Roy Hodgson believes Crystal Palace could've beaten Manchester United if things had gone their way as the visitors missed chances to grab a shock win.

Cheikhou Kouyaté thought he had given the visitors the lead shortly before half-time when he guided in a header from a Luka Milivojevic free-kick, only to be ruled offside.

And Andros Townsend was left cursing himself when he steered his effort wide after getting one-on-one with David de Gea in the box.

Although United had chances of their own, with Wayne Hennessey delivering superb stops to deny Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku, the hosts appeared lacklustre throughout.

It's yet another game where Palace have performed well but not come away with what they probably deserved, though Hodgson is delighted with his team following a tough run of fixtures.

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Asked whether he felt his team should have got more out of the game, the former England boss said: "That's the constant lament. I get asked that question almost after every game.

"I got asked the question after we played Arsenal and drew 2-2.

"I got asked the same question when we played Chelsea, when everyone was telling me that their second goal should have been disallowed and we should have got something from it.

"Then last week against Tottenham, when we played really well everybody said 'you must be absolutely gutted not to get anything from that game because it was a good team performance'.

"So, at least today I got the satisfaction of once again believing myself that the team played extremely well. It was a really good performance and at least we got something from the game.

"On another day, if fate had been a bit kinder to us and if we had been a bit more clinical around the box, especially with those two very big chances we created, we could even have won it."

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Palace have faced Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, and United during their last seven Premier League games and come away with just two points against four of the top six.

The draw means they move above Burnley to 15th, however, that could change come Monday when they host Newcastle United at Turf Moor.

Hodgson's men will host the Clarets at Selhurst Park next before going down to Sussex for a big midweek clash with Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

And before rounding off 2018 they will have to face league champions Manchester City away on December 22 and then Chelsea the night before New Year's Eve.