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Roy Hodgson delivers thoughts on Everton

“They’re a good team, they’re playing well, they’ve got a lot of good players, they recruited very well also.

“It all boils down, I suppose as most games do, to how well we can perform. We actually performed well against them in the home game, I remember it well.

“We lost to a very controversial penalty which actually ended up changing the handball interpretation – which I’m happy about. But it didn’t do me much good because we didn’t get the point we might have got had we not had to suffer from the handball interpretation that was rife at the time.

“But we know that any time we go up to Everton you’re going to face a very difficult game. They are a good team, they’re very well managed and coached.

“Recruitment has been very good, the players they’ve brought in have made them stronger. So all we can do really is make certain we prepare as best we can and make certain that we believe in ourselves. That we have faith that if we play well enough we can get the result we would like there.”

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson