Leeds boss 'disappointed' with Crystal Palace draw despite easing clear of relegation zone

Leeds remain on the periphery of the relegation battle after frustrating draw at Selhurst Park.

Leeds moved a point further from the relegation scrap after battling their way to an uninspiring goalless draw at Crystal Palace.

Burnley's recent resurgence has dragged Leeds back down towards the mire at the bottom, and they were hoping that a win in London would create a little more breathing room between them and the bottom three.

The draw has done that, with the gap between them and 18th-placed Everton now five points, although the Toffees do have a game in hand over both Leeds and Burnley.

"We as a a group were a little bit disappointed overall with our performance but we have to look at the positives," Leeds boss Jesse Marsch told Sky Sports.

"It was a night where we bend but we don't break, we still have a lot of work to do, the guys are disappointed but in the end the point is valuable.

"The guys give everything and we are trying everything every day."

Marsch's opposite number Patrick Vieira also declared himself disappointed, as he claimed Crystal Palace were the better side throughout.

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"I can be frustrated and the team can be frustrated," Vieira told BBC Sport. "We played some really good football with a high tempo and were the better team but we couldn't find the net.

"I was pleased and happy with the determination we showed. We just lacked that bit of quality to score those goals."

"Overall it was a really good team performance and a good tempo," he added to Sky Sports.

"I wanted the team to perform better than against Newcastle and we did - all that was missing was a goal.

"Against Newcastle we didn't compete well. The way we played today shows we will play every single game as well as we can and that's what I wanted from the players."

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