London - Crystal Palace manager
Alan Pardew was left to rue what might have been against Arsenal after seeing his side go down 2-1 on Sunday.
Pardew's side fought bravely to defend wave after wave of attacks from Arsenal before a controversial decision from referee Lee Mason.
Mason decided against sending off Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin before the half time.
The Arsenal midfielder went unpunished despite making
several crunching challenges while already on a booking.
"The foul before half-time is debatable but then he makes
another foul after half-time and he should have gone. There was an immediate
reaction because they took him off," Pardew said.
"Arsenal were sharp and bright. They were a lot more
intelligent in their passing than against West Ham, but we had better shape as
the match went on and it might have been a different result if we'd got the
Crystal Palace host Aston Villa on Saturday as they look to bounce back from defeat.
The match kicks off at 16:00.