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.
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.
Everton Losing Got Me Feeling A Type Of Way pic.twitter.com/MLFz5hSFcb
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— Chiranjit Ojha (@ChiranjitOjha) April 16, 2014
2-2 City v Sunderland, Everton losing to Palace what on earth is going on?? Football eh.
The Toffees have relied heavily on their loan signings, this season. Although they have a decent squad, the likes of Gareth Barry, Romelu Lukaku and Gerard Deulofeu – players of real Champions League quality – don’t have much chance of returning to Goodison Park, next season.
— ♥ Ibrahim McYemix ♥™ (@McYemix) April 14, 2014
Why is Roberto Martinez even considered for manager of the season? Everton have moved up one place on a string of loans. Pulis is incredible
— BenHoopsBowers (@sirbenhbowers) April 16, 2014
Glad Everton is getting beat, full of loans wrong way to do things will fall apart next season! #football
— Lee J Sparrow (@Spug1983) April 16, 2014
Arsene Wenger certainly didn’t expect to be in this position after his Arsenal side led the Premier League for most of the season. But, the fact of the matter is, they’re.
Securing fourth spot when it doesn’t seem possible has proved to be a trait of Arsenal’s and given they have the experience of doing it, you imagine they will come through again.
— Standard Sport (@standardsport) April 16, 2014
These football teams that don't have 4th place winning experience. smh. Everton go seckle. Arsenal does this!
— Gappy Bond (@Gappybond) April 16, 2014
This is why Martinez isn't ready for arsenal yet. He just hasn't got the experience and mentality of wenger. Few more years.
— stel (@StelStav_) April 16, 2014
Arsenal have a lot of experience chasing 4th. I can't see nerves getting the best of us. Everton clearly struggling with the added pressure
— Lukè Geörge (@Lukegeorge68) April 16, 2014