Crystal Palace v Leeds United: Snodin has no complaints

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Leeds United assistant manager Glyn Snodin had no complaints despite the Whites failing to make their extra man advantage count against Crystal Palace.

He said: “We thought we did well. We tried to get the ball out wide and make the extra man count.

“We got the goal in the second half and thought we could push on and go and win the game.

“But Palace are good on the break, even with 10 men, and when Wilfried [Zaha] came on.

“They came out in the first half and put us on the back foot. They had a few early shots and then went 1-0 up after six minutes, like they did last season, so it was a good point for us.

“They started the second half well, but they also had men behind the ball and sometimes it is hard to break them down.

“We had the game plan - to make sure we kept on getting the ball wide and not to go central and hopefully we would get the result.”

Palace manager Dougie Freedman hailed his players after Sean Scannell was sent off in the first half for collecting two yellow cards by referee David Coote when Chris Martin had given the Eagles a sixth minute lead.

But despite having the extra man, the Whites struggled to overcome a resilient Palace side until substitute Robert Snodgrass drew them level in the 63rd minute.

Freedman said: “A manager is always going to be disappointed with any sending off. The way it came about was also disappointing.

“I felt the decision was made too quickly and looking back, (it was) probably not a sending off.

“But the referee has to make these decisions in real time and the game is quick today. I think that’s why the few seconds after the referee blows the whistle, is very crucial to them.

“It is unfortunate but we don’t look for excuses. We got on with it and got a good point.

“We played well in the first half and controlled the majority of the match and we had a deserved lead at half-time.

“Unfortunately, the goal set us back because we had to adjust mentally and physically because when you are down to 10 men, they could have gone on and won the game.

“But we had great energy levels and I am happy with that point.”

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