Leeds United v Crystal Palace: We were crowded out - Burley

Crystal Palace Palace boss George Burley called for his players to learn how to close out a game after again coming home from Yorkshire empty-handed.

Palace were leading late on at Sheffield United a fortnight ago only to lose, and Burley was frustrated to see history repeat itself at Elland Road in a 2-1 reverse on Saturday.

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He said: "We are improving but I am disappointed we got nothing out of the game.

"In the last couple of away games we've got our noses in front and played really well but we encouraged too much pressure from the opposition and that is something we have to be better at.

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"We created some good chances and a second goal would maybe have finished the game but we didn't manage to score again and conceded two late goals.

"The Leeds crowd were fantastic. They were urging the ball into our net."

Palace had looked set for a shock win when Neil Danns struck at the end of the first half but the hosts never gave up and were rewarded when

Luciano Becchio hit two goals in the last nine minutes for United.

Reward

Leeds boss Simon Grayson said: "We started the game well but their goalkeeper was in outstanding form and we got done by a sucker-punch.

"Our fans demand that we keep going to the very end and that is what we did. We finished the game with four or five centre forwards on the pitch, had a really good go and gained our reward."

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