Albion boss praises travelling supporters
TONY Pulis dedicated Albion's victory to the 2600 travelling supporters - but insisted he was still targeting 40 points.
The Baggies boss watched his side claim a victory at Selhurst Park, backed by a huge away following - the club laying on 36 free coaches for supporters.
About the fans, Pulis said:
"On the way down we saw so many fans in pubs - but they weren't Palace fans, they were our supporters.
"They were fantastic today and deserved that result.
"We hope they had a great day and enjoyed themselves.
"They watched us lose two home games so to get that result today was pleasing for them."
Albion are now on 36 points. But Pulis wants to finish off the job by passing the 40-point mark.
"We played against Leicester and QPR and lost both. We played ok in patches in those games but for periods were poor.
"So we needed a 90 minute performance. We were resolute, our concentration levels were good but we still need points.
"We haven't achieved anything yet.
"We need 40 points. Give me 40 points and it'll be a good season for us."
Speaking about the game generally, Pulis felt Albion should have been awarded a penalty when Victor Anichebe was brought down.
"I was pleased with how we started. We scored from a goal we'd worked on. We should have had a penalty in the first half - I don't know how Jon (Moss) didn't give that.
"And Gardner's strike was brilliant. We were resilient and defended well.
"We worked on a few things in terms of what Palace could do and I was pleased with our overall display."