Palace’s fight­back pleases Hodg­son

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

PRE­MIER LEAGUE: Roy Hodg­son praised his Crys­tal Palace play­ers’ re­sponse in fall­ing be­hind to a goal that should not have stood by re­cov­er­ing to draw 2-2 at home to Arse­nal.

Luka Milivo­je­vic’s sec­ond penalty se­cured a valu­able point and de­nied Arse­nal a 12th suc­ces­sive vic­tory.

He had ear­lier given them the lead be­fore watch­ing Granit Xhaka’s fine free-kick, and then Pierre-Em­er­ick Aubameyang’s fin­ish fol­low­ing Alexan­dre La­cazette’s clear hand­ball.

Hodg­son said: “It wasn’t ex­actly a touch of the hand, but one which helped the ball to the player who scored.

“It was tremen­dous that the play­ers came back from that.”

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