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Crystal Palace boss Hodgson: We just didn't get going

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson admits they failed to get going for their 0-0 draw with Everton.

But the manager admits if he'd sooner see an encouraging display with no reward or a dogged affair that yields a point, he'd opt for the latter.

He said: "What I will say is this: when we played up at Everton earlier on, we were playing well and missed a penalty to go 1-0 up. We were still looking very good for a 0-0 and playing well and I think they scored in the 87th minute for us to lose 2-0.

"So if you asked me, 'what do you prefer? Do you prefer the fact that that day in the press conference, people were telling you: 'very unlucky today, you did well and didn't deserve this, you deserved more' or today when I'm sure people will tell me, 'you were a bit lucky today because your team didn't play anywhere near what it could do and you got away with not conceding', I'll take today every time because that's what football is.

"As a team, in terms of our attitude, our determination and ability even to stay in the game at difficult times, I'm satisfied with that."

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