English Premiership

Cardiff resist strong Palace pressure to claim point

2018-12-26 20:44
Andros Townsend (TEAMtalk)

London - Cardiff resisted intense pressure to secure only their second English Premier League point away from home in drawing 0-0 at Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

The Bluebirds were hammered by Manchester United 5-1 on Saturday and could have lost just as heavily at Selhurst Park, but goalkeeper Neil Etheridge's resilience, Palace's unconvincing finishing, and some desperate defending earned them a point.

Palace came into the match on the back of a 3-2 win at defending champions Manchester City, but if they felt in position to push up the table they wasted the finest of opportunities against an opponent who offered little in the attacking third.

The home side went closest in the second minute when Andros Townsend directed an effort at the crossbar after good work from Wilfried Zaha.

Palace almost scored the winner four minutes from time.

Zaha raced through on goal, but just as he prepared to shoot when moving one-on-one with Etheridge, Bruno Ecuele Manga stretched to make a match-saving challenge that earned a second draw on the Bluebirds' travels.


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