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Pardew thanks West Brom fans after FA Cup defeat

West Brom boss Alan Pardew says their fans deserved better after being dumped out of the FA Cup by Southampton.

Saints won 2-1 at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Pardew thanked the fans for their unwavering support during what has been a difficult period.

“We started a bit nervously but there was a lot of good energy on the pitch and in the second half I thought we deserved something," said Pardew.

“It's a shame for our fans because I thought they were really good for us today.

“We really appreciate that and we're going to need them over these next 11 games.

“Our goal was a great goal, a fantastic goal. We needed it really, it was a confidence booster for us all.

“That gave us a bit of a grandstand finish, but unfortunately we couldn't squeeze another goal in during that period."

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