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Saturday 10 December 2016

Palace ire over Delaney goal

Everton 1 Crystal Palace 1

Christian Benteke scored Crystal Palace's equaliser against Everton last night
Christian Benteke scored Crystal Palace's equaliser against Everton last night

Crystal Palace had a goal controversially disallowed as their Premier League winning streak came to an end with a 1-1 draw at Everton.

Palace were left questioning the call from referee Jon Moss after his assistant's flag went up when Damien Delaney converted a second-half header and, following a discussion between the two officials, it was decided the effort should not stand.

Replays showed as the delivery was made to Delaney, he had been onside, with Tomkins off but not really involved. James McArthur, standing in front of goal, was then off as Delaney headed it, but did not touch the ball.

Confusion

Confusion reigned as Moss went over to his assistant to discuss the incident for a number of seconds, before deciding the effort should not be allowed.

That was shortly after Christian Benteke had equalised with a superb header of his own, cancelling out Romelu Lukaku's excellent 35th-minute free-kick.

Ronald Koeman's Toffees, looking to bounce back from their first league defeat of the season last time out at Bournemouth, had been the better side in the first half.

Palace - victorious in their previous three league matches - upped their game after the break, but needed a couple of goal-line clearances to ensure the contest ended all-square.

Everton move up from fifth to third in the table, while Palace stay seventh.

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