Manuel Pellegrini feels West Ham's draw with Crystal Palace is a fair result
Last Updated: 09/02/19 6:53pm
Manuel Pellegrini felt West Ham's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace was a "fair result".
West Ham took the lead in the first-half through a Mark Noble penalty, his first goal of the season. But the visitors' winless run was extended to four matches after Wilfried Zaha sneaked in a 76th-minute equaliser at the near post to ensure both sides left Selhurst Park with a point.
And Pellegrini felt the result was "logical", despite West Ham having 19 less shots on goal than their London rivals (6).
He told Sky Sports: "They were a little bit lucky with the goal, but they had other chances and we didn't create one in their own box.
"I thought there was 45 minutes for each team and the draw was a logical result.
"During what happened in the 95 minutes I thought it was a fair result for both teams.
"We had players missing, they also had players missing so for us in the way that we developed the game I'm very happy with the first 45 minutes, not happy with the second one so it's a good point."
Pellegrini was asked whether he felt Luka Milivojevic should have been shown a second yellow card for a strong challenge on Noble in the second half, but he refused to be drawn on the matter.
He added: "It's not my duty to analyse the referee's performance.
"That's part of the game, if he decides it is not a second yellow we are not going to talk about that for justifiable reasons."