Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew matches club record with another victory

Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace defeated Norwich City 3-1 on the opening day of the Premier League season.

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has matched the number of most Premier League wins recorded by any manager at the club despite being there for just 19 fixtures.

The former West Ham United manager moved to South London midway through last season following a turbulent spell at Newcastle United.

With the Eagles embroiled in a relegation battle, Pardew led the side to a comfortable mid-table position following a run of 10 Premier League wins in 18 matches.

His impact on the club has been massive, both on and off the pitch, as the South Londoners have experienced an excellent summer in the transfer market, signing stars such as Yohan Cabaye.

Their first game of the new season saw them travel to Carrow Road on Saturday, where they defeated top-flight newcomers Norwich City 3-1 - a superb result and a significant one which places Pardew in the history books.

As per Opta Stats, Alan Pardew’s 11th Premier League victory as Crystal Palace boss ties him with club hero Steve Coppell, who had more than one spell in charge of the club.

Palace’s victory over the Canaries came courtesy of goals from Wilfried Zaha, Damien Delaney and former Paris Saint-Germain ace Cabaye, who secured the three points with a last-minute strike.

Big things are now expected of the club this season, where a top half finish and a run in one of the domestic cups will be Pardew’s main objectives.

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