Warnock proud as Palace win

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Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock claimed his side's 1-0 victory against Coca-Cola Championship leaders West Brom was one of the highest points of his career.

Alassane N'Diaye's first goal for Palace in the 63rd minute did the damage at The Hawthorns as Albion slipped to their first league defeat of the season. It was all the sweeter for Warnock, who was barracked as usual by the home fans for the role he played as Sheffield United manager during the infamous clash with Albion in 2002 that was dubbed `The Battle of Bramall Lane'.

Warnock said: ``This is what we are in the game for. Two weeks ago, the defeat to Scunthorpe was probably the lowest part of my career and this result is one of the highest."

He added: ``I thought we were super. Everyone gave me everything. We didn't come to defend, we came to have a go at Albion. We pushed right up on them and I think we deserved the win.

``We had read that this was going to be Albion's ninth game without defeat and I think things like that help you.

``You have to defend for your lives against a team like this who are scoring goals for fun. That is what makes the result so satisfying for me and I am really proud of my lads.''

Warnock claimed the result could ultimately help Albion.

He added: ``I hope they go up and I think this result will help them. I think it will give them a little kick up the backside and hopefully they can start off an another run.''

West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo said: ``It was not a convincing performance and consequently it brought us our first defeat.

``It was not the usual West Bromwich Albion that we have seen so far and that is the most disappointing aspect for me."

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