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Phil Dawkes

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  1. Thanks and goodnight

    Right, that is your lot for tonight. Be sure to join us tomorrow for more Premier League live commentary shenanigans.

    I'll see thee.

  2. Redknapp named in Telegraph reports

    Harry Redknapp

    Tonight, another high-profile figure has been included in the revelations...

    Harry Redknapp has said his players bet on the result of one of their matches, the Daily Telegraph has claimed.

    Football Association rules forbid players from betting on games in which they are involved, with managers expected to report any misconduct.

    When contacted by the paper, former manager Redknapp said he did not think it was against the FA rules at the time.

  3. Premier League manager bribes claim a lie - agent

    Pino Pagliara

    I'll wind this down with some off-field matters - namely the English football corruption scandal, which continues to offer up fresh revelations. 

    After days of revelations by the Daily Telegraph, which included video footage of agent Pino Pagliara claiming eight current and ex-Premier League managers took bribes, the Italian has now come out and claimed what he said was a lie.

    Pagliara told BBC sports editor Dan Roan he wanted to "impress" businessmen and secure a lucrative contract.  

    You can read more about it here.

  4. Manager reaction

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew, speaking to Sky Sports: "Everton had a couple of spells early on where you could see their quality. They took the lead but we wouldn't lie down and we did really well in the second half."

    On the award of a free-kick against Damien Delaney which led to Romelu Lukaku's opening goal: "I was a bit disappointed that the referee gave the free-kick. It was a bit harsh."

    And on Delaney's disallowed goal: "The assistant referee's explanation was he thought Damien was offside, but I gather the TV replays show he wasn't. If that's what his call was then we can feel a bit hard done by on that one."

    Alan Pardew
  5. Manager reaction

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Everton manager Ronald Koeman, speaking to Sky Sports: "It's a good point in the end. We defended set plays and second balls well against a difficult team. 

    "The team performance was outstanding, although we'd like to create more opportunities.

    "We've had a good start to the season. The position in the table is not everything at the moment and we need to improve, but we're doing a good job."

    Ronald Koeman
  6. Player reaction

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Everton defender Phil Jagielka, speaking to Sky Sports: "I have chased the ball and put my head in [for the free-kick that led to Everton's goal]. I got a bit scared and tried to protect myself and ended up handballing it. It is a natural reaction to a high boot. The ref knew that. It was his decision. I'm sure they are not happy but we are glad Rom [Lukaku] put it in.

    "They out a few more bodies forward and more crosses in. We dealt with a lot but unfortunately not them all. We are still a work in process. We need to put a bit more in over 90 minutes and see out some more games."

  7. Player reaction

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace goalscorer Christian Benteke, speaking to Sky Sports: "I think it is a fair result. It was a great performance from the lads. We fought hard and came back in the game.

    "They [his Palace team-mates] try to look where I am on the pitch. We try to do our job and hopefully we will keep it up.

    "It is never easy to play Everton, especially at home but we showed great team spirit."

    Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney: "I think Jags [Phil Jagielka] put his head down a bit [for the free-kick for Lukaku's goal]. A bit harsh. But we should have jumped in the wall and didn't. We spoke about whether to jump having seen [Manchester City's] Kevin de Bruyne roll the ball under the wall last week. It was my call. But we have great camaraderie here and came back well.

    "The referee said McArthur was offside and interfering with the goalkeeper [for the goal ruled out for offside]."

    Christian Benteke
  8. Post update

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    In the end, it was a tale of two strikers. Two Belgian strikers, in fact. Romelu Lukaku curled in a superb free-kick for the opener for Everton before Christian Benteke deomstrated Hulk-like neck muscles to steer a header into the far corner of the net to level for Palace. Two different but equally brilliant goals.

    Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    A smattering of boos as the whistle blows. A frustrating night for Everton, but a deserved point for Palace, who gave as good as they got.

    Ronald Koeman and Alan Pardew

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Another yellow, this time to Tom Cleverley for an intentional trip to prevent Palace breaking. That is nine bookings for the match - the most in any Premier League game this season.


    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Palace eat into some seconds by sending on Lee Chung-yong for Andros Townsend.

  12. Post update

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Only Christian Benteke anywhere near the Everton half now for Palace. All hands to the pump in defence.

  13. Post update

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Palace hold firm to clear the corner and then another delivery to the near post.

  14. Post update

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    The home side win a corner. Four minutes will be added.

  15. Post update

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Into the last minute. Everton pushing for a winner.

    Phil Jagielka

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Yannick Bolasie gets a bit carried away and flies in to a tackle on Joel Ward. It is a clear foul, a bit dangerous, and earns the ex-Palace man a booking.

  17. Post update

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra

    With 85 minutes gone, on reflection a draw is probably a fair result. Both teams have tried to be creative and tried to go for it, but have they really tested the opposing keeper? I don't think either have done that enough.

  18. Post update

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Ronald Koeman cuts a frustrated figure on the touchline. Alan Pardew seems pretty cool, though, offering a thumbs up to one of his players. No prizes for guessing who a point suits better.

    Ronald Koeman
  19. Post update

    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Everton's turn to press. They fail to break through, though, as the heavily-populated Palace defence holds firm.


    Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Another home change sees Bryan Oviedo depart to be replaced by Ramiro Funes Mori.

    Soon after, a good chance falls to Seamus Coleman, but after latching on to a neat flick from Romelu Lukaku he can only poke a shot over under pressure in the box.