Yesterday afternoon saw Crystal Palace and Everton share the spoils during a 2-2 draw at a rainy Selhurst Park.
After taking the lead in only the second minute of the game, the Eagles were forced back to parity following a controversial penalty for the Toffees, thanks to a blatant dive from Blues’ frontman Oumar Niasse. A great deal of debate has taken place over the the incident in the hours since but few if any can deny that the Senegal international went down incredibly softly, as you can see from the video attached in the opening article attached below.
There is also footage of both James McArthur and Wilfried Zaha’s goals, as well as some uncharacteristically direct and angry comments from manager Roy Hodgson over the result his players ended up with having dominated the visitors for the vast majority of the tie.
It may not have been a scoreline we were all hoping for but given our current predicament, a point is certainly preferable to a defeat. Four unbeaten at home ahead of a visit from Stoke City next weekend; let’s hope we get that elusive three points on the board.
Crystal Palace drew 2-2 after being pegged back twice against Everton on Saturday but Oumar Niasse’s dive in the opening few minutes of the game is the only thing most people were talking about after the final whistle sounded.
By the time the final whistle sounded to conclude Crystal Palace’s 2-2 draw with Everton at Goodison Park yesterday, the vast majority of Palace fans will have been gutted to be coming away with a single point rather than all three but the two goals scored by the Eagles certainly gives us reason to cheerful heading into the next few weeks.
After “officially” talking to the press for an uncharacteristically short three minutes following yesterday’s 2-2 draw between Crystal Palace and Everton, boss Roy Hodgson lost his cool somewhat and continued to rant once the TV cameras had been turned off.