Crystal Palace 1-1 Stoke City: Eagles and Potters share the spoils

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Crystal Palace drew 1-1 with Stoke City at Selhurst Park on Saturday, as the Eagles and Potters battled it out in south London.

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Two goals in 93 first half seconds wrote the story of this game as James McArthur headed home the opener but Peter Crouch answered soon after.

Both teams had chances to take all three points but goalkeepers Asmir Begovic and Julian Speroni were in fine form.

With the draw Palace are in 16th on 15 points, while Stoke are 11th on 19 points.

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Palace took the lead early as Yannick Bolasie ran down the left flank and clipped in a perfect cross which McArthur headed home. 1-0 to the Eagles.

However just 93 seconds later Stoke were level as Bojan ran free down the right and pulled the ball back for Jonathan Walters who scuffed his shot but Crouch tidied things up at the back post. 1-1.

Palace pressed hard to go back in front as McArthur found space in the box but his shot was well saved by Begovic.

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In the second half Begovic made another great save from McArthur as he tipped the ball away down to his right.

Both teams looked to be settling for a point but Stoke pressed late in the game as USMNT man Geoff Cameron looped a ball to the back post which dropped to Crouch but his effort was saved well by Speroni.

LINEUPS

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Ward, Jedinak, McArthur (Bannan, 85′), Ledley, Zaha (Puncheon, 61′), Bolasie, Chamakh (Gayle, 77′)

Goal: McArthur (11′)

Stoke City: Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Nzonzi, Cameron; Diouf, Krkic (Arnautovic, 55′), Walters; Crouch

Goal: Crouch (13′)