Alan Pardew: Mark Clattenburg got Dwight Gayle sending off wrong
Last Updated: 19/10/15 5:41pm
Alan Pardew says referee Mark Clattenburg got Dwight Gayle's dismissal for a second yellow card wrong as 10-man Palace lost 3-1 against West Ham.
Gayle was sent off on the stroke of half-time for a late foul on Cheikhou Kouyate, having received an earlier booking for bringing down Dimitri Payet.
Clattenburg was left with the simple decision to dismiss Gayle with the score at 1-1, but Palace boss Pardew insists it spoiled the game, and that the home support were right to jeer the referee.
"I think the referee is really harsh to send him off. The first tackle is a bad one, the second one he has missed the ball by a fraction, and that's enough to get a second yellow when you know the player has been booked.
"I think he's got to use a bit of common sense there. I thought the fans had it just about right about Mark today.
"It was a really great game until the sending off, the referee has spoiled the game."
Pardew nevertheless praised his side for holding off West Ham for most of the second half, before goals from Manuel Lanzini and Payet gave the visitors all three points.
"The sending off was obviously significant in the result. It's very difficult to play for 60 minutes with 10 men. That changed the game.
"I thought they were magnificent, the 10 that tried to see it out. We hardly gave them a chance, but they've got through at the death.
"We always respond well. They're a good side West Ham, and so are we."