Selhurst Park

Next Game

C Palace v Newcastle

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 20:00

Capital One Cup Third Round

Goodison Park

Last Game

Everton 2 - 3 C Palace

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Pulis hails important point

Tony Pulis hailed an important point as Crystal Palace battled back to earn a 1-1 draw with Swansea before revealing Jerome Thomas would be fined for diving.

Last Updated: 03/03/14 at 10:43 Post Comment

Tony Pulis: Pleased with a hard-earned point on the road

Tony Pulis: Pleased with a hard-earned point on the road

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The hosts were dominant in the first period of Sunday's Premier League clash - enjoying 83 per cent possession - and deservedly took the lead via Jonathan de Guzman on 25 minutes.

Eagles boss Pulis changed his formation for the second period, bringing Glenn Murray on immediately after the break and the decision paid dividends, with the striker notching a late penalty - his first Premier League goal after recently returning from a long injury lay-off - to earn a point for the visitors.

Afterwards, the Palace boss insisted the result - which lifted the Eagles three points clear of the drop zone - was for the football club as a whole, rather than individuals.

He told Sky Sports: "It's not about Glenn, it's not about me, it's not about anyone - it's the football club that's really delighted that we've got a point today.

"It's an important point and we've got to pick points up away from home.

"But you've got to give credit to Swansea, I thought they were very good first half and we were, I thought, the dominant side second half."

Diving fines

Pulis confirmed he would be fining Jerome Thomas after the substitute dived in the penalty area late on to try and earn another penalty.

Thomas was booked by referee Mike Dean for his antics and Pulis said diving would cost the player, as well as Marouane Chamakh.

He said: "I've just had a chat with JT about falling over in the box, Cham(akh) did it as well and we'll fine them, they'll pay money.

"I keep on about it to other people about people falling over when they're not touched.

"Thank goodness JT has gone in and seen Mike anyway and apologised himself.

"But it's something we should stamp out of the game, and certainly those two will be fined this week."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

No concerns over Steven Gerrard, says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers remains confident that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will continue to deliver at the highest level.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hails strength of Abou Diaby ahead of return

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed the strength of character in Abou Diaby following his latest injury comeback.

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers says Mario Balotelli is a 'good guy'

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is enjoying working with Mario Balotelli.

Mail Box

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property