Freedman: Draw between Palace and Millwall was fair result

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DOUGIE Freedman admitted both Crystal Palace and Millwall deserved a point after an enthralling South London derby at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles were well-poised to win the match after first-half goals from Mile Jedinak and Damien Delaney, but Liam Trotter and Mark Beevers hit back for the Lions.

The Scot was frustrated to see his side throw away a two-goal lead, but said his players "had to stick together" after Dean Moxey's red card in the 42nd minute.

He said: "I thought it was a fair result. I felt in the first 40 minutes of the game we were excellent.

"We had control of the game, our passing through the midfield created opportunities and we deserved to be 2-0 up.

"But Millwall did what they do best. They put us under pressure. We conceded a penalty, had a man sent-off and from then on we had to stick together

"We regrouped at half-time. Watching the highlights, they didn't have a lot of clear-cut opportunities and we dealt with a lot of long balls. A point was deserved by both teams."



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