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Preview: Everton v Crystal Palace

9 February 2018

Palace hope to continue their excellent recent record at Goodison Park up this weekend as they head to Merseyside to take on Everton, and indeed their former boss Sam Allardyce.

It will be the first reunion with the Toffees manager since he departed Selhurst Park at the end of last season, having guided the Eagles away from the drop zone - a feat he has also achieved with Everton after replacing Ronald Koeman in the hot-seat at the end of November.

However, the blue half of Liverpool has been a happy hunting ground for the Eagles, who haven't lost their in their four trips to Goodison since returning to the Premier League in 2013/14, winning two and drawing the others.

Big Sam Made An Immediate Impact


Allardyce's arrival brought about an upturn in fortunes for Everton, who went six league games unbeaten under their new manager during his first month at the helm, but since then things have taken a turn for the worse. They have won just once in the following six games, which came against Leicester City last time they were in front of their own fans.

Just as they were in the summer, the club were involved in plenty of big money deals in the recent transfer window, with Cenk Tosan, Theo Walcott and Eliaquim Mangala being added to the ranks while Ross Barkley, Aaron Lennon and Kevin Mirallas were amongst those departing.

Despite the reinforcements, last weekend saw an unhappy return to Arsenal for Walcott who was part of the team dismantled 5-1 by the Gunners in a display deemed by Allardyce as "pathetic" on the occasion of his 500th Premier League match as a manager.

View From The Opposition

Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce: 

At his pre-match press conference Sam commented on the threat he expects from the Palace side. 

"They won't make it easy for us, It has been a great turnaround from Roy and the lads, but it was always in the players and Roy has managed to bring it out of them.

"It is more or less the same players I think that I had. There's only really [Timothy] Fosu-Mensah that is playing in the team at the moment who wasn't there when I was.

"They have got some really good strengths in the side, 

"But really at Goodison it is about us and playing to our best, like we did against Leicester and trying to win the game."

Team News

Wilfried Zaha

Roy Hodgson has been left with even more injury headaches this week, with Wilfried Zaha set for a period on the sidelines with a knee issue, adding to a busy treatment room that also recently saw Martin Kelly (hamstring) and Julian Speroni (knee) join its ranks.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jeffrey Schlupp, Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon and Connor Wickham are also all out long-term, but Alexander Sørloth could make his Eagles debut while Erdal Rakip and Jaroslaw Jach featured for the development side on Monday.

There are much fewer injury issues for Allardyce, with Seamus Coleman returning to action against Leicester last week following his long lay-off with a broken leg, but having seen his three-man defence backfire against Arsenal, the former Palace boss is expected to make multiple changes,

Leighton Baines, Ramiro Funes Mori and James McCarthy are the only injury absentees for this clash with the Eagles.

Matchday Officials

Jonathan Moss

Having been involved in a controversial game on Merseyside last weekend, Jon Moss and his assistants return to the city to take charge of this fixture. He has overseen Palace's 3-0 opening day defeat to Huddersfield Town as well as their goalless draw against Manchester City on New Year's Eve already this campaign.

The Eagles have only won six of the 22 games he has refereed, although Moss did take charge of the correspondng fixture last season when the sides played out a 1-1 draw.

Referee: Jonathan Moss
Assistants: Eddie Smart, Andy Halliday
Fourth official: Paul Tierney

Matchday Stats

Crystal Palace haven't lost at Goodison Park in any of their last four Premier League visits (W2 D2), last tasting defeat in April 2005.

Crystal Palace have won more Premier League away games vs Everton than they have against any other club (4). 

Christian Benteke has had a hand in four goals in four Premier League appearances at Goodison Park (three goals, one assist). 

Since Ronald Koeman's departure, Everton have only lost one of their eight Premier League home games (W5 D2), having lost three of their last four at Goodison Park under the Dutchman.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson will become only the second manager to manage five different clubs at Goodison Park in the Premier League. Hodgson has previously been in charge of  Blackburn, Fulham, Liverpool and West Brom in league visits to Everton. 


  Everton wins Draws Palace wins
League 13 12 10
FA Cup 4 2 1
League Cup 1 2 0
Total 18 16 11

Matchday Information 

Goodison Park

There will be no tickets for Palace fans available on the day of the match.

Coach travel will depart from Selhurst Park at 7.30am.

Travel information for fans going to Goodison Park. 

Visiting Fans Guide for the match at Everton.

Minute's Applause.

Everton fans will be undertaking a minute’s applause at the 29th minute in memory of Anthony Condron, life-long Blues fan who died after an incident in Liverpool city centre last weekend.

Live Coverage

If you can’t make it to Goodison Park, there will be live commentary on Palace Player, for which a 24-hour pass can be purchased if you aren't an annual subscriber.

There will also be updates on Twitter, and highlights available on Palace TV from midnight on Sunday morning. 

