Former player Mark Bright has taken to social networking site Twitter in order to congratulate Crystal Palace on picking up a decent draw with Everton as they came from behind to draw 1-1 at Goodison Park.
Romelu Lukaku gave the Toffees the lead after a frantic start, firing home a delightful free-kick from 20-yards out as Ronald Koeman’s men headed in to the half-time interval one up.
But Palace fought back in the second period with new signing Christian Benteke scoring a superb header, and the Eagles could count themselves a little unfortunate not to go on and pick up all three points.
Writing on Twitter after the full-time whistle, former Palace player Mark Bright feels Alan Pardew’s men more than deserved their share of the spoils, though lamented the amount if yellow cards dished out.
There were a total of nine yellow cards shown by referee Jon Moss, the most of any Premier League match this season, though it hardly had the feel of a dirty and feisty encounter.
Both teams were competitive, and for the most part both defences were on top as Belgium international teammates Lukaku and Benteke were often kept quiet.
The draw extends Palace’s good run of form; it is now five league games unbeaten for the South London side, a remarkable turnaround following the negativity after losing their opening two matches.
Everton’s point momentarily moves them back up to third place while Palace are up to seventh, one point ahead of fellow London side Chelsea.