Hodgson bemoans missed chances after Palace’s defeat at Everton

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson bemoaned his side’s missed chances after their 2-0 defeat at Everton.

The Eagles were beaten by two late goals at Goodison Park, where Cheikhou Kouyate’s header hit the bar and Luka Milivojevic’s penalty was saved by Everton keeper Jordan Pickford.

Hodgson’s men have scored only five times in their nine league matches this season, and once in their last four.

Hodgson said: “The fact is you have to take your chances.

“We came across a goalkeeper in form, of course. When we had the penalty chance the miss definitely lifted the crowd, they really got behind their team and it gave them fresh impetus going forward.

© Tim Goode/PA Wire

“I am not certain people would have begrudged us a result had we got one, but we didn’t and we have to now dust ourselves down and lift ourselves up because there is no point feeling sorry for yourselves.”

The Toffees grabbed the lead in the 87th minute when Dominic Calvert-Lewin headed in from an Ademola Lookman delivery, five minutes after both players had come off the bench.

Cenk Tosun, who had come on midway through the second half, then added an 89th-minute strike to make sure of the points for Everton.

Be the first to comment on "Hodgson bemoans missed chances after Palace’s defeat at Everton"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.