Nigel Pearson knows how fine the margins are in Premier League matches and rued the missed opportunities which meant the Hornets failed to capitalise on their pressure at Selhurst Park.
The Hornets had four shots at goal in the opening stages, including a good effort from Ismaïla Sarr, but failed to convert and were then stung by a Jordan Ayew strike after 29 minutes which proved to be the only goal of the game.
“We’ve had good spells of pressure and haven't made the most of it, but we'll bounce back because our players here are honest and committed,” said the Head Coach.
“I think we played pretty well, and it was a missed opportunity in many ways today because of our inability to be decisive in front of goal. I thought we played pretty well and had chances in the first half in particular to go ahead.
“We’ll rue those chances, and I think the goal we conceded was one that we could have done better with in terms of blocking the shot.”