Pardew: We had enough chances

Pardew said: “We had enough chances today to get three goals but we just can’t get it into the net.

“I can’t remember in my managerial career so many chances going astray as there have been in the last few matches.

“My experience tells me that will change and I have had good experience of the pressure of the situation.

“After seeing our performance against Aston Villa, Newcastle, Palermo and then today you would expect a West Ham crowd to give you a really hard time.

“They understand we are trying to get ourselves going, they can see the potential in the squad which at the moment is unrealised.

“It is great for me (to hear the crowd chanting my name) because this is a lonely old horrible job at times, especially when you get results like that and I thank them for that.

“The guys are so disappointed. There are question marks about our spirit and what we are about and we answered that with our performance.

“But the result puts us in a bad position in the league and you don’t want to be fighting at the start of the season.”