Wins for Crystal Palace and Everton, West Brom closer to relegation
- Author: Stacy Allen Mar 18, 2018,
Mar 18, 2018, 1:13
Asked if his team have left themselves with too much to do, Pardew said: "If you look at our record since the start of the year, you would have to say yes but, of course, we have to keep battling on".
However, two goals in the final 13 minutes on the south coast gave Bournemouth all three points, while West Brom remain rooted to foot of the table, 10 points from safety with only seven games left this campaign.
Jonny Evans' enforced substitution was the key moment in West Brom losing at Bournemouth despite taking the lead, according to Alan Pardew.
Crystal Palace and Bournemouth took huge strides towards Premier League survival but West Bromwich Albion look doomed after suffering a seventh successive defeat on Saturday.
When they went up 1-0 against Leicester last week they nearly looked surprised, and then pessimistic as if they knew the four-goals they would end up conceding were inevitable. Unfortunately for us, we are running out of time.
Bournemouth's comeback ended a four-game winless run, the Cherries having lost their last match 4-1 at home to Tottenham. "Trust me, we don't want to do it that way, but at this point of the season I think I'll take any way if it means us getting three points".
Pardew added: "When I signed up I genuinely believed we would stay in the Premier League, but I also had a clause in my contract that if it didn't work out and we went into the Championship my contract would cover that".
These are worrying times for Baggies fans, with their side now marooned at the bottom of the Premier League table, with eight points separating them and 17th placed Southampton.
The top-flight status of Eddie Howe's side appears all but assured for another season, with 36 points on the board.
After a 2-1 defeat at arch rivals Manchester United in their last game, Salah's latest masterclass helped Liverpool get back on track with a fourth win in their last five league games. "We need a win, whichever way it comes".