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Mile Jedinak celebrates with his Crystal Palace teammates aftre scoring his side's equaliser in their Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Mile Jedinak celebrates with his Crystal Palace teammates aftre scoring his side's equaliser in their Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Harry Engels/Getty Images

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Swansea City's Wayne Routledge is tackled by Crystal Palace defender Martin Kelly during their Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Swansea City's Wayne Routledge is tackled by Crystal Palace defender Martin Kelly during their Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson holds off a challenge from Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak during their Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson holds off a challenge from Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak during their Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Harry Engels/Getty Images

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Wilfried Bony shoots past Crystal Palace defender Brede Hangeland to score for Swansea City during their Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Wilfried Bony shoots past Crystal Palace defender Brede Hangeland to score for Swansea City during their Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

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Swansea City defender Neil Taylor tussles with Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon during their Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Swansea City defender Neil Taylor tussles with Crystal Palace's Jason Puncheon during their Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Harry Engels/Getty Images

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Mile Jedinak celebrates with his Crystal Palace teammates aftre scoring his side's equaliser in their Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock feared his side would suffer a double-figure beating after the first 15 minutes at Swansea.

Wilfried Bony scored his sixth goal in seven Premier League games on the quarter-hour mark to reward Swansea's complete domination, but Palace levelled through Mile Jedinak's 25th-minute penalty and ended up taking a point home from the Liberty Stadium.

"I was wondering if it would be double figures after 15 minutes because it couldn't have got any worse," Warnock said. "The first 20 minutes is as bad as I've seen us play since I've been at the club.

"We just couldn't put two passes together, we couldn't pass water. It was really poor. But after that we regrouped and I thought our lads responded." Warnock felt Palace were aided by an injury to striker Dwight Gayle which allowed James McArthur to bolster the midfield and Marouane Chamakh fill the main striker's role.

And it was Chamakh who won the penalty when Jonjo Shelvey's clumsy challenge saw the Moroccan fall to the floor in a crowded penalty area.

"McArthur coming on and Chamakh going up front helped us, it made us more solid and more of a threat," Warnock said after Palace had built on their 3-1 home victory over Liverpool.

Swansea manager Garry Monk felt his side had been in control apart from a difficult period immediately after Jedinak's equaliser.

"We started the game very well on the front foot and were in the ascendancy," Monk said.

"I was disappointed with their goal because we gave the ball away, they countered and got the penalty from there."

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