Crystal Palace fans fume at Hodgson and with good reason!

Crystal Palace were apathetic in their attempts to cause the ultimate upset at Tottenham’s new White Hart Lane opener and, instead of taking the game to their hosts in pursuit of a result, piled numbers behind the ball and simply waited for the inevitable Spurs breakthrough.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side kept a whopping 65% of possession, passing it around under no pressure and probing for an opening, which eventually came in the second half after a Luka Milivojevic error.

Regardless of the stats saying otherwise, Roy Hodgson had this to say on his team’s performance:

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“It has obviously been a great evening for them but we certainly played our part; no surrender and didn’t make life easy for them.”

Perhaps the former England boss was watching the wrong game. Palace simply sat back and waited to be picked apart and, if it wasn’t for the heroics of Vicente Guaita and James Tomkins, the scoreline could have weighed far more heavily in the hosts’ favour.

The Selhurst Park faithful were rightly fuming with the boss’ comments, as they reacted in numbers on Twitter…