Everton manager Ancelotti said: "The best thing today is the result as the performance was not good. It was a difficult game with a lot of interruptions, so we were not able to keep the intensity.
"The target since I arrived was to get into Europe - now we have a possibility to think about the Europa League."
Everton keeper Pickford on his error that led to Benteke's goal: "It was disgusting and I hold my hands up for that. I reset and I never let anything affect me."
rystal Palace boss Hodgson: "We didn't start as well as we would have liked, but when we equalised it was the result of quite a lot of pressure.
"We have a bit less than the team's performance deserved and it's another defeat that we're unhappy about."
Palace striker Benteke on his first goal of the season: "This was the hardest moment of my career so far in England, so I was happy to score. But we didn't win and we are in a really bad mood."