Alan Pardew felt that Crystal Palace did not deserve to lose 4-0 to Manchester City.
Goals from Fabian Delph and David Silva, with a Sergio Aguero double sandwiched in between, ensured City would top the Premier League table again – at least for a few hours – with a 4-0 win.
But Palace had chances of their own to score, and Pardew feels that such a scoreline does his side a disservice.
“It was a strange game all day,” he told BBC Sport. “The goal changed the complexion of the game. The first one is one he should save, the second a deflection. We didn’t deserve to be 2-0 down at half time.
“The second half we tried to take it to City but they punish you. I can’t really be too disappointed. It’s a tough one to take really but we have to. We did the same thing against Villa, a chance early on and of course that’s the chance to give you a platform away from home.
“There were moments in our offensive play which could have been better. This does flatter Man City though, there’s no doubt about that.”
Palace have been linked with free agent Emmanuel Adebayor in recent weeks, and Pardew added: “Maybe we do need another striker at this time, that would give us all a boost I think. We are not going to hide from it. Whoever it is it will hopefully help the situation we are in. Sometimes you just need a goal out of nothing.”