Roy Hodgson says it feels like Groundhog Day after Manchester United defeat
Last Updated: 06/03/18 8:32am
Roy Hodgson said watching Nemanja Matic's late winner for Manchester United against Crystal Palace felt like "Groundhog Day".
For the second game running Palace conceding a late goal as United came roaring back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Selhurst Park courtesy of a fabulous winning goal from Matic.
The result follows on from their 1-0 defeat to Tottenham last Sunday, where Harry Kane scored late for Spurs.
Hodgson was left bitterly disappointed for his team, who had matched United for large periods of the game.
"It was a bit of a Groundhog Day moment," he told Sky Sports.
"Once again we did really well and the experienced players in the squad are doing fantastically well to help the younger players. The only thing is that has saddened me today is the fact we've gone home with no points.
"I do really think that a performance like that deserved something. At one stage we look like we were going to get all three but you know the quality Manchester United possess and their strength in depth.
"There's a chance you're going to be under the cosh even if you're leading by two goals. I was expecting to come away with one point but we've got nothing and I find that tough for the players to take."
The result sees Palace remain in the relegation zone, one point from safety and they have a trip to Stamford Bridge to face champions Chelsea next weekend.
Despite their poor run of form, Hodgson remains bullish of their survival chances.
"We were there after seven games and everyone was telling us we were relegated, eight points adrift of safety, we are one point adrift now with nine games to go," he said.
"We have determination and fighting spirit, we have just had some misfortune in the last few moments of the last couple of games."
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