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Crystal Palace fullback Ward mixed emotions after Man Utd defeat

Crystal Palace fullback Joel Ward had mixed emotions after scoring in their 3-1 defeat to Manchester United.

The defender spoke following the frustrating clash, suggesting that while it is nice for him to get on the scoresheet, it's the result which matters and that his side were unfortunate not to take more from their offensive efforts.

He said: "Obviously it's always nice to pop up with a goal. I think at 2-1 we were looking dangerous to maybe get back into the game and get another. It's nice to get a goal but the result is what matters. Unfortunately today, the first half wasn't our best but in the second half we were a lot more competitive and we caused them issues and asked questions of them.

"It's unfortunate we didn't capitalise on our pressure and get another. We had a few chances and we were flooding the box and creating things."

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