Jedinak: Palace heads held high after Millwall draw

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MILE Jedinak insisted Crystal Palace's players were proud of a point despite throwing away a two-goal lead against Millwall.

Jedinak gave the Eagles the lead in the South London derby with a 30-yard strike but the midfielder admitted the quality of his goal was overshadowed by the final result.

Dean Moxey's red card in the 42nd minute turned the game on its head and Liam Trotter and Mark Beevers secured a point for the Lions after Damien Delaney had put the home side 2-0 up.

"It was great to get a goal but it would have been a little bit sweeter if we had won but it is what it is," he said.

"We always knew it would be difficult with ten men but we had worked on the situation and scenario many times in training.

"I thought we did well considering the circumstances. It's a bit hard to take, conceding from a set-piece and we should be organised but that can happen in football.

"We go away from the game with our heads held high and a little bit unlucky that we didn't get all three points but that's the way it goes sometimes.

"We could have easily lost our shape and discipline, but that's not what we're about this year and it was a credit to the boys for holding on.

"Of course we're disappointed but we knew if we could hold on in the game we might be able to get another one on the counter but it wasn't meant to be.

"There are a lot of positives to take out of today from a game where you play for 65 or 70 minutes with 10 men.

"It's a shame it wasn't three points but overall it was a very positive performance."



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