Tom Cleverley claims every Everton player was gutted with Crystal Palace draw

Everton could only pick up a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace yesterday.

Tom Cleverley has told Everton’s official site that everyone in the Toffees’ dressing room was ‘gutted’ after their draw against Crystal Palace yesterday evening.

Everton played out a 1-1 draw with Palace at Goodison Park, but there was a feeling that it was two-points dropped for Roberto Martinez’s side.

Although they scored their only goal of the contest late on, Everton had dominated much of the game, but failed to put their chances away.

And Cleverley said:  “The lads are gutted in there. We know they [Crystal Palace] are a counter-attack team and they did us with one set-piece. Apart from that, we thoroughly dominated the game from start to finish."

Everton hit the woodwork three times in the contest, and also missed a series of big opportunities.

They were almost made to pay severely for their profligacy too, as Palace took the lead through a Scott Dann header from a corner.

The Eagles had looked set to take the three points back to London with them after that goal, but a late tap-in from Romelu Lukaku brought Everton back level.

The Toffees continued to push for a winner until the very last minute, but they could not breach a resolute Palace defence again and were made to settle for a draw, which leaves them sitting in ninth place in the Premier League table.

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