Crystal Palace vs Everton highlights (1-2)

Crystal Palace 1 vs 2 Everton highlights 26.9

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson: "I think the rule is a nonsense. I can't understand how everyone in the game of football - the Premier League, referees, managers and coaches - have allowed this rule to come into operation. It is ruining the game of football, no question of that.

"We can't understand what constitutes a handball and what doesn't.

"The idea that you can look at this on a screen and this constitutes a handball. It is just an absolute nonsense. I don't want to profit from it or lose from it."

"I predict what will happen is players will start flicking the ball on to a hand and screaming handball.

"A really good game destroyed by a decision. I do not believe in the rule. People in football find it hard to accept. The referee doesn't think it is handball either. He doesn't want to give it but has to because that's what he is told to do.

"We have lost in a way I find totally unacceptable.

"I had no complaint about our performance. I thought it was a very good one. But for the handball decisions I would be here talking about what was a very good game of football.

"Instead, I have to make bold statements, which I make no apologies for. I have despair about a rule that I believe is ruining the game of football."

"I predict what will happen is players will start flicking the ball on to a hand and screaming handball.

"A really good game destroyed by a decision. I do not believe in the rule. People in football find it hard to accept. The referee doesn't think it is handball either. He doesn't want to give it but has to because that's what he is told to do.

"We have lost in a way I find totally unacceptable.

"I had no complaint about our performance. I thought it was a very good one. But for the handball decisions I would be here talking about what was a very good game of football.

"Instead, I have to make bold statements, which I make no apologies for. I have despair about a rule that I believe is ruining the game of football."
Joel Ward added: "Much like our last two performances we were well organised and we made it difficult for them and nullified their threats for the majority of the game."

On being penalised for handball: "I think my thoughts will stay with myself, everyone else can talk about them but we will just get on with it. I'd rather keep my thoughts to myself."

On the new rules: "I think there are certainly some teething issues that need to be ironed out. They may need to look at how people move, the functionality of how people move. Some will go for you and some against you."

Crystal Palace vs Everton . Score: 1-2.


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