Crystal Palace press conference live: Roy Hodgson on Brighton, Mateta, Benteke, Nzuchi Times

Crystal Palace press conference live: Roy Hodgson on Brighton, Mateta, Benteke

Crystal Palace press conference live: Roy Hodgson on Brighton, Mateta, Benteke, Nzuchi Times

Blocks at the back – heroic?

Yeah, we needed that. We knew this was a very talented team. In the first half our defending from the front was very good, didn’t allow them to get through too often.

They kept piling players on and we haven’t got many options to change things, and the guys had to keep going and show that sheer courage.

We couldn’t have planned it any better, a last-minute Benteke goal. If I was dreaming of it, that would be it.