If Tony Pulis deserves – as he does – £1m for keeping Palace up, what should be the size of Gus Poyet’s bonus? Fantastic job, Gus, Bravo the Lads for such a storming finish to the season. And here’s what the boss made of tonight in his customary post-match e-mail …
I’m so happy for everyone related to the club – the fans, the staff and the players.
We’ve spent the whole season fighting for this and it’s been very difficult; but the players believed and they committed themselves and we’ve done what we needed to do with a game in hand; that sounds impossible but that was our miracle.
I think we started the game well, we put pressure on West Bromwich Albion and we got the early goal; we knew if we could score and not concede that see us over the line.
It’s an incredible day, I’m going to be able to go home and relax for the first time in seven months, which is very special.
We’ve made this incredible escape and it’s going to be remembered for a long time.
We were in the bottom at Christmas and then we found ourselves seven points adrift with six games to go – to turn that around with a game in hand is unique!
The best way to sum it up is that we got the miracle that we needed.
The first goal was one of the best I’ve seen this season, then for the second, the timing and the connection was brilliant. It gave us a great edge to go in at half time and say we’re 45 minutes away from achieving our goal and the players believed in that.
For 10 minutes in the second half we were a little bit shaky, but we got through that and we showed that we deserved the win.
It’s not often I go on the pitch but I went out there to celebrate with the fans, it was a great feeling.
All the best,
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