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Palace defender: Swansea City a lot better than people may think

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CRYSTAL Palace defender Brede Hangeland admitted Swansea City would have been disappointed not to win on Saturday but hailed the defensive display put in by the Eagles.

The hosts took a deserved lead after battering Palace in the opening 15 minutes before Mile Jedinak broke their rhythm with an equaliser from the penalty spot.

Hangeland was, of course, delighted to come away with a point against a side challenging for a top six place this season.

"I thought we played a really good team in Swansea," he told the Advertiser.

"They moved the ball around exceptionally well and they had worked on their pattern of play.

"They have good players, and at the start of the first half we were terrible and they were very good.

"Swansea keep the ball really well with their style of their play then they explode when there's time and space.

"It took us a while to find out feet but then we had a good spell after the equaliser. They did have more chances and would have been disappointed not to win.

"When you look at Swansea, other teams have better players but actually they are really good.

"We would have liked to create more chances on the counter attack but sometime you have to dig in and that's what we did."

By Mark Ritson (Twitter @MR_LWMedia)

Palace defender: Swansea City a lot better than people may think


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