Crystal Palace manger Roy Hodgson says that it felt like Groundhog Day when Nemanja Matic fired home an injury time winner for Manchester United at Selhurst Park.
Last week, Harry Kane scored a late winner to give Tottenham all three pints against the Eagles and Matic did the same thing again on Monday night, as United came from 2-0 down to win 3-2.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Hodgson said that he was devastated for his players as he thought they’d done enough to secure at least a point. He said:
It’s been a groundhog day moment. I thought the players did extremely well. The senior players are doing a fantastic job holding the team together and helping the younger players. We once again go away with no points and like the game against Tottenham – I thought we deserved something. You always know the quality they possess and the strength and depth they have – they can cause problems. I was expecting to come away with one point but once again it is nothing and I feel devastated for the players.
Palace will need to dust themselves off and go again next weekend as they face a difficult away game against Premier League champions Chelsea.