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Alan Pardew ‘X Factor Cabaye Makes The Difference’

7 years ago

After the final whistle at Selhurst Park, Alan Pardew was quick to praise ‘X Factor Cabaye’.

The French midfielder was the first to be name-checked by the United boss today but he was quick to also praise the others.

It was no surprise to see Cabaye straight back in today, anything else would have been a nonsense.

Other players Pardew picked out for special praise were his captain Coloccini, Ben Arfa, Debuchy and Tiote.

“Not many teams will come here and win three nil.

“I am delighted with our player, they were terrific.

“The key was to control the possessionand then make sure that the ball didn’t come into our box. It isn’t always easy in these conditions and on that pitch.

“Cabaye made a difference, his contribution was important as he gave us the X Factor. Hatem also gave us that, Coloccini and Debuchy were immense, as was Tiote.

“I do not put Cabaye above the others, five wins away from home says we have good spirit.

“It is difficult to break us down and we score goals in open play – we could do a little better on set plays.”

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