Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 3: Five things we learnt, including Luis Suarez crying

Tony Pulis to stay at Palace, unless Barcelona come calling

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1 ‘Pulis to stay at Palace...unless Barça come calling’

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish expects Tony Pulis to stay at Selhurst Park next season. Pulis’ future has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks, with some suggestions his relationship with Parish has become strained. But Parish is confident that Pulis, who has been tipped by Arsène Wenger and Jose Mourinho to be crowned Manager of the Year after keeping Palace up, will not be leaving. “I do not expect anything different than for Tony to be here,” said Parish. “We have got to sit down and discuss how we go forward in the summer and make sure that we are on the same page. As Tony has said, you can never say never and if Barcelona ring him up and want him to go there, then possibly we might lose him. Tony is committed here and we are committed to Tony. We have got a great thing going.”

2 Reds have blown it but title can still go to the wire

The Premier League title race will go all the way down to the wire but Liverpool have blown it. Their late collapse last night means they are now one point ahead of Manchester City having a played a game more. Manuel Pellegrini’s side will return to the summit with a win at home against West Ham and will then be crowned champions by beating Aston Villa at the Etihad on the final day. Liverpool play Newcastle at Anfield in their final game but their hopes of a first league championship since 1990 appear to be over. Chelsea can still, mathematically, win the title.

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3 Clattenburg sets tone with assured display

Mark Clattenburg remains one of the Premier League’s finest referees. This was Clattenburg’s first game since Juventus coach Antonio Conte said the English official was not good enough to referee last week’s Europa League semi-final with Benfica. Conte questioned a number of the 39-year-old’s decisions and said: “Uefa should show Juventus more respect by sending a referee of the required standard”. Clattenburg, who was cleared of misconduct by the Football Association earlier this season following a complaint from Southampton about comments allegedly made to Adam Lallana, is no stranger to controversy but he got all the major decisions right last night. He played an excellent advantage early on when Luis Suarez was fouled by Mile Jedinak and that set the tone for a good evening.

Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard shepherds Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez from the field as he reacts at the end of the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard shepherds Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez from the field as he reacts at the end of the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool

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4 Outstanding Suarez ends the night in tears

Luis Suarez ended the night in tears but he again showed he was a deserving winner of Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year award. The Liverpool striker, who won 52 per cent of the votes cast by more than 300 journalists, took his goal tally this season to 31 goals in 32 Premier League games and was outstanding throughout. Liverpool would not be challenging for the title were it not for Suarez, a constant threat against Crystal Palace alongside Daniel Sturridge. He could do little to prevent one of the biggest  defensive collapses in recent memory.

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5 Zaha could be on way back to Selhurst Park

Wilfried Zaha would be welcomed back to Selhurst Park by Crystal Palace fans this summer. Zaha posed for photographs with supporters outside a south  London pub near the ground, adding to speculation he might be set for a return to Palace. The Manchester United winger, 21, moved to Old Trafford last summer but fell out of favour under David Moyes and was loaned out to Cardiff. He may leave United at the end of the season and Palace chairman Steve Parish has admitted the club would be interested in bringing him back.

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