Freedman happy with point
Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman praised his youthful side for their 2-2 draw at champions-elect Reading.
Palace scored the opener in the 13th minute when Dean Moxey sent a cross in from the left and Zaha just got his foot to the ball to steer it past Reading keeper Adam Federici. Six minutes later Reading, who had Jason Roberts sent off, were level as Ian Harte's corner was headed around in the area before Gorkss powered a header into the net. At the break Reading brought on Adam Le Fondre and in the 53rd minute he headed in Noel Hunt's cross for his 12th goal of the season before Murray struck the equaliser with a superb close range volley 16 minutes from time. He said: "I think our young lads performed very well and if it was a difficult game for them then they have learned from it. "I thought they handled the situation well. We are going through a little bit of a bad spell with injuries but the young players stepped up and I am so proud of the way they played."