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Crystal Palace 1-2 Everton - Saturday 26th September, 2020

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Head to Head Record
Crystal Palace - 11
Draws - 18
Everton - 21

Last Meeting
08/02/2020 - Everton 3-1 Crystal Palace

Last Fixture
10/08/2019 - Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton

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It's not often you can call this fixture a clash of two in form sides but that is exactly what it is. Both have had solid but perhaps unexpected starts that makes this an intriguing game.

Everton have looked a more attractive to watch than normal so far and I think they'll dictate the game on Saturday. They have the better players on the ball.

But Palace are not an easy team to break down when they set themselves up. Zaha is on fire playing out of position and Everton's defence is still suspect for me.

I think it'll be low scoring, possibly a 1-1 draw.

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We've been a bit sloppy apart from the goal. We'll need 3 more goals to mitigate against the possibility of any Pickford interventions.

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Free header there, not good enough. What was Richarlison doing marking Michael Keane?

Oh well, we knew this would be tricky.

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If the Liverpool penalty against Leeds and the Palace one against Man Utd were handballs then so was that. Of course, anyone who cares about the integrity of the game shouldn't want any of the three to be awarded but if we're going to be consistent...

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And that one gets given. What's the difference? If the rule is that the arm/hand is in an unnatural position, then that isn't a penalty either, and nor was the Lindelof one last week or the Leeds one at Anfield on the first day.

1-2 anyway. And now the commentators are saying that it will be reviewed because Richarlison stopped in his run-up. Another stupid rule. Apparently that was technically okay.

Having rules on legal run-ups for penalties though xD.

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2 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

And that one gets given. What's the difference? If the rule is that the arm/hand is in an unnatural position, then that isn't a penalty either, and nor was the Lindelof one last week or the Leeds one at Anfield on the first day.

1-2 anyway. And now the commentators are saying that it will be reviewed because Richarlison stopped in his run-up. Another stupid rule. Apparently that was technically okay.

Having rules on legal run-ups for penalties though xD.

I get that tbh. When a player stops before they shoot it can totally throw the keeper off balance. A penalty is already enough in the favour of the taker, I think it’s correct to stop that.

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The goal fest continues. 8 goals in 2 games already... 

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Didn't Calvert-Lewin move his hands towards the ball there? Or is that the natural silhouette thing coming in to play? 

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Impressive win for Everton that. Under the cosh for nearly all the second half, they would definitely have lost it a year ago. Some concerns about how little they managed to get themselves in the game in the second half but a lot of other good signs in terms of resilience.

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Scruffy win. Not a great performance but the upside is that under Koeman, Martinez, Silva we never hold on there.

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Yea, can only concur, these kind of results must be really satisfying for Everton fans, especially after that 2nd half; grinding out these kind of games is a real sign of change in their approach and where the club is headed. Early doors though obviously, the new signings clicked so quickly.

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Everton have been so un-Everton so far.

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1 hour ago, The Artful Dodger said:

Everything considered, this rule needs to be changed. You cannot give a penalty for that. 

Agreed, people make jokes about Penaltypool when they get that one against Leeds and everyone laughed at Man Utd last weekend when Palace got that penalty but all I could see was penalties like that getting given all season and undermining decent games.

Just wait until the title race or the top 4 race or the relegation scrap heats up and teams start getting smash and grab wins because of penalties like that one given today.

At least on the other one slightly earlier which Richarlison was appealing for the VAR showed some common sense and didn't give it.

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BBC’s football writers are a bit shit calling that penalty “controversial” but then they sort of gloss over rescinding the final whistle in another match...

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On 26/09/2020 at 17:12, The Artful Dodger said:

Everything considered, this rule needs to be changed. You cannot give a penalty for that. 

I agree its shit. However hodson was talking shit as well. No point complaining it shouldn't have been a penalty because those are the new rules. Its shit but those are the rules. Dont think they will change it this season but hopefully they will next season.

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