Crystal Palace's James Tomkins: 'Marko Grujic tackle brushed under the carpet'

Tomkins slams
© SilverHub
Crystal Palace defender James Tomkins says that the tackle from Liverpool's Marko Grujic that injured him for three weeks was "brushed under the carpet".

Crystal Palace defender James Tomkins has claimed that the "disgusting" tackle that he suffered from Liverpool's Marko Grujic was "brushed under the carpet".

The challenge, which occurred during Palace's 2-1 victory over the Reds at Anfield on April 23, forced Tomkins out of action for three weeks.

In his absence, the Eagles were plunged into a relegation battle, losing to Tottenham Hotspur, Burnley and Manchester City, but he returned on Sunday to help retain the club's Premier League status with a 4-0 triumph over Hull City.

"The challenge was brushed under the carpet a bit," The Independent quotes Tomkins as saying. "I'm not one to complain about the physical aspects of the game and I accept opposing players are going to be competitive but I thought the tackle was disgusting really.

"I managed to get away with it because it could have been a lot worse. I worked very hard to get myself back to fitness and just wasn't quite ready for City last week but I was very happy to come in against Hull even though there's still a bit of pain."

Palace will end their season at Old Trafford, taking on Manchester United on the final day of the campaign this Sunday.

Mamadou Sakho in action for Liverpool in December 2013
Read Next:
Sakho to play no further part for Palace
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Watford125341921-218
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124441313016
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12435817-915
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124261114-314
12Leicester CityLeicester123451618-213
13Bournemouth124171114-313
14Southampton12345914-513
15Stoke CityStoke123451524-913
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand