Everton finish Crystal Palace’s successful run, however slip into backside three

Everton ended Crystal Palace’s successful run beneath returning coach Roy Hodgson once they held out for a 0-0 Premier League draw at Selhurst Park on Saturday however the Merseyside membership dropped into the relegation zone.

Clear-cut probabilities have been few and much between however Everton’s Alex Iwobi pressured a superb low cease from goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, whereas Palace’s Eberechi Eze had the ball at the back of the online however was accurately adjudged offside.

Everton completed the sport with 10 males when Mason Holgate, making his first begin since early November, acquired a second yellow card, although it appeared a harsh choice from referee John Brooks because the defender gained the ball within the sort out.

Everton drop into the underside three on objective distinction behind Leicester Metropolis, who gained 2-1 at dwelling to Wolverhampton Wanderers, having amassed 28 factors from 32 video games. Palace keep in twelfth place on 37 factors from the identical variety of matches.

“We’re fairly dissatisfied, we’re in an actual battle and we’d like extra. We had the chance to select up three factors,” Everton defender James Tarkowski instructed reporters.

“To grind it out with 10 males is sweet however there’s far more from us. We defended properly, we had conceded a couple of objectives not too long ago in order that’s a plus however we have to do extra and anticipate extra from our ahead gamers.

“We have now some actually gifted boys however we’d like extra from them. It has been a tricky season and possibly we’re shedding that confidence.

“The season has not completed now so I do not have a look at the desk, there’s six video games to go.”

Palace had gained all three video games for the reason that return of the 75-year-old Hodgson to the South London membership and dominated the primary half however have been unable to punish a sloppy visiting aspect, whose poor passing left them pinned in their very own half.

Everton improved after the break and fit-again striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin nearly broke the impasse when his wonderful flip within the field bamboozled two defenders however his shot went narrowly extensive of the submit.

They’ve no longer gained in 14 away video games for the primary time since 1980 and should hope to select up three factors of their dwelling fixture in opposition to Newcastle United on Thursday.

Palace may really feel it was two factors misplaced however Eze believes it exhibits extra development beneath Hodgson in opposition to a battling Everton aspect up for the struggle.

“A tough sport, not an excessive amount of in it. It was scrappy, we did as a lot as we may however we could not create the possibilities,” Eze mentioned.

“The best way they play it is tough to get the ball down they usually do not provide you with a lot time. We labored arduous and it is optimistic getting some extent and we simply wish to preserve constructing on it.

“In opposition to 10 males you wish to create and get the ball into their field nevertheless it was very tough they usually do not permit you something.” 

This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Solely the headline has been modified.

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