Vital Football

Latest Crystal Palace News

Blade Warnock happy with Palace stalemate

Blade Warnock happy with Palace stalemate

Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock was proud of his players after the stalemate with play off contenders Sheffield United.

Warnock is a Blades fan and is backing them to win the play-offs after they just missed out on the second automatic spot following Birmingham's victory over Reading.

Warnock told the press conferance: 'When I was told about Birmingham winning there was some relief as this result then didn't matter.

'I will get right behind them now for the play-offs and hopefully they can go and finish the job off at Wembley.

'While I am tinged with being a Blade, it was solely a manager's job I had to do. But it wasn't easy for me. I shook Kevin's hand before the game and told him that I wanted to win.

'We couldn't manage that, but we competed really well and had some good chances to score. I couldn't have asked for anything more from my players.'

United manager Kevin Blackwell said: 'You need breaks in these games and we just didn't get them - Speroni made save after save.

'He was the man of the match with three unbelievable saves, and then of course we hit the post. We needed something to go our way and it just didn't happen for us.

'I feel we had two good shouts for penalties for fouls on Darius Henderson, but we didn't get them.

'If I could take anything away from Crystal Palace it would be Lady Luck. I'd put her in the boot of the car and hope that she can rear her head in the play-offs when you need it.

'It was a massive pressure game and they didn't buckle, they just kept going. I can't complain about the display at all and now we just need to reproduce that in the play-offs.'



For the very latest Championship odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Pete Dunbar
Date:Monday May 4 2009
Time: 7:07AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Crystal Palace Articles

Vital View - Premier League, 3rd-5th December 2016

Chelsea's win against Manchester City keeps them at the top ahead of Arsenal now. Swansea, Hull and Sunderland are the sides that remain in the bottom three.

McArthur In Team Of The Week (6/12/16)

Crystal Palace are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Zaha's Double Switch

Former Crystal Palace defender Gareth Southgate, the new England boss, hasn't given up hope of convincing Wilfried Zaha not to switch allegiance to the Ivory Coast.

Archived Vital Palace Articles

Vital Palace articles from

Site Journalists

Eddy Eagle
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Southampton MotM
Suggested By:
Hennessey7%
Tomkins6%
Dann3%
Delaney42%
Ward0%
McArthur9%
Ledley0%
Townsend0%
Puncheon9%
Zaha6%
Christian Benteke15%
Sub - Sako0%
Sub - Kelly0%
Sub - Flamini3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Crystal Palace Results (view all)

Crystal Palace Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 12:30PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 12:30PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 1 2017 4:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 3 2017 8:00PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
The Vital Football Members League