Hodgson cannot hide his anger at Palace’s missed chances

Roy Hodgson

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson could not hide his frustration at his team’s late collapse at home to Wolves.

Palace failed to see out a one-goal advantage and allowed their 10-man opponents to net a stoppage-time equaliser for 1-1.

Hodgson feels the Eagles should have converted earlier chances and also showed a lack of game management.

Speaking to reporters after the game, he said: “It’s unbelievably disappointing. I thought we did more than enough in the second half of the game to win it. It was a very good second half performance.

“Perhaps we should have taken some of those chances we created, or those situations in and around the penalty area. Then maybe we wouldn’t have been concerned about the last minute of the game and a cross coming into our box.

“But we didn’t and we weren’t able, unfortunately, to manage those last few minutes by preventing them from getting a sniff in our penalty area.

“As a result, they took the chance, and they will go away very happy, feeling like they have won the game really.”

The former England manager says he is unable to take any positives from the draw.

He added: “Must you always take positives? Why must we always take positives after the game?

“It is very hard to take positives when you have seen a very good performance and three well deserved points, you see two of them taken away in the last minute. I am not sure how you can talk about positives at that point.”