Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Pardew: We Need Two Wins before Semi-Final

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Pardew: We Need Two Wins before Semi-Final

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Byline: Giuseppe Muro

ALAN PARDEW wants Crystal Palace to pull clear of trouble before their FA Cup semi-final.

Palace are seven points above the drop zone and there is growing concern they could be dragged into a relegation battle. The Eagles lost 1-0 against leaders Leicester on Saturday and are now without a win in 13 Premier League matches.

Two wins from their remaining eight games should be enough for survival but Palace face a tricky run of fixtures after the international break.

Their next four games, before they play Watford at Wembley on April 24, are against West Ham (a), Norwich (h), Arsenal (a) and Manchester United (a).

Pardew said: "I am not going to put a total on it because that will change slightly. All I do know is that we need a win, or two wins, before that semi-final and that is what we have got to target. …

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