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Match Reports

Report: Everton 3-1 Crystal Palace

10 February 2018

Palace fell to their first defeat at Goodison Park since 2005 as Everton netted three second half goals to condemn Roy Hodgson’s team to just their third defeat in their last 16 Premier League games.

After a promising first half from a Palace perspective, they quickly found themselves 2-0 behind just after the restart when Gylfi Sigurdsson netted his third goal in his last four starts against the Eagles, and just five minutes later Oumar Niasse followed up his strike in the corresponding fixture in November by converting a simple header.

Tom Davies then added the all-important third with 15 minutes remaining to ensure Sam Allardyce was happiest manager on his first reunion with his former club, but despite Luka Milivojevic netting his penalty of the season late on, Roy Hodgson’s team couldn’t stage an unexpected comeback.

Despite what the final scoreline suggested, the opening 45 minutes saw both teams struggle to create anything in the final third, and that meant that all the early attempts would come from distance. The first came after eight minutes when Sigurdsson saw a shot from 25 yards bounce just wide, and soon after Milivojevic missed by a similar distance after Alexander Sørloth’s first Eagles involvement saw him outmuscle Cuco Martina to create the chance.

With no clear-cut sights of goal it took 26 minutes for either keeper to dirty their gloves, but Wayne Hennessey was ready when called upon. A poor corner by Sigurdsson was headed clear by Christian Benteke and fell to Idrissa Gueye 35 yards out, and after tricking his way past Yohan Cabaye, he fired goalwards and Hennessey did well to tip it around his post.

Shots from range continued to be the theme of the opening half and Cabaye forced Jordan Pickford to unconvincingly edge a dipping effort to safety using his chest, but in the final minute of the half the Eagles came close to taking the lead into the changing room when Sørloth found Benteke at the far post who headed goalwards, and James McArthur was a stud’s length away from diverting the attempt past Pickford.

But just 45 seconds after the restart, the hosts got ahead through a familiar foe. Niasse held the ball up in a dangerous position and laid it off into the path of Sigurdsson who wrapped his right boot around the ball first-time, saw it deflect off the diving James Tomkins and beat Hennessey to score or assist against the Eagles for the fifth successive game.

And things got worse for Hodgson’s team five minutes later when they fell two goals behind. Davies won the ball back on the edge of the Palace box and slipped in Martina, who spotted Niasse in acres of space and clipped the ball towards him, allowing the Senegalese striker to powerfully head home and add to the visitors’ woes.

Within minutes there was a golden chance for them to get back into the game when a raking diagonal pass by Cabaye was perfect for Benteke who had escaped from Jonjoe Kenny, but the Belgian’s header dropped the wrong side of Pickford’s far post much to the striker’s despair, however the England shot-stopper was called into action when Sørloth got between two defenders to meet Patrick van Aanholt’s cross, but saw his powerful header tipped wide.

With those chances going begging Palace’s task grew harder, and it was over with 15 minutes to go when Everton added their third. Kenny squared across the box to Niasse who saw his deflected shot spin goalwards and needed parrying by a sprawling Hennessey, but Sigurdsson reacted quickest and cut the ball back into the danger area where Davies was on hand to tap in.

With eight minutes to go the Eagles were handed the opportunity for a consolation when they earned a penalty after an acrobatic attempt by Benteke was blocked by the hand of Ashley Williams, and Milivojevic stepped up to score in similar fashion to his spot-kick against Newcastle United six days earlier to register his seventh goal of the campaign, but it was too little, too late.

Everton: Pickford, Coleman (Kenny 46), Keane, Mangala (Williams 45), Martina, Davies, Gueye (Schneiderlin 80), Rooney, Walcott, Niasse, Sigurdsson. Subs not used: Robles, Bolasie, Calvert-Lewin, Tosan.

Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Van Aanholt, Townsend, McArthur, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Sørloth, Benteke. Subs not used: Henry, Wan-Bissaka, Souare, Delaney, Riedewald, Rakip, Lee.

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Ticket News

Tickets: Everton Away Close To Sell Out

6 February 2018

Tickets for our away Premier League match against Everton this coming Saturday, 10th February, kick-off 3pm, are now of limited availability.

Season Ticket Holders & Paid Members can purchase two tickets per client reference with no loyalty points requirement

Tickets will be priced at:

Adults - £30

Seniors (Over 65) - £23

Juniors (Under 18) - £18

Restricted View Tickets

Adults - £29

Seniors (Over 65) - £22

Juniors (Under 18) - £17

Disabled supporters receive a free Personal Assistant ticket (must be booked in person at the Box Office, or by calling 08712 000 071).

Coach Travel

This will depart from Selhurst Park at 7.30am and is priced at £27 per seat.

Match tickets and coach travel can be booked online, by calling the ticket line on 08712 000 071, or in person at the Box Office.

Loyalty Points can be viewed at any time, by logging into your account at selecting “My Account”, then “Loyalty Points”.

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