In bizarre news, former Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has fallen out with Crystal Palace’s stadium announcer over his work during the club’s clash with Newcastle United in the League Cup, as revealed at his press conference today.
Palace and Newcastle could not be separated in 90 minutes, and therefore went into extra time drawing 2-2.
As a result, they were playing when the draw for the fourth round of the competition was taking place, and the stadium announcer chose to reveal that one of the two sides would be facing Manchester City away from home as a result.
Palace ultimately lost the game, with Newcastle academy graduate Paul Dummett scoring after the north east club were reduced to ten men. This gave them a 3-2 win and passage into the next round.
Warnock, however, feels that the announcer, rather than his team, was to blame for the loss, and said that he has investigated the incident.
“I felt it was out of order,” Warnock said.
“I made an enquiry after the game because I was disappointed.”
“I think that’s why [the players] threw the last goal in, so they didn’t go to Man City away.”
The former QPR boss returned to Palace after the departure of Tony Pulis.