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CRYSTAL PALACE v SWANSEA RECAP: Eagles fail to break down Swans

Crystal Palace were held to a 0-0 draw by Swansea City at Selhurst Park on Monday night.

Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford spurned a glorious chance to open his Eagles account but fired straight at Lukasz Fabianski who fisted away gratefully.

Swans keeper Fabianski also came up with a stellar save to keep out Brede Hangeland's glancing header early in the second half while Palace gloveman Wayne Hennessey hardly had anything to do in South London.

The draw saw Alan Pardew's Palace remain fifth on the table as Alan Curtis' Swansea stayed 17th.


MATCH OVERVIEW

Crystal Palace: 0
Swansea City: 0
Selhurst Park, London - 23,714


TALKING POINTS

- Palace lacking some cutting edge up front. Does Pardew need a new striker in January or do they just have to wait for their current forwards to find form?

- Swansea beginning to show signs of improvement after a poor run. Curtis has made them tough to break down but they may need some help up forward having scored just two goals in their past five outings.



WHAT'S NEXT?

Palace host London rivals Chelsea on Sunday as Swansea travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on Saturday.



TWITTER INSIGHT



QUOTES CORNER

Palace's Pardew on his side's first half of the season:

"We've got 31 points after 18 games: wow. That's fantastic for us.

"Now we've got to hope some of our strikers come back to us.

"You could tell it was our second game in three days. We lacked a bit of imagination and flair."


Swansea caretaker Curtis on his future:

"Nobody's said anything to me, we're just carrying on as normal.

"And now we're just looking towards next weekend.

"The club are in the process of I think interviewing people, or certainly looking at potential candidates."


STATS SPECIALS
*Thanks to Opta

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