9.30pm after which the resort we booked was the venue for an Indian wedding ceremony, with loads of noise till 2 o’clock within the morning.”
Roy Hodgson: Deserved draw, had plenty of excuses after nightmare day of journey together with being caught on damaged down prepare for three half hours then attending to resort with an Indian wedding ceremony occurring until 2am, however gamers did themselves proud. Off backside and credit score to them #wba #cpfc pic.twitter.com/kW5gcbQsiE
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Regardless of all of those hindering distractions the day prior to this, his aspect battled effectively and earned a deserved level towards a buoyant West Brom aspect underneath new management, which sees the Eagles lastly climb off the underside of the desk to 18th.
“The gamers may have mentioned this wasn’t going to be our recreation, however the gamers did effectively. They [West Brom] have some sturdy gamers and get the ball within the field rather a lot, however we did defend effectively.”