No One Better From The Spot

Last updated : 08 April 2019 By Footy Mad - Editor

Luka Milivojevic was at the centre of everything for the Eagles. He made more passes than any of his team-mates, had the joint-most touches and scored the decisive goal.

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Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson told Premier League Productions: "We dealt with Newcastle's attacking threat and it was a sterling effort by the back four and goalkeeper to deal with the balls they whipped into the area.

"And on the counter-attack or even at the start of the game, not on the counter-attack, we looked dangerous. We were constantly threatening and looking like we might score.

"There's no-one better from the spot [than Luka Milivojevic]. It's great that Luka is doing that and it's the real skill but we have to pay tribute to Wilfried Zaha, who keeps winning these penalties."

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez on Match of the Day: "It's a big disappointment because we had a lot of chances and lots of shots on goal but this is sometimes the kind of game you cannot win but it is important not to lose.

"The most difficult one is the final third. We pushed and we attacked but we didn't control the counter-attack the way we should have done."