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Crystal Palace boss Hodgson frustrated after Wolves FA Cup defeat

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson admitted frustration after their FA Cup defeat to Wolves.

Adama Traore struck the winner for Wolves in the 1-0 triumph.

Hodgson said afterwards: "I thought in the second half we had quite a lot of control but we were a goal down to an incredible strike. We have suffered from a few of those in recent weeks. It meant that Wolves could sit back and defend which they did well.

"They [Christian Benteke and Michy Batshuayi] will be a little disappointed and they were both desperate to do well. They both worked extremely well and respected the tactical instructions we had given them but it didn't fall their way but you must give Wolves credit for that. There weren't many situations in the game where the keeper was called on to make saves.

"Football is a part of life in general. We are part of society and like the rest of society we are a little depressed by what is going on at the moment and not least of all the terrible amount of hospitalisation and death we are suffering.

"We are still privileged and happy to be playing football. We have to be very careful before we start lamenting that life is hard."

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