Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson revealed that, despite his team doing enough to win the game, he is not disappointed with the point against Newcastle.

Palace again failed to score at home despite creating many chances and endured a stalemate against Newcastle on Saturday afternoon but Hodgson denied any frustrations with his squad.

“I think we played well enough to win the game, we created enough chances," he said after the game.

“I thought throughout the game our shape and defensive discipline was great as was theirs unfortunately for us.

“We got through them enough times, but it just did not go our way today but I am not frustrated as you can be when you think you have done enough to win it but you don’t.

“But I am not disappointed because I think It was a good performance today from start to finish. The quality of our football was good and the quality of our defending was exceptionally good.”

“We came across an organised and disciplined Newcastle team today who worked very hard to make sure we do not get over many chances. When those chances came our way we missed one or two.”

Crystal Palace were given a scare in the match warm-up when star man Wilfred Zaha went down the tunnel earlier than his teammates clutching his upper back.

Despite the assumed injury, Zaha played the full 90 minutes and still looked like Palace’s most dangerous player but failed produce the same moment of magic that we witnessed last week against Huddersfield.

“I think he is feeling something on the top of his back, they [physio and doctor] were taping that up for him a little bit, I think it must be a muscle thing.

“But he was passed fit by both the doctor and the physio and he certainly had no desire to not play the game.

“As far as I am concerned he got through the 95 minutes and I am hoping it won’t be a problem for him going forward in the week, so I will have to wait and see.

“He was quieter today, wasn’t he? I don’t think he expected his comments to be treated the way that were. I don’t think when he said it he would he would get a week full of polemics.

“The fact he was a bit quieter today could be partly down to the mass media comments on the interview he made [last week] or it could have been the back spasm that occurred in the warm-up.”