Cape Town - Crystal
Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes his team's second-half performance
in the 1-1 draw with Newcastle United on Sunday deserved three points.
The Eagles put in an underwhelming performance in the first 45
minutes at Selhurst Park and went a goal down in the 22nd minute when
Mohamed Diame scored the opener.
However, they were a different team after the break and dominated
phases of the game. Ten minutes into the second half they were awarded a
penalty when Ciaran Clark fouled Christian Benteke in the box, and Luka
Milivojevic slotted the spot-kick to equalise.
"The way we were playing in the first half I would certainly have taken (a point)," Hodgson told reporters, via the Evening Standard.
"After watching the second half and watching us dominate the game as
we did, I feel we were unlucky not to have got all three points in the
end because our second half performance merited that.
"It's a point that doesn't help either of us enormously but we've just got to make sure that when we can't win, we draw."