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Crystal Palace boss Hodgson delighted with 'quality' defending for Arsenal draw

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson was pleased with his players after their 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

Hodgson was proud of the Palace defence for the way they handled the visitors' attack.

He said, “I thought that we were playing today against a team packed full of quality, and that's not surprising seeing as they've won 11 on the bounce. To have kept all of their players of note as quiet as we did was good, and the one we didn't keep quiet was Xhaka with his bullet of a free-kick.

“If we take the players playing up front, our front players were much more noticeable today then the Arsenal ones, and that's great credit to the quality of the defenders that I have at Crystal Palace."

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