In the most predictable news story of the year, Alan Pardew joined Crystal Palace supporters in the pub after the game.
Palace supporters’ club the Holmesdale Fanatics were celebrating their tenth anniversary, and Pardew turned up to wish them well.
Palace beat Southampton 1-0 on Saturday thanks to a Yohan Cabaye goal. The Eagles sit sixth in the Premier League, three points off the top four.
“I wouldn’t say we dominated it for the whole period,” Pardew said after the game.
“The last 10 minutes were a bit frantic, we probably could have handled that situation a little better I thought. Overall, I thought we deserved to win.
“We did enough today, although both keepers have had to pull off some really good saves to keep the scoreline at 1-0.”
Pardew also praised his two wingers, Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie.
“They were terrific today. Wilf (Zaha), more defensively than offensively,” he said.
He had some great moments but defensively he was superb and he’s definitely improved that side of his game since I’ve been here. Yala (Yannick Bolasie) is just a player who is very difficult to control. He showed that today with little moments he had in the game that were terrific.”