Crystal Palace v Millwall
- FT 90 +6
- HT 0-0
Glenn Murray missed a penalty as Crystal Palace's barren run in front of goal continued against south London rivals Millwall.
He sliced horribly wide in the 72nd minute after Paul Robinson had fouled Palace captain Paddy McCarthy.
Murray had also squandered a series of first-half chances, while Jay Simpson had a shot saved for Millwall.
Wilfried Zaha came close for Palace in the second half but Steve Mildenhall palmed away his effort.
The result means Palace have not found the net for 485 minutes, stretching back more than five Championship matches.
Dougie Freedman's side should have taken the lead in the sixth minute but Murray set the tone for the afternoon by missing a gilt-edged chance.
The frontman just had to tap Dean Moxey's low cross in at the far post but failed to make contact with the ball.
The hosts had their first penalty appeal waved away when referee David Webb ruled Jack Smith's clumsy challenge on Sean Scannell was just outside the area.
Murray could have had a hat-trick by half-time, but he volleyed Mile Jedinak's cross weakly at Mildenhall and then had an overhead kick superbly saved at full stretch by the Lions keeper.
Simpson went closest for the visitors in the first half when his shot was saved by Julian Speroni.
Early in the second half, Zaha out-paced Smith before firing in a shot that Mildenhall kept out.
Palace were screaming for a penalty again when Nathan Baker tripped Zaha. That was turned away but, moments later, referee Webb did point to the spot.
Robinson was adjudged to have climbed on McCarthy. Murray stepped up - only to strike it badly.
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Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman told BBC London 94.9:
"We're in this small rut but it's in the middle of the season. It would be difficult if it was at the beginning with confidence or at the end when you are in the relegation zone.
"So I feel right now that as long as we keep performing as we have done then we can look each other in the eye on a Monday morning and think to ourselves 'well look, we gave it our all'. I am sure it will turn.
"I won't have to gee Glenn Murray up on Monday morning. If anything he'll have to gee me up on Monday. That's the way it goes."
Millwall manager Kenny Jackett told BBC London 94.9:
"They have a lot of ability in their side and they've certainly improved since last season, so to come here and get a point in a local derby was good.
"Most importantly for me it was a good performance after a couple of disappointing ones and we have to continue to do that.
"We had more strikes, more chances and some very good crosses today. It gives us something to base on and a performance level we are going to need in the Championship to start getting up the league."
- 01 Speroni
- 02 Clyne
- 05 McCarthy
- 06 Gardner
- 21 Moxey
- 10 Garvan Booked
- 11 Scannell
- 15 Jedinak Booked
- 16 Zaha
- 17 Murray (Easter - 81' )
- 35 C Martin (Ambrose - 73' )
- 34 Price
- 03 Wright
- 04 Parr
- 07 Ambrose
- 19 Easter
- 23 Mildenhall
- 05 Robinson Booked
- 21 Smith
- 27 Baker Booked
- 31 Lowry
- 06 Trotter Booked
- 15 Feeney
- 16 Barron (Howard - 83' )
- 26 Abdou
- 09 Marquis (Henry - 61' )
- 20 Simpson
- 13 Allsopp
- 18 Ward
- 10 McQuoid
- 14 Henry
- 24 Howard
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The match has reached full-time.90:00 +5:15
James Henry has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.90:00 +4:56
Liam Feeney crosses the ball, blocked by Dean Moxey.90:00 +4:31
James Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Gardner. Free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.90:00 +3:12
Brian Howard produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.90:00 +3:12 Booking
Booking Mile Jedinak goes into the referee's book.90:00 +2:57
James Henry fouled by Mile Jedinak, the ref awards a free kick.90:00 +2:08
Jay Simpson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.90:00 +1:26
Effort on goal by Darren Ambrose from long range goes over the crossbar.90:00 +0:46
Effort from the edge of the area by Liam Feeney goes wide of the right-hand post.88:59
Free kick awarded for a foul by Wilfried Zaha on Nathan Baker. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.88:37
Brian Howard challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wilfried Zaha restarts play with the free kick.87:53
Centre by James Henry, save made by Julian Speroni.86:08
Jack Smith fouled by Darren Ambrose, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Howard.85:32
Liam Feeney produces a cross, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.83:30
Nadjim Abdou challenges Nathaniel Clyne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Wilfried Zaha, Liam Feeney manages to make a clearance.82:07 Substitution
Substitution Brian Howard joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Barron.80:49 Substitution
Substitution (Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Jermaine Easter coming on for Glenn Murray.80:22
Nathan Baker challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathaniel Clyne.77:59
Unfair challenge on Dean Moxey by Jack Smith results in a free kick. Mile Jedinak takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, clearance made by Liam Feeney.76:28
A cross is delivered by Wilfried Zaha, blocked by Nadjim Abdou.76:10
The ball is delivered by Liam Feeney, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.74:53
