Crystal Palace could not finish off their chances as they drew 1-1 with Newcastle United at Selhurst Park.

Luka Milivojevic converted a penalty on 55 minutes to level the score after midfielder Mohamed Diamé scored at the far post from a corner 22 minutes in.

Roy Hodgson’s men created several opportunities and pinned the visitors back with their attacks, but they could not find the finishing touch in a frustrating share of the points.

Here are five things we learned…

A much better performance than against West Ham, but still not what was wanted

Against West Ham in midweek, Palace looked flat and uninspired after the hour mark. This time Hodgson’s side were a lot more proactive and very much searched for all three points.

Some very poor defending overall to concede the goal in the first quarter of the match but a strong response to come back and potentially win altogether.

Thought what Palace would have ideally wanted was all three points, so to get only one stings a little more.

This time Palace should have won with the opportunities they had

Everyone got involved – Zaha and Benteke first and foremost, but also both wingers in McArthur and Townsend, Cabaye, Milivojevic, and even both full backs.

Perhaps the highlight of the game was McArthur’s attempted scorpion kick when the ball was crossed back into the box following a scramble by Newcastle’s defence to clear.

There are many more to mention but overall a lot of them could have ended up as goals.

Warm and cold receptions for some players were heard at Selhurst Park

Dwight Gayle, Andros Townsend, and Patrick van Aanholt had some connection with the opposition as Crystal Palace and Newcastle clashed in south east London.

Gayle, Townsend, and Cabaye used to play for their respective oppositions, while Patrick van Aanholt played for Sunderland once upon a time.

Some were greeted warmly, like Gayle when his name was announced in Newcastle’s line-up, while Townsend was booed and jeered by the away supporters each time he touched the ball.

Palace have yet another injury issue – Martin Kelly is the latest casualty

At the time of writing, this is now the club’s eighth player on the shelf, with others such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jason Puncheon, and Scott Dann.

Before this, Bakary Sako was taken off against West Ham in midweek with an ankle injury which now ruled him out for the rest of the season.

At roughly the same time in the following match, Kelly went down clutching his left hamstring on his 100th appearance for Palace. There is no timescale at the moment but forces another squad change.

Will Hodgson come to regret these points being dropped?

There is an argument to be had over whether solitary points in the past two games will influence Palace’s position come the end of the season in May.

The team has only lost once in their last six but given there are only three points between them and Stoke City – in 18th – it’s plausible that not defeating those around them will cost the Eagles at some point.

It is an issue that Palace are missing key players and are looking thin on the ground in terms of squad depth, however with games against Tottenham and Manchester United on the horizon some ideas need to be plucked up quickly.