Palace rescue a draw against Leicester

  • Palace rescue a draw against Leicester

Palace rescue a draw against Leicester

Danny Mills thinks regardless of Crystal Palace only drawing 2-2 with Leicester City at Selhurst Park, they should have enough to secure Premier League survival.

But Allardyce's men struck back to earn a crucial point through Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke to claim what could yet prove a vital point.

The Palace manager was given further cause for concern just six minutes into this game when Leicester took the lead in a manner that infuriated Allardyce.

"We knew it was going to be hard and sometimes we had a bit of trouble breaking them down".

The Foxes have kept just one clean sheet in their 15 away fixtures, in January's goalless draw with Middlesbrough.

Now he needs to harness the same enthusiasm to overcome a 1-0 deficit against Atletico Madrid in a home Champions League Quarter-Final on Tuesday.

However, the player who stood head and shoulders above all others could not be held responsible for either Palace goal and will be a glaring absentee in a match when the quality of fearless leaders will be paramount.

And having narrowly escaped conceding a third from another long Fuchs throw, Palace levelled in the 70th minute after Benteke clambered all over Yohan Benalouane to head home from Townsend's cross.

Game on at Selhurst Park!

The Belgian global was denied, however, when Kasper Schmeichel raced off his line to close down the angle and the striker saw his close-range shot deflect to safety off the legs of the Leicester keeper.

However, Shakespeare said that benchmark could be misleading.

But others around him were not so confident and twice allowed Palace a route back into the game.

"It's a great point for us", said Allardyce. "On reflection, when you finish a game with a point having been 2-0 down, you have to be incredibly satisfied with that point".

But Leicester have moved eight points clear of the relegation zone in recent weeks and Shakespeare may well decide to risk resting players in south London on Saturday. We all still need the points.

"Cabaye, too. We are a threat".

Jamie Vardy and Leicester have been in good form (Adam Davy/PA) Despite both teams' presence in the bottom half of the Premier League table, had either won, they would have had a record of six league victories from their last seven games.