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Selhurst Park (ATT 19,571) 3rd December 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Gallagher

C Palace Crystal Palace vs Millwall Millwall

Eagles earn late draw

By Stephen Bateman.   Last Updated: 03/12/05 5:45pm

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Crystal Palace struck late to earn a 1-1 draw in the South London derby against Millwall.

The Lions should have taken the lead after 20 minutes when Marvin Elliott found himself alone in the box. Unfortunately for him, he was unable to control his header and Julian Speroni was able to turn the ball over the bar.

Dougie Freedman also had a good first-half chance, but Colin Doyle acrobatically tipped his 20-yarder over. The Scottish keeper came to Millwall's rescue once again after 35 minutes, punching the ball away from Freedman's head.

The deadlock was finally broken six minutes later when Ben May rose unchallenged to head Jody Morris's inswinging free kick past a helpless Speroni.

Palace threw all they had at Millwall in a bid to restore parity but Bruce Dyer almost doubled the lead after the break when he powered a header at the right-hand post.

But, with the game looking beyond reach, The Eagles grabbed a share of the bragging rights when Ben Watson popped up to fire home an equaliser deep into added time.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Nottingham Forest 3 7
2 Cardiff City 3 7
3 Millwall 3 7
4 Charlton Athletic 3 7
5 Bournemouth 3 6
6 Norwich City 3 6
7 Watford 3 6
8 Middlesbrough 3 6
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 6
10 Sheffield Wednesday 3 5
11 Ipswich Town 3 4
12 Reading 3 4
13 Brentford 3 4
14 Derby County 3 4
15 Blackburn Rovers 3 4
16 Birmingham City 3 4
17 Brighton and Hove Albion 3 3
18 Rotherham United 3 3
19 Leeds United 3 3
20 Huddersfield Town 3 3
21 Wigan Athletic 3 1
22 Bolton Wanderers 3 1
23 Fulham 3 0
24 Blackpool 3 0

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