Crystal Palace 0-0 Swansea City: Eagles wasteful

  • Zaha, Bamford go close
  • Palace still in fifth
  • Swansea keep clean sheet
  • Crystal Palace drew 0-0 with Swansea City at Selhurst Park on Monday with Alan Pardew‘s side missing a chance to close ground on the top four.

    Palace missed multiple chances with Wilfried Zaha and Patrick Bamford going close, with Gylfi Sigurdsson having Swansea’s best chance.

    The Eagles remain in fifth, while Swansea sit two points above the relegation zone.

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    Zaha looked lively for Palace in the first half but a brutal battle played out in midfield with both teams eager to assert their dominance.

    That manifested itself in a battle between Yohan Cabaye and Jack Cork with the former shown a yellow card for a nasty tackle on the latter.

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    In the second half Palace continued to push for the opener and Brede Hangeland‘s flicked header from Cabaye’s free kick was saved by Lukasz Fabianski at the back post.

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    A cross from Jason Puncheon just evaded substitute Bamford with Swansea clearing the danger.

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    In the final 30 minutes Swansea finally woke up as Barrow forced Wayne Hennessey to tip the ball over and then Gylfi Sigurdsson had a dangerous cross cleared.

    Sigurdsson then had his free kick well-saved by Hennessey, then Bamford struck straight at Fabianski and Zaha flashed an effort just wide of the post with Swansea holding on for a point but Palace frustrated.