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Warnock delighted with Eagles point

27th December 2018, 01:57 by Michael Holland

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock hailed the 'miracle' tackle from Bruno Ecuele Manga that helped earn a point against Crystal Palace.

The point, courtesy of a 0-0 draw, was only their second away from home in this season's Premier League, and came as they were consistently forced to resist intense pressure.

Wilfied Zaha almost scored when he raced through on goal in the 86th minute, until Manga magnificently denied him, and prevented a third successive defeat.

Last week they lost 5-1 at home to Manchester United, prompting Warnock to make five changes to his starting XI, and after watching Palace not score from 31 shots on goal, the 70-year-old Cardiff manager said: "I don't know how Bruno got to that. A miracle, that.

"Somebody above us; a magnificent tackle. He couldn't catch him given (he had given Zaha) a five-yard start.

"We moved it with purpose, nullified their strengths and kept them to a minimum. We dealt with their crosses magnificently. We could have created a few more opportunities ourselves. It's a point gained.

"They were cream-crackered. Junior (Hoilett) put a shift in. That's as good as I've seen from Kadeem (Harris) and Junior against attacking full-backs. Their goalie (Vicente Guaita) made the best save of the match from Kadeem."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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