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Last Updated: Saturday, 10 December 2005, 17:13 GMT
Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolves
Andy Johnson scored his first goal for almost three months to salvage a point for Crystal Palace against Wolves.

Palace started the better but Wolves went ahead when Seol Ki-Hyeon collected Tom Huddlestone's pass and fired a shot-cum-cross in at the near post.

Johnson drew the hosts level when he gathered a Tom Soares pass and rifled a low shot into the net from eight yards.

Wolves had chances to win, Huddlestone and Mark Kennedy going close before Kenny Miller screwed an effort wide.


  • Wolves manager Glenn Hoddle:
    It's in the top two's hands. We keep drawing games, and even if we had a great run, we would need them to wobble."

    "You saw with Andrew Johnson how important strikers can be.

    "They're worth their weight in gold. They can turn draws into wins - a new striker could push us up the table."

  • Crystal Palace manager Iain Dowie:
    "We need to go on a fantastic run and for Sheffield United and Reading to slip up, but I believe that is possible.

    "We did a similar thing to reach the play-offs in 2004, and the players are very positive.

    "We dominated the game, and not too many sides will do that to Wolves.


    Crystal Palace: Speroni, Boyce, Ward, Popovic, Soares, Leigertwood, Watson, Hughes, Morrison (McAnuff 82), Freedman (Macken 66), Johnson.
    Subs Not Used: Kiraly, Hudson, Andrews.

    Booked: Macken, Popovic.

    Goals: Johnson 44.

    Wolverhampton: Postma, Edwards, Lescott, Gyepes, Naylor, Anderton, Huddlestone, Kennedy, Seol, Ganea (Clarke 75), Miller.
    Subs Not Used: Ross, Ricketts, Oakes, Olofinjana.

    Booked: Kennedy, Gyepes.

    Goals: Seol 19.

    Att: 19,385

    Ref: M Thorpe (Suffolk).


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