Crystal Palace news: Patrick Vieira facing 'absolutely brutal' problem at Selhurst Park

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Crystal Palace suffered an "absolutely brutal" blow as they were made to settle for a point against Arsenal, according to the Sun journalist Tom Barclay.

Alexandre Lacazette steered home a leveller deep into stoppage time to secure a 2-2 draw for the Gunners and break Eagles fans' hearts at the Emirates Stadium.

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The late show in north London was not the first time Palace have conceded at the death this season as they also conceded a 95th minute Neal Maupay equaliser against arch-rivals Brighton & Hove Albion last month.

Had Palace held onto their lead in both of those encounters, they would currently be knocking on the door of the Premier League's top 10, but the late setbacks mean they find themselves 14th in the table.

Eagles manager Patrick Vieira, who was named as Roy Hodgson's successor in July, admitted to being disappointed with only securing a point at the Emirates Stadium but claimed his players must learn from past experiences having suffered a similar fate against Brighton.

Christian Benteke, who netted against Arsenal, has called on his team-mates to be more ruthless after falling victim to another late equaliser.

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What has Tom Barclay said about Palace conceding late goals?

Barclay was in disbelief when Palace's defence was breached in stoppage time for the second time in a matter of weeks.

It was the second time in three outings that the Eagles had been made to settle for a share of the spoils because of failing to hold onto a slender advantage they held heading into the dying moments.

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Barclay feels Lacazette's finish will have dealt Vieira's players a psychological blow.

The journalist is interested to see how the Selhurst Park-based club will bounce back from the setback.

He told GIVEMESPORT: "To have it twice in quick succession where you concede in the 95th minute is absolutely brutal. It was interesting."

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There were plenty of plus points to take from the draw with Arsenal, including Odsonne Edouard getting on the scoresheet for the first time since netting twice on his debut against Tottenham Hotspur.

Benteke also ended his goalscoring duck by finding the back of the net for the first time this season.

Palace will be looking to get back to winning ways when they welcome Newcastle United to Selhurst Park this weekend and Vieira may be handed a further boost as long-term absentee Eberechi Eze is thought to be challenging for a spot in the matchday squad.

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