Crystal Palace owner Patrick Vieira praised goalkeeper Jack Butland as his team earned a 1-1 draw at Brighton.
Ailes was second best for most of the evening at Amex Stadium, but remained in the contest due to a fine save from Butland, including a first-half penalty from Pascal Gros.
The Eagles looked set to escape the second-best Sussex for a third consecutive season after Conor Gallagher’s first strike in the 69th minute from the late Joachim Anderson’s own goal equalized matters.
Buttland was making only his fourth Premier League appearance since arriving at Selhurst Park from Stoke in October 2020 and showed glimpses of the form that brought England recognition earlier in his career.
“Jack is a real professional, he’s a positive professional,” Vieira said.
“He gets frustrated not playing but he never complains, he never showed it, he always works hard and always puts his hand up when the forward wants to finish (in training) and he really There is a good character in The Dressing Room.
“Today I am really happy that he had that game, that performance because the work he has been doing for the past few months, he is two years old today.
“It was good for us that he was at his best today.”
Buttland dismissed Leandro Trossard brilliantly in under 10 minutes and then stunned Gross’s Tam spot-kick during a two-minute spell.
VAR was at the center of the play, before helping to award a penalty to referee Robert Jones after Will Hughes ruled a foul on Joel Veltman, later helping to cancel Neil Maupay’s strike for a foul on the Palace keeper. before doing.
Buttland, who was guilty of scoring a goal in last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Millwall, also brilliantly denied Seagulls midfielder Jacob Moder.
“I think it’s a good draw, it’s a point I’m happy with,” Vieira said.
“Both teams had their half but it is good for us to go back home with a draw.
“You just have to give credit to Brighton for the way they played.
“We knew they were a team that is really comfortable with the ball and we have to accept that we need to defend well and I think we did it a couple of times.”
Dominant Brighton also hit the crossbar through Poland international Modder, before being punched with a sucker by Gallagher’s seventh goal of the season.
After trying somehow to lose this fixture 2–1 last season, the hosts looked set for another defeat, until Maupay’s low cross forced a three-minute mistake from Anderson.
The gripping south coast stalemate saw Albion move up to eighth on goal difference, three places and four points above their opponents.
Seagulls head coach Graham Potter was left with mixed feelings.
“They (players) will be disappointed because we haven’t won the match.
“As you can tell from our performance, he gave everything in the game, he played with real intensity, real positivity, especially in the first half we were really effective and if we are being honest, we got a goal ahead. I should have gone. reflect that dominance.
“But again, the performance was fantastic, I really liked it, I really liked everything they did.