Christian Benteke completed Palace's comeback on 70 minutes, overpowering Yohan Benalouane to convert Andros Townsend's cross, though Danny Drinkwater went close to a victor for the visitors late on.
April 15 (Reuters) - Crystal Palace fought back from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 home draw with Leicester City after Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke denied the Premier League champions in a pulsating clash on Saturday.
He said: "The point feels like a win". But psychologically the players are in a much better place than when I arrived which has been reflected in the results. It keeps our undefeated home run going.
The France defender has had a significant influence on the vast improvement in Palace's form that has led to five victories from their past six fixtures and taken them into contention to preserve their Premier League status. "It's a fantastic point".
- The Foxes scored from their first shot in the game, while Robert Huth's goal proved to be Leicester's only shot in the first half. We fell to a long throw-in which was very disappointing, especially our marking, and that knocked us back.
"Could this be a little bit of a blip for them in their run-in this season?". But we did that and we came back from 2-0 down. Once players build a reputation today, home-grown players particularly, there's always a lot of interest in those players.
Craig Shakespeare understandably had one eye on Tuesday's meeting with the La Liga side but the Leicester manager resisted the temptation to make wholesale changes to the team that suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat in the first leg in Spain.
"We are not safe and can't talk about Mama Sakho being a permanent deal here because we're still not safe and our position in the Premier League is not safe". "It's an interesting challenge for us to see whether we can take on Leicester, and whether we can master their tactics and try and be clever enough to get enough goals to beat them", he said.