Luka Milivojevic reveals what Crystal Palace need to finally erase drop fears

Apr 19, 2017, 01:32

Yohan Cabaye has pulled a goal back for Crystal Palace against champions Leicester City.

The defender has missed the last five games with a back injury but the Foxes need him available for Tuesday's quarter final second leg with Atletico Madrid, although he is still rated at just 50-50.

The point took Palace, who have five wins and a draw from their past seven games, up to 15th in the Premier League and seven points clear of the bottom three.

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It was at that moment where the game burst into life as Yohan Cabaye pulled one back nearly immediately, which rallied the home fams to push their team for an equaliser.

Leicester captain Wes Morgan trained with his team-mates on Monday on the eve of the club's crunch Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.

"It doesn't surprise me [that Palace are doing well under Sam Allardyce] having worked with Sam for a very short space of time [at England]". Leicester: Kasper Schmeichel 6, Danny Simpson 5, Robert Huth 7, Yohan Benalouane 6, Christian Fuchs 7, Marc Albrighton 6, Andy King 6, Wilfred Ndidi 6, Riyad Mahrez 8, Jamie Vardy 8, Leonardo Ulloa 6.

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke believes that his side deserved to beat Leicester City after coming from two goals down to rescue a point at Selhurst Park.

Shakespeare's side appeared comfortable without ever threatening to add to their lead during the remainder of the first half but took full advantage when another opportunity came their way seven minutes into second half.

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare: "There is a tinge of disappointment, especially when you go two up away from home".

"We needed to be competitive and we had to pick a team to do that". On reflection, when you finish a game with a point having been 2-0 down, you have to be incredibly satisfied with that point however precious it might be moving forward. We all still need the points. Another game gone and it is precious because it keeps our run going. But we did that and we came back from 2-0 down.

Palace equalised in the 70th minute when Townsend, also always menacing, swung over a cross and Benteke powered through Leicester's defence to head home.