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Holloway: Delighted With A Point

9 March 2013

Ian Holloway gave his thoughts to the Palace website after seeing his side come from behind to record a 2-2 draw with Leeds.

 

"I thought it was an exhilirating performance. Unfortunately I'm sat here pretty bemused how we were behind in the game and I'm delighted how we came back. I thought we missed too many chances today. I thought on another day we might have hit the target a bit more and then we would have won the game comfortably and the incidents I'm not very happy about I felt had a huge bearing on that."

 

The Palace gaffer also vented his frustrations at the referee but expressed his pleasure at his side's attitude to falling behind.

 

"I saw Luke Varney foul Jonny Williams from behind, a blatant yellow card and the ref didn't give him one. Two minutes later he dives and he gives him one for that, and he should have been off. Then two minutes later Wilf's gone clean through and is scythed down completely, and (the defender) gets a yellow. If that's not a goalscoring opportunity I don't know what the rules are anymore. So to me we should have been 1-0 up playing against nine men. That's my opinion. We played against a good team but I'm delighted with a point come the end of the day."

 

Now entering the final stages of the season, Holloway stressed the importance of the players' belief and keeping the Eagles on a good run after his side extended their unbeaten record at home.

 

"What a brilliant goal to equalise. We've more than created enough against as good a Leeds time as I've seen in quite a while, so well done to Neil. We've got nine games left now, we're one point off second place at the moment. It's all about your form at the moment, and your belief and your energy. I can't fault our lads there apart from the finish. We should have killed the game off when we had the chance, but I'm also relying on the referee seeing things correctly and being brave enough to give out yellow cards. He was so lenient it was quite frightening.""

 

Watch the full press conference on Palace Player after 6.30pm tonight.


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