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Simpson by Sean Scannell. Liam Trotter restarts play with the free kick.74:09
Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne by James Henry results in a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.71:48 Penalty
Power penalty missed by Glenn Murray.71:48 Substitution
Substitution Chris Martin leaves the field to be replaced by Darren Ambrose.71:48 Booking
Booking The referee shows Paul Robinson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.71:42
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy by Paul Robinson.71:03
Owen Garvan takes a inswinging corner.70:09
Sean Scannell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.68:23
Liam Trotter concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Zaha. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.67:13
Corner taken by Chris Martin, Effort from inside the area by Mile Jedinak misses to the right of the target.66:58
Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Blocked by Nathan Baker.64:40
Nathaniel Clyne fouled by Scott Barron, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.62:12
Shot comes in from James Henry from the free kick, Jack Smith gets a block in.62:12 Booking
Booking Owen Garvan is booked.61:38
Unfair challenge on Jay Simpson by Owen Garvan results in a free kick.60:42 Substitution
Substitution John Marquis goes off and James Henry comes on.58:25
Chris Martin is ruled offside. Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.57:47
Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save made by Steve Mildenhall.56:12
Dean Moxey has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.55:39
Corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan, clearance by Shane Lowry.55:33
The ball is swung over by Dean Moxey, Shane Lowry makes a clearance.54:22
Close range headed effort by Jay Simpson clears the crossbar.52:23
Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.52:23 Booking
Booking Liam Trotter goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.51:58
Liam Trotter challenges Chris Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick.49:32
Glenn Murray challenges Paul Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.48:29
Sean Scannell sends in a cross.46:28
Owen Garvan crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jack Smith makes a clearance.46:28 Booking
Booking Nathan Baker goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.46:11
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha by Nathan Baker.45:33
Wilfried Zaha produces a cross, Shane Lowry makes a clearance.45:01
The second half kicks off.45:00 +1:33 Half time
Half Time It is the end of the first-half.45:00 +1:10
The ball is sent over by John Marquis, Scott Barron takes a shot. Comfortable save by Julian Speroni.44:38
Mile Jedinak produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.44:15
John Marquis produces a cross, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.42:32
Effort from the edge of the box by Sean Scannell goes wide of the right-hand upright.40:55
Sean Scannell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Smith. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.37:47
Mile Jedinak challenges Liam Trotter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shane Lowry.37:10
Glenn Murray has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.36:14
Wilfried Zaha produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.34:41
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan from the right by-line, Liam Trotter makes a clearance.33:59
Shot by Glenn Murray. Save by Steve Mildenhall.33:14
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Owen Garvan, clearance made by John Marquis.33:09
Wilfried Zaha produces a cross, clearance by Jack Smith.29:59
Mile Jedinak produces a cross, Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.29:25
Glenn Murray challenges Paul Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.28:56
Handball decision goes against Jack Smith. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.27:39
Liam Feeney sends in a cross.26:21
The ball is delivered by Liam Feeney.24:58
Centre by Liam Feeney.24:17
Shane Lowry challenges Chris Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Owen Garvan takes the direct free kick.23:42
Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save made by Steve Mildenhall.22:17
Nadjim Abdou crosses the ball, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.21:32
Liam Feeney crosses the ball.20:22
Centre by Wilfried Zaha, clearance by Shane Lowry.17:57
Chris Martin takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Trotter. Corner taken by Owen Garvan, comfortable save by Steve Mildenhall.16:32
Jay Simpson takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.12:58
Liam Feeney takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.11:23
Unfair challenge on Liam Trotter by Mile Jedinak results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Shane Lowry.10:04
Jack Smith challenges Sean Scannell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Martin.9:00
Nathan Baker concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick McCarthy. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.6:45
Chris Martin challenges Jack Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick.5:23
Dean Moxey produces a cross.0:58
Unfair challenge on Anthony Gardner by John Marquis results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.0:00
The referee gets the game started.
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