Burley blasts Palace defending

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George Burley bemoaned his Crystal Palace side's defending in the 4-3 defeat by Preston.

In a thrilling encounter Preston were coasting at 4-1 after goals from Jon Parkin (two), Keith Treacy and Callum Davidson. But Owen Garvan's first-half strike was added to late on by Andy Dorman and James Vaughan as Palace made a late rally.

"You have to question some of our defending but plenty of decisions went against us. But overall we kept going until the end and showed a lot of character," said Burley.

"It was disappointing after three goals to come away with nothing.

"We switched off for the first goal and then the second goal was a diagonal ball and the third I even missed. And the fourth was not a penalty."

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James Vaughan
Jon Parkin
Keith Treacy
Preston North End
Owen Garvan
Crystal Palace
Callum Davidson

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