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Villa winger Downing: Palace can play without pressure

Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing admits they must be focused in their FA Cup replay with Crystal Palace.

The winger believes the pressure will be on Villa to perform because of their higher league status and home advantage.

He told the club's website: "We've got a massive game against Crystal Palace and people will probably expect us to win.

"But we've seen how tough it was at Palace and we are lucky to still be in the tie because it was a late goal.

"I think we all knew in the dressing room that it would be a tough game.

"They'll come and they've got nothing to lose so it will be tough for us because the pressure is on us to win."

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