BY SAM SMITH
Roy Hodgson felt his Crystal Palace side would have comfortably seen off Cardiff City had they scored the first goal in today’s 0-0 draw.
The Eagles missed several excellent opportunities to breach the Bluebirds.
“We started the game so well but lost our way a bit,” said the 71-year-old. “We were really asking some questions of them and it was looking good – we hit the bar in the first minute.
“We got back on the horse at the start of the second half. We really just needed a goal, something to work for us, perhaps it might have been a free-kick. Then we would have been comfortable and maybe would have scored a second. We dealt with their system well, we produced the attacking play I wanted us to produce.
“There were only two occasions when I felt we would score, when Connor [Wickham] had the shot soon after he came on and when Wilfried [Zaha] went through. The other chances were half ones when the ball is bouncing around.”
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