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Jason Puncheon admits fault for Southampton loss

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Crystal Palace winger Jason Puncheon has admitted his fault for Jay Rodriguez's goal as his side lost 1-0 to Southampton on the weekend.

Puncheon mistimed a headed back-pass which Rodriquez took advantage of and after the striker got the best of Julian Speroni, he was able to poke home into an open net.

Following the loss, Puncheon - who signed for the Eagles on a permanent basis from Southampton - has taken the blame for his mistake and is focused on making amends.

"I'm very disappointed. I'm disappointed with myself, the mistake I made on the halfway line," he told South London Press.

"You've got to be honest with yourself. If you can't be honest with yourself, you're never going to get nowhere.

"When the ball came I didn't actually see Jay to my right. I headed it and then when I saw him I tried to recover - I nearly got there but I couldn't.

"Jules has done his best and Rodriguez has done his best. It's just one of those unfortunate things.

"But it's football. There are other things we could have done to win the game and we haven't done that.

After beginning the season with Ian Holloway at the helm, the Eagles have regrouped under new manager Tony Pulis as they bid to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.

But following the loss they sit two points above the relegation zone and face a a relegation six-pointer against Sunderland this weekend, something Puncheon is adamant the club need to focus on.

"The games are getting thinner now. We've got 10 games left and we've got to get points." he added.

"We've got to concentrate on us, worry what we do and try and get the points on the table."

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