Here are five things we learned from Palace's 0-0 draw with Cardiff City.

Same issues haunt Hodgson

The score line says it all.

Another game of wasted chances for Palace. 63% possession, 31 shots and just the five on target.

The game should’ve been wrapped up by half time but instead they were left thanking their keeper for his fine save to salvage a point.

There has been talk of Hodgson being under pressure recently, but there can be no blame on the manager today, his sides' finishing just isn’t up to scratch.

Wickham return

A pleasant sight for fans and manager alike.

Wickham coming on the pitch for the first time for any real action since last season.

He looked a little rusty but to have another option up front must be a delight for Roy Hodgson. He nearly got on the scoresheet right away, but like his colleagues he squandered his chance to make the grand return.

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Midfield dilemmas

Cardiff sat with a bank of seven it seemed and Palace struggled to find any way through.

Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur and Meyer were sat across the middle of the park and not once could they find the killer pass to create a golden opportunity.

Meyer possesses the most ability and can find the pass, but when he was withdrawn on the hour a more direct route looked the play, with little success.

Missed Opportunity

This will feel like a loss to Hodgson and his men. After the stunning win at the Etihad last week, backing it up with three points would’ve lifted them to 13th. That would’ve been some achievement considering the ‘poor’ run of results at the beginning of the season.

The fact Cardiff players were throwing their shirts in to the crowd at the end shows how highly they regard this result.

Palace dropped two points here.

Stubborn City

It’s not pretty but it works. Palace were guilty of squandering a host of chances but Cardiff looked organised and executed Warnock’s plan to a ‘T.’

They eeked a further point away from the relegation zone but with it so congested down there, so poor is Cardiff’s attack they’ll have to rely on their backline to stay solid if they are to avoid the drop.