Chelsea 2-1 Crystal Palace: Disallowed goal questioned by Roy Hodgson
By Ron Walker
Last Updated: 10/03/18 11:16pm
Roy Hodgson said he had been told there "wasn't too much wrong" with Alexander Sorloth's disallowed goal for Crystal Palace as they lost 2-1 at Chelsea.
The Eagles found themselves two goals behind at half-time having lacked commitment in the opening period - something Hodgson was left frustrated by - but should have been given a lifeline with four minutes to go when Sorloth slotted in following a free-kick.
But referee Anthony Taylor disallowed the goal for an alleged foul in the build-up, and Hodgson said he had been told by his coaching staff it should have stood.
He said: "I saw it from the touchline. The people who tell me we should feel aggrieved studied it on the video. And they tell me there wasn't too much wrong with it."
The former England boss changed things around at half-time with an aim of improving a limp performance before the break, which could have left Palace more than two goals behind.
Wilfried Zaha replaced Christian Benteke at the interval and Hodgson may have been referring to the Belgian in his post-match comments regarding the chalk-and-cheese performances.
Hodgson said: "The level of commitment wasn't good enough in the first half.
"I don't think we had all 11 doing that in the first half. We did have all 11 doing that in the second half."