Palace out to set the record straight at Norwich’s expense

Crystal Palace's Joel Ward was at fault for a 95th equaliser for 10-man Wolves in the Premier League

Crystal Palace's Joel Ward was at fault for a 95th equaliser for 10-man Wolves in the Premier League Picture: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward admitted the Eagles cannot wait for Norwich City’s Premier League visit after conceding a 95th minute equaliser to 10-man Wolves at Selhurst Park.

Ward misjudged a cross from Adama Traore in the final act of the game on Sunday that was slotted by Diogo Joto, and the full-back plans to take out his own frustrations on the Canaries.

"We'll digest the Wolves game, go again and get ourselves ready for Norwich," he said. "We've got another home game to put it right and carry on the momentum, from what, at times, was a strong performance, especially in the second half.

"It's a bitter one to swallow that, especially to concede so late on and the type of goal we conceded it was not ideal.

"It was just one of those misjudgements, it skimmed off the top off of my head, it's never nice to concede late on and we've got to learn from that.

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"There's a couple of scenarios where we should have probably done a little bit better, especially late on in the game and just put it to bed, with a ball down the line and just put it into the corner or whatever it may be.

"But we dust ourselves down and go again this week."

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Eagles' chief Roy Hodgson conceded the 1-1 draw felt more like a defeat for Palace, who have picked up eight points from their opening six Premier League games.

"They will go away very, very happy, feeling that they've won the game really," he said, speaking to his club's official site. "Because when you've been behind and you've had a long time to come to terms with the fact that you're probably not going to get any points and then you get one, it's a great feeling, a happy feeling.

"Of course, in contrast to that, when you really think that this is our game, this is our three points and suddenly it becomes one, it's like a defeat."

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