Crystal Palace Head Coach Roy Hodgson made a ‘shocking Remark’ on talented star at St James’ Park as he expressed his dissatisfaction with his team’s performance and…

Roy Hodgson, the manager of Crystal Palace, expressed his dissatisfaction with his team’s performance against Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon.

Palace suffered a 4-0 defeat at St James’ Park, with Jacob Murphy, Anthony Gordon, Sean Longstaff, and Callum Wilson scoring for Newcastle. This victory extended Newcastle’s unbeaten streak in all competitions to eight matches.

This marked the first time since Hodgson’s return as manager in March that Crystal Palace had lost a Premier League match by a margin greater than two goals.

Hodgson stated, “We came here with the belief that we could provide Newcastle with a challenging match and possibly make things difficult for them. However, we fell significantly short in that aspect, and our first-half performance was far from our previous standards. Despite the fact that facing such a formidable team like Newcastle is a tough task, we did not meet the expectations we had set for ourselves.”

Newcastle took an early lead, with Jacob Murphy capitalizing on Kieran Trippier’s clever pass and scoring a lobbed goal against Palace goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. Murphy himself admitted that it was an intended cross.

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Hodgson commented on this, saying, “The first goal was somewhat unfortunate, to be fair. It was a sort of freakish goal. It was skillfully executed, with Trippier making a beautiful touch. Congratulations to him, and if we had scored it, I would have been delighted. But conceding such a goal within the first few minutes is tough to digest, especially when it’s not a result of a major defensive error.”


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