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Warnock denies last-game talk

Eagles boss frustrated with decision in Villa cup tie

Last Updated: 25/02/10 9:46am

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Warnock: Frustrated with decision

Warnock: Frustrated with decision

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Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock insists the FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa will not be his last game in charge.

The financially-stricken Eagles went down 3-1 at Villa Park, although they put in a spirited display and equalised in the second half thanks to a Darren Ambrose penalty.

With Warnock continually linked with a move to Queens Park Rangers, it had been rumoured that the fifth-round replay would be his last as Palace boss.

However, while not denying the Rangers link, he says he will still be at the helm for the Doncaster clash at the weekend.

"This could have been my last game, but it won't be and we'll now get ready for Doncaster," he said.

"Can I deny speculation about going to QPR? No."

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Warnock had fumed at the linesman in the initial tie between Villa and Palace at Selhurst Park and he was not happy with another decision this time around.

Gabriel Agbonlahor had opened the scoring for the home side just before half-time with a header from a James Milner corner, although replays show that the ball bounced off Milner in the build-up and should have been a goal-kick.

And although Warnock did not launch a stinging tirade comparable to his last, he was still left frustrated.

He added: "It was a goal-kick. You could see that from the halfway line. This sort of thing does my head in at times.

"But Villa deserved to win, although I think the scoreline was a bit flattering.

"They are a top side and we really had to hang in there to give them a good game."

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