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

Tony Pulis to stay at Palace, unless Barcelona come calling

Selhurst Park

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.

Read more: Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 3 match report
Nasri says 'I love' Crystal Palace
Glen Johnson slams 'clueless sofa experts'

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

Read more: Huth calls for Suarez to be handed ban for crying
Rodgers concedes the title

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.

Read more: Is the draw such a bad result for Liverpool?
Spur Twitter account hacked - then mocks Gerrard
Five things we learnt

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.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

The Silk Roads that trace civilisation: Long before the West rose to power, Asian pathways were connecting peoples and places

The Silk Roads that trace civilisation

Long before the West rose to power, Asian pathways were connecting peoples and places
House of Lords: Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled

The honours that shame Britain

Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled
When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race

'When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race'

Why are black men living the stereotypes and why are we letting them get away with it?
International Tap Festival: Forget Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - this dancing is improvised, spontaneous and rhythmic

International Tap Festival comes to the UK

Forget Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - this dancing is improvised, spontaneous and rhythmic
War with Isis: Is Turkey's buffer zone in Syria a matter of self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Turkey's buffer zone in Syria: self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Ankara accused of exacerbating racial division by allowing Turkmen minority to cross the border
Doris Lessing: Acclaimed novelist was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show

'A subversive brothel keeper and Communist'

Acclaimed novelist Doris Lessing was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show
Big Blue Live: BBC's Springwatch offshoot swaps back gardens for California's Monterey Bay

BBC heads to the Californian coast

The Big Blue Live crew is preparing for the first of three episodes on Sunday night, filming from boats, planes and an aquarium studio
Austin Bidwell: The Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England with the most daring forgery the world had known

Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England

Conman Austin Bidwell. was a heartless cad who carried out the most daring forgery the world had known
Car hacking scandal: Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked

Car hacking scandal

Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked
10 best placemats

Take your seat: 10 best placemats

Protect your table and dine in style with a bold new accessory
Ashes 2015: Alastair Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Aussie skipper Michael Clarke was lured into believing that what we witnessed at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge would continue in London, says Kevin Garside
Can Rafael Benitez get the best out of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid?

Can Benitez get the best out of Bale?

Back at the club he watched as a boy, the pressure is on Benitez to find a winning blend from Real's multiple talents. As La Liga begins, Pete Jenson asks if it will be enough to stop Barcelona
Athletics World Championships 2015: Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson heptathlon rivalry

Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jess and Kat rivalry

The last time the two British heptathletes competed, Ennis-Hill was on the way to Olympic gold and Johnson-Thompson was just a promising teenager. But a lot has happened in the following three years
Jeremy Corbyn: Joining a shrewd operator desperate for power as he visits the North East

Jeremy Corbyn interview: A shrewd operator desperate for power

His radical anti-austerity agenda has caught the imagination of the left and politically disaffected and set a staid Labour leadership election alight
Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief: Defender of ancient city's past was killed for protecting its future

Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief

Robert Fisk on the defender of the ancient city's past who was killed for protecting its future