Leicester City drop points at the Selhurst Park

Roy Hodgson on whether or not the performance was good. “It certainly was in the second half,” he says. “It almost cost my assistant Ray Lewington a heart attack in the dressing room at half-time, trying to rouse the team.

“In the first half we couldn’t really believe what we were seeing because we know we’re so much better. Ray came to life at half-time and in the second half and his shouting definitely did us a favour and had an effect on the whole team. They stepped up a couple of gears, but only to a gear we know we have. 

On Wilf Zaha: “Wilf has passion, a love for the club and he has quality.” 

Brendan Rodgers speaks: “We should win the game, we had good control of the first half…a couple of chances that we should have put away,” he tells Amazon. “Second half, we gave the ball away for the first goal but I thought we reacted well. 

On Kelechi Iheanacho’s penalty miss: “It was just one of those things. He practiced five in training yesterday and scored them all. I said to him at half-tiome that he needed to put it behind him. We’ve just had two tough games and I feel with the changesd we made we should have won the game.” 

Hmmmm…I missed this in the first half and so did the ref, his VAR and the good folk at Amazon, but there was a handball at a Crystal Palace corner, when Daniel Amartey touched an inswinger with his hand as he rose to challenge with Benteke. Crystal Palace should have had a penalty!

Wilf Zaha speaks: “The last couple of games have been tough for us so we worked hard today and I’ll take a point,” he tells Amazon. “I’m not trying to think about scoring too much, just playing well. I play with passion; others might see it as anger but I just I love what I do.”

Harvey Barnes speaks: “First half we didn’t create a lot of chances but I felt after they scored it was coming,” he tells Amazon. “We created a lot more chances in the second half but we just couldn’t put them away. We’re not leaving here satisfied because we want to win every game. We’ve given ourselves a good platform for the new year.”

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