Manager reaction as two old-timers draw at Palace

Last updated : 27 December 2018 By Michael Morris

141 years old between them, Roy Hodgson (71) and Neil Warnock (70) still cutting it at the highest level.

Palace manager Roy Hodgson: "We really took the game to Cardiff, but they were defending doggedly and with a lot of players behind the ball and making it difficult for us of course, but to get 32 shots, 24 in the second half, and hit the cross bar, and force some saves, unfortunately it wouldn't find the net for us today."


Cardiff manager Neil Warnock: "We knew we were gonna be up against it, but I thought we prepared really good, I thought the lads were really in for it, and after that first ten minutes when we were a little bit apprehensive I thought we grew into the game before half time."

"We've shot ourselves in the foot so many times by giving away elementary goals, especially last week against Manchester United. We had to be a lot sharper and we changed things and i'm pleased we did now, we looked solid but we also looked capable of scoring.

"I went for it at the end by sending them up for the free-kick, because I always felt that we could have scored a goal and that's probably something to brush up on a little bit.

"Today we didn't play any big lads and no long throws, but I thought we played quite well at times."