Warnock pleased to end drought

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Neil Warnock was understandably elated to see Alan Lee end Crystal Palace's 20-game wait for a first-half goal before running out 4-1 winners over Blackpool.

Palace last netted before the break way back in March, but they had to wait just two minutes before Lee ended that unwanted run at Selhurst Park.

Warnock said: "I was just pleased to see a goal go in in the first half because it's got that off our back. We just needed to be patient and we knew the chances would come our way."

And the Eagles boss admitted he was relieved to be entering the international break.

"We're just delighted to get the points and have the two-week break because hopefully that will give us the chance to get three or four players fit. Jose Fonte went down with a bug and didn't pull out until 12 o'clock. We didn't even have seven subs on Saturday morning.

"I'm not just pleased for myself, I'm pleased for the chairman as well. We are fighting like hell to keep our heads above water and it's difficult at the minute."

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