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Crystal Palace manager Hodgson: We've been better than results show

Roy Hodgson says Crystal Palace's performances and results are two different things.

The Eagles have slipped down to 13th after a five-match winless run, where they faced Manchester City, Arsenal, Leicester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

"I don't think you should confuse form with results," he said. "I don't know we are in mixed form. Our form hasn't particularly dipped from the Man City game through to the Liverpool game.

"We have had five tough fixtures and I don't think we've performed badly in any of them, but of course because we've been playing the top sides we've been unable to get many points.

"But we've been close to doing so on many occasions so I would not equate form and results. I don't think our form is bad, but our results have been bad.

"We did fear we might be in for that type of period when we looked at the fixture list and we were playing the top five teams in the country one after another."

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