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Half-Time Report: Southampton, Crystal Palace level

Southampton are holding Crystal Palace to a 0-0 draw in Tuesday evening's Premier League clash at St Mary's.

Southampton are holding Crystal Palace to a 0-0 draw in this evening's Premier League clash at St Mary's.

Southampton's Dutch midfielder Eljero Elia (L) flicks the ball on during the English Premier League football match against Crystal Palace on March 3, 2015© Getty Images

Following a low-key start, Eljero Elia had the first shot of the night on five minutes, but his effort soared high above the bar.

The Saints clicked into gear soon after as Victor Wanyama curled a ball into the path of Filip Djuricic, but despite a great first touch, the Serbian blasted over.

Midway through the first half, a penalty appeal for Palace was waved away as Dwight Gayle tumbled under a challenge in the box.

Just after the half-hour mark, the Eagles nearly broke the deadlock when Fraser Forster dropped a Yannick Bolasie cross with Wilfried Zaha set to capitalise, but the Saints stopper did enough to get back and keep the ball out.

Southampton ended the first 45 minutes on a high as Elia burst in late on and fired in a low shot towards goal, but Julian Speroni got down well to make the save.

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