Milivojevic expected second goal
Midfielder Luka Milivojevic admits he was at a loss as to how Crystal Palace scored just one goal against West Ham on Saturday.
Wilfried Zaha’s deflected shot on 76 minutes salvaged a point for Palace after Mark Noble’s first-half penalty had given the Hammers the lead but there is a sense that the hosts let slip a great opportunity to take all three points at Selhurst Park.
The Eagles bossed the second period and would have claimed the spoils had James McArthur not contrived to miss from six yards out when it seemed easier to score.
Manager Roy Hodgson is confident that his side will be safe this season despite the fact they are just three points above the relegation zone in 13th spot.
And Serbia ace Milivojevic echoed those thoughts while suggesting that his side should have added to their tally.
‘I’m very proud with how we played over the 90 minutes,’ he said.
‘The first half we played well and created two or three chances.
In the second half, I don’t even remember how many chances we created.
In the end we scored.
We were unlucky not to score two or three goals.
‘I was sure that, because we were going for the second one and we felt the fans were behind us, that we’d go for the second goal.
But they are an experienced team, they dealt in the last 10 minutes with that.
In the end, we scored just one goal.
What can I say?’