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Instant Reactions - Crystal Palace v Spurs (25/2/18)

Instant Reactions - Crystal Palace v Spurs (25/2/18)

Following today's clash between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Crystal Palace hosted Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park for a 12pm kick off on Sunday February 25, with the visitors taking a late one nil victory courtesy of another Harry Kane goal.

Tottenham move up to fourth place and extend their unbeaten run to 15 games across all competitions, whereas Palace are in 17th place level on points with Swansea City.


Crystal Palace:

Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins (Delaney 85), van Aanholt, McArthur, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Townsend (Lee Chung-yong 87), Benteke, Sorloth.


Souare, Lokilo, Henry, Rakip, Kirby.


Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Wanyama, Dembele (Son Heung-min 80), Eriksen, Alli, Lamela (Lucas Moura 66), Kane.


Trippier, Rose, Vorm, Sissoko, Foyth.

Speaking to the BBC's cameras a short time after match day referee Kevin Friend blew the final whistle, Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson explained.

'It's very frustrating. I feel really sorry for the players, because to work as hard as that, and to be under the cosh as long as we were, I thought we worked so hard, and suffered the loss of James Tomkins to a severe cramp, so it's cruel then when you concede so late in the game. If I'd have been talking to you here at 0-0, I'd have been a happy man. But now I can't hide my feelings. I'm not an actor, I'm really sad for the players. I see how disappointed they are in the dressing room and there's not much I can say to change how they feel - no praise will change how they're feeling right now.'

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino in his comparative interview explained.

'I think in the end we got what we wanted, and we fully deserved the victory. The three points put us in a really good position in the table. We started to feel towards the end it was difficult today, but we always knew we could score. We had great players on the pitch and when you have them it's always possible to score.'


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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Sunday February 25 2018
Time: 6:42PM

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