And he was more impressed due to the 'really good job' the Crystal Palace head coach has done, making Selhurst Park a tough ground to travel to.
Tomkins told the West Ham site: "Pardew has done a really good job and managed to turn things around at Palace. It is a hard place to get a result, let alone a win so it is an unbelievable result."
Pardew has indeed done a solid job at Crystal Palace so far, despite constant calls from Newcastle United and West Ham fans that the Eagles will soon see the 'real Pardew.'
One thing that did disappoint the Palace faithful - as well as amusing opposition fans - was the manager's post-match interview on Saturday afternoon.
Indeed, Pardew claimed the referee was wrong to 'spoil the occasion' and send Dwight Gayle off. Most who were watching felt these were ill-judged comments, however.
Next up for Crystal Palace is a trip to Leicester City, while West Ham host Chelsea in their next Premier League clash.