...then sit back

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Total Football -

Con­ced­ing first against Palace is of­ten a death sen­tence − as Townsend ac­knowl­edged, "Once we get ahead we work very hard on our defensive shape." Hav­ing pushed up in the first half, com­mit­ting men for­ward to put United un­der pres­sure, Palace dropped back in the sec­ond and de­fended deep, look­ing to hit their hosts on the break.

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