Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson had insisted he’s happy with a draw after his aspect had been pegged again by Swansea late on on the Liberty Stadium.
Regardless of Swansea having 63% of the possession, Palace appeared the extra threatening in entrance of aim all through the sport, and restricted Swansea to no photographs on track within the first half. Luka Milivojevic’s penalty on the hour mark gave Palace a nicely deserved lead and it appeared as if there was no method again for the house aspect.
Nevertheless, an impressed substitution within the type of Jordan Ayew sprung the Swans to life, and simply 10 minutes after approaching, he lashed residence a shocking strike from 20 yards out to safe the draw for the Swans.
The draw no extends Palace’s unbeaten run to eight video games, and chatting with Sky Sports activities after the sport, Hodgson mentioned he’s happy the place his crew are actually after a disastrous begin to the season.
“The lads are working so arduous. We’d have appreciated extra factors, however we’re chipping away.
“We restricted their probabilities to an absolute minimal and we had probabilities on the counter-attack and it was no shock once we went in entrance with the penalty, however sadly for us they scored a really, superb aim.”
Christian Benteke was unavailable for choice at the moment resulting from suspension, and Hodgson admitted his aspect could have lacked composure within the ultimate third. He added:
“It is a completely different fashion of play when Wilf and Andros play up there collectively – we clearly missed that at the moment, however all issues thought-about, a degree away from residence. It is one other step in our brick constructing train.”
Lastly when requested about their early possibilities of survival, Hodgson mentioned: “We now have to construct our home brick by brick. There is a lengthy strategy to go but when we are able to hold choosing up factors away from residence we will likely be okay.”
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