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Alex Marrow is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Alex Marrow. Free kick taken by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
Marvin Elliott produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Wilfried Zaha crosses the ball.
A cross is delivered by Neil Danns, Damion Stewart manages to make a clearance.
Alex Marrow produces a cross, clearance made by Steven Caulker.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Danns on Kalifa Cisse. Louis Carey takes the direct free kick.
Anthony Gardner receives a yellow card. Anthony Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Albert Adomah. Jamal Campbell-Ryce restarts play with the free kick.
(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Calvin Andrew coming on for Darren Ambrose. Neil Danns gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott. Direct free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.
Effort from just inside the box by Ivan Sproule strikes the post.
The ball is swung over by Brett Pitman, Anthony Gardner fouled by Marvin Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Ivan Sproule.
Kalifa Cisse comes on in place of Cole Skuse.
Sean Scannell delivers the ball, Damion Stewart manages to make a clearance.
Sean Scannell is brought on as a substitute for Jermaine Easter. Marvin Elliott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steffen Iversen. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
David Clarkson leaves the field to be replaced by Ivan Sproule. The assistant referee signals for offside against Jermaine Easter. Liam Fontaine takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on David James by Jermaine Easter results in a free kick. David James restarts play with the free kick.
Liam Fontaine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha. Darren Ambrose takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Steffen Iversen, save by David James.
Inswinging corner taken by Cole Skuse.
Pablo Counago goes off and Steffen Iversen comes on.
Unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter by Marvin Elliott results in a free kick. Darren Ambrose takes the direct free kick.
Jermaine Easter is caught offside. David James restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Patrick McCarthy on David Clarkson, free kick awarded. Louis Carey restarts play with the free kick.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce fouled by Alex Marrow, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Counago on Cole Skuse. Louis Carey restarts play with the free kick.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce is penalised for a handball. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Darren Ambrose, save by David James.
The ball is swung over by Nathaniel Clyne, clearance made by Damion Stewart.
The ball is delivered by Wilfried Zaha.
The ball is sent over by Nathaniel Clyne, clearance made by Liam Fontaine.
Jermaine Easter sends in a cross, Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jermaine Easter. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.
Brett Pitman produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Neil Danns results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Cole Skuse.
The offside flag is raised against Albert Adomah. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Jermaine Easter takes a shot from 20 yards. Save made by David James.
Darren Ambrose crosses the ball.
The ball is swung over by Wilfried Zaha, clearance made by Cole Skuse.
Unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by David Wright results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cole Skuse.
Brett Pitman delivers the ball, save made by Julian Speroni.
Effort on goal by Albert Adomah from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Outswinging corner taken by Jamal Campbell-Ryce from the right by-line.
The ball is delivered by Wilfried Zaha, Louis Carey makes a clearance.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Marrow. Alex Marrow takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damion Stewart by Jermaine Easter. Damion Stewart takes the direct free kick.
Albert Adomah delivers the ball, save made by Julian Speroni.
David Clarkson takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gardner.
Liam Fontaine concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Zaha. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Darren Ambrose, clearance made by Steven Caulker.
Brett Pitman is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Handball decision goes against Damion Stewart. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Darren Ambrose from left wing, Damion Stewart manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Brett Pitman has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Pablo Counago gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damion Stewart. Free kick taken by David James.
Foul by Liam Fontaine on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. Darren Ambrose restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose.
The referee gives a free kick against David Clarkson for handball. David Wright takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Wilfried Zaha.
Marvin Elliott has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter by Damion Stewart results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Ambrose.
Shot from a long way out by Cole Skuse goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is crossed by Wilfried Zaha.
Wilfried Zaha crosses the ball, Damion Stewart manages to make a clearance.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
The first half comes to an end.
The game restarts for the second half.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Duo back for Eagles
Darren Ambrose and Alex Marrow could return for Crystal Palace's clash with Bristol City.
Last year's top scorer Ambrose has been out of action with a hamstring injury since New Year's Day, while fellow midfielder Marrow has been struggling with an ankle knock since November.
New manager Dougie Freedman rates the pair at 50/50 to feature this weekend while Jermaine Easter is poised to start his first game for the Eagles.
The striker made his debut as a substitute during last week's 3-0 defeat at Swansea after joining from MK Dons.
Defender Lee Hills is still on the sidelines with a knee problem.
Bristol City boss Keith Millen will make changes for the trip.
Millen is concerned about his side`s battling qualities after successive heavy home defeats to Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough.
Defenders Liam Fontaine and Louis Carey have now fully recovered from the injuries that sidelined them throughout December and are likely to feature at Selhurst Park.
Fontaine seems certain to replace Kalifa Cisse, who endured a nightmare performance at centre-back against Boro, scoring an own goal and making a series of unforced errors before being substituted.
Millen will also be tempted to reinstate the experienced Carey at right-back - a selection that will permit the combative Cole Skuse to return to his more familiar role in the centre of midfield.
"I have to look at the way we are playing and I have to look at the personnel. I don't have a massive squad available to me at the moment but I need to pick a team that will fight for everything at Crystal Palace," said Millen.
"We've lost that edge in the last couple of games and, all of a sudden, we look easy to beat. I have a couple of players who are coming back to fitness now and they are probably ready to come back in."
Freedman still waiting for a win
Dougie Freedman is still looking for his first win since taking over as permanent Crystal Palace boss after they drew 0-0 with Bristol City.
The visitors looked to be there for the taking, having shipped seven goals without reply in successive defeats by Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough.
But former Eagles striker Freedman, who was confirmed as George Burley's successor last week, was left frustrated as his side failed to take advantage and missed the chance to climb out of the npower Championship relegation zone.
Darren Ambrose came closest to finding the net for the hosts when he rattled the post early in the second half, and City's Ivan Sproule repeated the trick at the other end late on.
But with two sides desperately lacking in confidence in front of goal a stalemate was always on the cards.
After a tentative start from both teams, City created the first chance for Brett Pitman.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce sent over an inviting cross but Pitman, looking for his 12th goal of the season, crashed his volley wide.
Palace's jittery rearguard then gave Albert Adomah the time and space to shoot but his effort flew too high.
David James was in the City goal after the club successfully appealed against his red card against Boro, and he was called into action for the first time on the half hour.
Jermaine Easter, making his full Palace debut after joining from MK Dons, drilled a shot in from 20 yards and James made a comfortable save.
Moments later Pitman took aim from 25 yards with a fierce drive which just cleared Julian Speroni's crossbar.
Palace's best opportunity of the first half came shortly before the interval when Pablo Counago's shot was blocked by Damion Stewart and the ball fell to Darren Ambrose, whose curling effort was plucked out of the air by James.
Ambrose, back in the Palace side after another spell on the sidelines, came agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock five minutes after the interval when his 20-yard drive cannoned back off the post with James beaten.
Freedman threw on Steffen Iversen and Sean Scannell in a bid to find an elusive goal.
But instead it was City who almost snatched a dramatic win nine minutes from time when Sproule let fly only to be denied by the woodwork.
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