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‘Two points lost’ – Oliver Glasner reflects on Crystal Palace’s draw at Nottingham Forest

Crystal Palace boss Oliver Glasner believes his side dropped two points from their 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles took the lead early after 11 minutes when Jean-Philippe Mateta riffled home a shot beyond Matz Sels after collecting a pass from Eberechi Eze inside the penalty area.

Eberechi Eze was presented with a great chance to put Palace 2-0 up in the 37th minute when he was played through by Adam Wharton, but the Greenwich-born attacker shot straight at Forest keeper Matz Sels.

Chris Wood equalised for the home side in the 61st minute when Morgan Gibbs-White was given time and space on the edge of the box to pick out Chris Wood, who looped a header over Dean Henderson.

The Eagles had 10 shots – three of which were on target – but picked up their second consecutive draw under Glasner.

Palace stayed eight points above the relegation zone.

“It feels like two points lost,” said Glasner.

“We had enough chances and created them brilliantly. Congratulations to my staff because the set plays were brilliant today – always options and always dangerous.

“In some phases of the game, we were under too much pressure and they had the quality to score the goal.

“Chris Wood is a fantastic player in the box. In this situation, we didn’t get enough pressure on the ball. 

“There were some phases that we were not confident enough with the ball. We took the lead, and normally, you should have confidence.

“There were 15 minutes where there was a lot of pressure and we lost the balls too early. Then we did it much better before half time.

“We had the chance to make it 2-0 before half time. I had the feeling at the end of the game we had maybe a little bit more power.

“We had chances with set-plays and also with Jeffrey Schlupp. The substitutes had a very good impact.”

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