"Sometimes as a manager you want a performance that lifts you," says Alan Pardew.

Pardew hails 1-0 win at Watford.

Crystal Palace sealed a 1-0 win over Watford on Sunday evening and boss Alan Pardew was delighted with his side's all round performance at Vicarage Road.

Yohan Cabaye broke the deadlock in the tie, which was the first goal the Yellow Army‎ have conceded on their turf and it was enough to hand the south London club a crucial away win.

"Sometimes as a manager you want a performance that lifts you, the back four were terrific and we didn't give Watford too much daylight. Down the sides our wide players caused trouble and we got ourselves a great win in a tight game," Pardew said as cpfc.co.uk reported.

"We've lost two tight games, so a win makes up for the games where the margins cost us. I thought Wilfried Zaha did very well against Charlton in midweek, and then today fresh coming off the bench he caused a problem because he's got that determination to prove me wrong – and I like that.

"I just think we carried a little more threat, we had a key moment and I'm not sure they did today. In the second half Dwight Gayle should have scored. It wasn't a classic but it was a good game for me and my staff."

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