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By Tom Moore
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Millwall manager Kenny Jackett was delighted with his side’s recovery from 2-0 down against Crystal Palace.
The Eagles led through Mile Jedinak and Damien Delaney but Dean Moxey was sent off shortly before half time and the Lions were awarded a penalty.
Liam Trotter fired it home and late in the second half Mark Beevers levelled the scores.
“I was very pleased with my players for coming back from 2-0 down away from home,” Jackett said.
“We played well. We showed plenty of heart and courage. The second half was a dominant performance.
“I’m pleased to say we’ve persevered against a very resilient Palace side.”
The Millwall manager felt that his side found it difficult to break down the Eagles in a second half where their rivals looked to put men behind the ball.
“It’s never easy against 10 men,” Jackett said.
“We were 2-0 down and it was 11 v 11 and the sending off galvanised us.
“We kept persevering. It’s our first goal from a corner this season.”
The Lions had three of their back four [Danny Shittu, Alan Dunne and Jack Smith] booked and Jackett was delighted with the discipline shown by his side.
“It crossed my mind to substitute them,” he explained. “They played with good calmness in the second half and kept themselves in the game.
“I’m pleased that my players kept their control.”
Jackett also felt that Peter Ramage was lucky to stay on the field after an early trip on Darius Henderson in the first half.
“You guys form your own opinion on the referee,” he said.
“The one early on where Henderson toed it past Ramage.
“It was a trip. He didn’t give a trip because he had to give a red.
“You get some, some you don’t. It’s a tough and competitive game.
“You have to keep focusing on ourselves. We’ve got a point away from home. We must do well at The Den against Birmingham.”