Alan Pardew bemoaned the short time between fixtures as his West Brom side narrowly lost 2-1 away to ​West Ham on Tuesday night.

A brace from Andy Carroll, including a 94th minute winner, cancelled out James McClean's early effort to pile more misery on the Baggies.

Speaking to ​Sky Sports, Pardew said: "the two-day turnaround cost us in the end, we just ran out of legs.

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"We just couldn't keep going and to concede in that manner is absolutely heartbreaking for the players."

​West Brom went into the break 1-0 up after McClean's hugely deflected goal looped over Adrian's head. But their performance in the second half was a shadow of their efforts in the first.

"We should've done a bit better second half, but we did good in the first half, we were probably the better side.

"But second half we conceded a bit too much for my liking and unfortunately we've been undone."

The dying minutes of the game proved to be thrilling as both sides looked to snatch a final winner, but Pardew said that maybe accepting a point would've been the wiser decision.

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"We perhaps should've taken it to the corner and grinded out a point, but we're under pressure to get a win and we'd committed players forward.

"In that scenario when you're under the pressure we are and the run we're on, I can understand it. I'm frustrated that we've done that but I can understand it."

West Brom had less that 48 hours rest before the fixture, ​having faced Arsenal on New Year's Eve, with the tiredness of the Baggies players showing on several occasions throughout the game.

"It was a bit unfortunate to lose Matty Philips in the warm-up, that just shows you the pressure we're under in the two games. 

"We had players hanging at the end, [Craig] Dawson hasn't played a lot of football, how he got through the second half I don't know."

"With two day's turnaround, some of the effort we put in was amazing."

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When asked about the incident involving Jake Livermore, Pardew was reluctant to speak heavily on the matter. 

The England international was ushered down the tunnel after a confrontation with some home fans after he'd been substituted

"He wouldn't have gone into the crowd unless he was provoked."

The result still leaves West Brom 19th in the ​Premier League table, only above 20th-placed ​Swansea on goal difference.