After some tough times in recent matches, Wayne Hennessey’s response has been second-to-none and has pleased Eagles boss, Alan Pardew.

The Welsh international goalkeeper was at fault for Aston Villa’s winner a couple of weeks ago at Villa Park and Pardew also felt that Hennessey should have saved Fabian Delph’s opener at the Etihad last Saturday.

However, the Palace boss was pleased with the way Hennessey conducted himself and was glad that he gave him another chance to prove himself, with Julian Speroni waiting in the wings.

Despite his promising response, Hennessey wasn’t able to keep out a point-blank effort from Harry Kane and two wonder strikes from Dele Alli and Nacer Chadli, Alli’s notably so.

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Pardew told the Croydon Advertiser about how pleased he was with the Welshman’s performance.

I was pleased with Wayne Hennessey. There was a lot of pressure on him and I thought he was terrific. He had no chance for the two finishes at the end.

Palace are currently on a six-match winless streak (in the league) and they will need to change their ways if they don’t want to see themselves slipping down the Premier League table in this unpredictable season.

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