Palace holds Leicester, Man City runs over The Saints

  • Palace holds Leicester, Man City runs over The Saints

Palace holds Leicester, Man City runs over The Saints

Sam Allardyce's side picked up a point on Saturday after coming back from two goals down against Premier League champions Leicester.

Musa was omitted from the Champions League quarter-final first leg tie between Atletico Madrid and Leicester City at the Vicente Calderon.

The point took Palace, who have five wins and a draw from their past seven games, up to 15th in the Premier League and seven points clear of the bottom three.

After winning just one of their first six Premier League games against Crystal Palace (D1 L4), Leicester have since won the last three in a row.

It was at that moment where the game burst into life as Yohan Cabaye pulled one back nearly immediately, which rallied the home fams to push their team for an equaliser.

He also dismissed suggestions they became distracted by the prospect of Tuesday's Champions League fixture against Atletico Madrid. In Leicester they were encountering the opposite; Palace's equal in being direct and playing with pace, and a team willing to remain deep and attack on the counter.

But the Eagles got off to an very bad start by conceding after just six minutes as slack marking allowed Robert Huth all the time in the world to head home Christian Fuchs' throw-in on the left.

Crystal Palace have alternated between victory and defeat in their four home Premier League games against Leicester, keeping a clean sheet in each win and failing to score in each defeat.

Palace talisman Zaha found it hard to get into the game at first, with Leicester crowding him out.

"Their first goal was all important for them, two minutes from our second".

However, Shakespeare said that benchmark could be misleading.

"It's a great point for us", said Allardyce. It kept our run going, showing just how good we are as a team at the moment.

"There is a tinge of disappointment, but Selhurst Park is a tough place to come", he said. "We could have seen it out, but they asked a lot of questions of us with their aerial threat". But we must keep picking up points until we're safe. "We don't know because we don't know how many points the other teams are going to get", Shakespeare, whose side have earned 16 points in seven games since he took over in February, told British media.