After Arsenal moved back into fourth spot, following their 3-1 victory over West Ham last night, Everton took on Crystal Palace in the hope of regaining the final Champions League spot.

Most people would’ve expected Roberto Martinez’s men, who are on a brilliant run of form, to have, at the very least, avoided defeat against Tony Pulis’ side.

Following the Toffees’ failure to overcome Crystal Palace, it just goes to show that talk of them making next year’s Champions League may well have been a little premature.

You’ve got to beat the smaller sides

Tony Pulis has done a brilliant job at Crystal Palace, but there is no denying that Everton should expect to beat such opposition, especially if they want to play Europe’s elite next season.

 

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