Alan Pardew reacts to chants from Newcastle fans at Selhurst Park

TAUNTS ... Alan Pardew.
TAUNTS ... Alan Pardew.

ALAN Pardew brushed off the chants aimed at him by Newcastle United fans at Selhurst Park

The club’s 2,762 travelled supporters chanted against their club’s former manager during last night’s 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park.

Papiss Demba Cisse’s first-half strike – his 10th goal of the campaign – was cancelled out by a 71st-minute goal from Fraizer Campbell.

Pardew was asked about the reception he got from United’s supporters after the Premier League match.

And the 53-year-old – who endured a miserable final 12 months at St James’s Park before moving to Palace – labelled it “crowd banter”.

“It was normal crowd banter,” said Pardew. “I have walked away and come here and I enjoy myself here.

“I had a brilliant reception from the (Palace) fans again, and hopefully we can give them a result to cheer about in the cup (against Liverpool) on Saturday. It will be a really great occasion.”

Pardew was hired to keep Palace in the Premier League, and his team are two places behind 11th-placaed Newcastle.

“It was a big point,” said Pardew. “Points are gold dust in the Premier League, so I am pleased.

“I was difficult for us. Newcastle defended well and made it difficult for us and scored with what turned out to be the only shot on target they had.

“t was a great moment for them – a great cross and great finish. “

“They put us on the back foot so I was pleased with our reaction second half.”

“I thought we really took the game to Newcastle – took a few chances – but really it was the bench that salvaged the game for us.”

Substitute Yannick Bolasie crossed for Campbell.

Pardew added: “Yannick’s cross was of the highest order, and he had no right to put in a ball of that quality from the room he had.

“It was a great goal for us and gave us time to get a winner – and I thought there would only be one winner at that point – but we could not quite get a second goal.”