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Freedman pleased with point

26 February 2011 08:30
Crystal Palace twice blew the lead in a 3-3 thriller against Reading but boss Dougie Freedman was happy to come away with a point. The relegation-threatened Eagles were 2-0 up through Darren Ambrose and Neil Danns before Reading hit back via Shane Long's penalty - the first goal Palace have conceded at home in more than 13 hours. After Ambrose had seen a penalty saved by Alex McCarthy, Jimmy Kebe crashed in an equaliser for Reading. Substitute Jermaine Easter fired Palace back in front but Noel Hunt's header secured a point for the play-off chasing Royals. But Freedman said: "In a strange way I'm not frustrated because a point is a real plus for us against a really good, high-energy team. What pleases me is even though we missed a penalty, then it goes back to 2-2, we are still fighting. "A point will do. I felt we deserved a point because we showed great spirit, we've slugged it out with a great team and matched them, and if we'd kept that third goal out of our net would have been a great win. "It's a point gained on the teams below us but I'm not looking back, I'm looking forward at the teams we can catch."

Source: PA