Palace boss Hodgson “can’t ask more of Ward”, happy for Schlupp return + concerns over McCarthy

Palace boss Roy Hodgson praised the performance of Joel Ward last night, after the longest-serving Eagle helped his side to a 0-0 draw with Manchester United. Just before the break the right back prevented an Edinson Cavani back-post tap-in with a stretched clearance from a dangerous Aaron Wan-Bissaka, returning to Selhurst Park.

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“Determination and discipline” – Hodgson highlights keys to Palace’s draw against Manchester United

Boss Roy Hodgson praised the work ethic of his Crystal Palace side last night as they made club history with a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park against Manchester United. The result meant that the Eagles went unbeaten against the Red Devils for the first time in a Premier League campaign, following a 3-1 away win at Old Trafford back in September.

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Preston North End boss gives verdict on loss at Millwall – and explains why he takes blame for Scott Malone’s opener

Alex Neil believed his Preston side should have come away with a point on Tuesday night. And the Scottish boss took responsibility for Millwall’s first goal, an excellent strike by Scott Malone. Ched Evans opened the scoring for North End but the Lions turned the contest around with Mason Bennett heading a late winner.

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