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Eagles draw at leaders

April 21 2012

Glenn Murray

Glenn Murray

Crystal Palace played out a 2-2 draw at 10-man Reading.

Palace shocked the Championship leaders by going in front after 14 minutes through Wilfried Zaha. The Palace winger was teed up by Glenn Murray to fire home from 12 yards his eighth goal of the season.

Six minutes later, Reading were on level terms as a goalmouth scramble in which the ball was cleared off the line twice saw Kaspars Gorkss eventually head into the net.

Eagles stopper Julian Speroni had to be substituted on 25 minutes after injuring his hand while catching a corner and he was replaced by Lewis Price.

Five minutes later, Palace had another injury blow - this time Paul McShane coming off for Matt Parsons.

Murray clipped the crossbar from the edge of the box before Jason Roberts was shown a straight red card just before the half-time whistle after catching Jonathan Parr with an elbow.

Ten-man Reading took the lead in the 53rd minute when Adam Le Fondre nodded in Noel Hunt's cross from six yards.

Palace levelled it at 2-2 in the 76th minute thanks to a superb shot by Murray from 12 yards out after the Reading defence failed to clear a corner for his seventh goal of the season.

Reading: Federici, Cummings, Pearce, Gorkss, Harte, Robson-Kanu (Le Fondre 46), Mullins (Gunnarsson 85), Leigertwood (Tabb 80), McAnuff, Roberts, Hunt.

Not Used: McCarthy, Church.

Palace: Speroni (Price 25), De Silva, McCarthy, McShane (Parsons 31), Moxey, Zaha, Ambrose (Pedroza 61), Garvan, O'Keefe, Parr, Murray.

Not Used: Scannell, Appiah.

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