Everton fans react on Twitter to Crystal Palace loss - "Get off Howard's back!"

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Everton suffered a Europa League hangover as Crystal Palace beat the Toffees 3-2 at Goodison Park this afternoon.

Everton had suffered a difficult start to the season after draws with Leicester and Arsenal as well as a defeat to Chelsea, but bounced back with a comfortable 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion last weekend. Then, Everton seemed to hit top gear in their 4-1 thumping of Wolfsburg in the Europa League, but they came crashing back down to earth today.

The game against Crystal Palace at Goodison Park got off to a great start as Romelu Lukaku slotted the ball home after just nine minutes to give Everton the lead, but it was downhill from there. Mile Jedinak converted a penalty for the Eagles to level the game up after a Tim Howard foul, and the American was again at fault as Frazier Campbell outjumped the goalkeeper to nod the ball home.

Yannick Bolasie then pounced on an error from Leon Osman to sweep past Howard, and whilst the Toffees were handed hope from a late Leighton Baines penalty, the game finished 3-2 as Everton once again slipped up at home against the Eagles in a shock defeat.

Everton fans were understandably disappointed on Twitter after the game, with supporters criticising the likes of Howard, Sylvain Distin and Leon Osman, as well as manager Roberto Martinez, with some questioning his credentials now after a difficult start to the season.

Here are some of the tweets from Everton fans this evening after their defeat...

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