Everton 0-0 Crystal Palace – Premier League LIVE: Latest score, team news and updates from Goodison Park as Eagles play just hours after Roy Hodgson stepped aside


Follow Mail Sport’s live blog of Everton vs Crystal Palace for the latest score, teams news and updates as both sides look to distance themselves from the relegation zone. 

A win today for the Toffees would see them move out of the bottom three, whilst a win for Crystal Palace would give them much needed breathing space taking them from 16th in the table 14th.

Everton 0-0 Crystal Palace

Palace seeing most of the ball in the opening stages with Munoz sending one ball forward from right-back and then pushing on to receive one from Joel Ward.

James Tarkowski has to make an important intervention as the cross comes in from the left from Tyrick Mitchell looking for Mateta in the middle.

Tarkowski getting up a little gingerly, holding his back.

KICK-OFF: We’re off and running on Merseyside

Everton in their familiar blue home colours as you’d expect. Palace in change colours of white and light blue.

An embrace and a nice chat between good friends Sean Dyche and Ray Lewington on the sidelines.

It’ll be Palace who get the game started.

Glasner watching on

Oliver Glasner, the new Palace boss, seated next to chairman Steve Parish in the main stand as the home supporters jeer the Premier League anthem. Well, you can’t blame them.

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The teams are out at Goodison

Here they come… A great atmosphere inside Goodison Park ahead of this important game in the Premier League relegation battle.

Z-Cars plays as the teams emerge from the tunnel. Will Palace open up eight points between themselves and the bottom three, or will Everton be breathing right down their necks?

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Less than 10 minutes until kick-off

Goodison Park filling up as the players complete their warm-ups and go through final preparations with under 10 minutes until kick-off.

So much at stake in what could definitely be classed as a relegation six-pointer.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Fans arrive outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on February 19, 2024 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Have Palace got enough threat to trouble Everton?

Palace will probably line up in a 4-3-3 just to enable some continuity given the managerial changes today.

Odsonne Edouard returns to the line-up on the left side of their attack, with Jordan Ayew on then other side and Jean-Philippe Mateta between them.

With speedsters Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze out injured, will they have enough to trouble Everton?

January signing Adam Wharton is in midfield alongside Chris Richards and Jefferson Lerma.

At the back, Joel Ward returns to then line-up at the heart of defence with Joachim Andersen, while in goal it’s Sam Johnstone back in for Dean Henderson.

Palace XI: Johnstone; Munoz, Andersen, Ward, Mitchell; Wharton, Richards, Lerma; Ayew, Mateta, Edouard.

Doucoure makes a welcome return for Everton

Let’s have a closer look at how the sides might line up.

Everton generally go in with a 4-4-1-1 and they will be boosted tonight by the return of Abdoulaye Doucoure in the advanced role behind striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Toffees boss Sean Dyche spoke a short while ago about Doucoure’s influence and how he is not afraid to get into advanced areas.

James Garner and Idrissa Gueye will provide the backing in central midfield to allow him to break forward.

Everton: Pickford; Godfrey, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Young, Gueye, Garner, McNeil; Doucoure; Calvert-Lewin.

Palace warm-ups underway at Goodison

So who is Palace’s new boss Oliver Glasner?

So Palace have replaced 76-year-old Roy Hodgson with Oliver Glasner, who coaches in England for the first time having previously been in his native Austria and Germany.

Having guided LASK into the Europa League and Wolfsburg into the Champions League, the 49-year-old made waves by winning the Europa League at Eintracht Frankfurt.

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McCarthy: Roy’s enthusiasm was infectious

Paddy McCarthy takes charge of Palace tonight alongside Ray Lewington, with new manager Oliver Glasner expected to be on the training ground later this week.

McCarthy, the Palace assistant manager, has just paid tribute to Roy Hodgson on Sky Sports.

He was a lifelong Crystal Palace fan, who wore his heart on his sleeve, came to work with enthusiasm every day and we are obviously disappointed that he couldn’t see out the season but his enthusiasm and knowledge was infectious and we’re all privileged to have worked with him.

He’s a fantastic football man and we’re just delighted that he’s on the mend, that he’s in good health and hopefully we can give him a good send off.

Worrying news from Everton’s buyers

Everton’s buyers 777 Partners are implementing a major staff cost-cutting programme with the aim of reducing headcount across the business by around five per cent.

Mail Sport has learned there have been redundancies in both 777’s London and Miami offices recently, while the American investment company’s chief financial officer Damian Alfalla has resigned.

777 have been frustrated by the length of time it is taking the Premier League to conduct due diligence on their offer to buy Everton having agreed a sale with current owner Farhad Moshiri last September.


The Crystal Palace line-up

Crystal Palace XI: Johnstone, Munoz, Andersen, Ward, Mitchell, Wharton, Richards Ayew, Hughes, Lerma, Edouard, Mateta.

Subs: Henderson, Tomkins, Franca, Clyne, Ahamada, Riedewald, Ozoh, Umeh-Chibueze, Raymond.

Palace make three changes from Roy Hodgson’s final team selection in the defeat against Chelsea last Monday.

Sam Johnstone replaces Dean Henderson in goal, captain Joel Ward returns in the back line and Odsonne Edouard has replaced Matheus Franca in attack.

Marc Guehi doesn’t feature tonight though he is nearing a return from a knee injury.

Tonight’s Everton team

Everton XI: Pickford, Mykolenko, Branthwaite, Tarkowski, Godfrey, Garner, Gueye, McNeil, Doucoure, Young, Calvert-Lewin.

Subs: Virginia, Lonergan, Patterson, Keane, Onana, Harrison, Beto, Chermiti, Dobbin.

Sean Dyche has made one change tonight and it’s a welcome return for the influential Abdoulaye Doucoure in midfield, with Jack Harrison dropping to the bench from the side beaten at Manchester City last weekend.

Team news coming up shortly

We will bring you the confirmed starting line-ups in the next few minutes so stay tuned.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: A merchandise stand outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on February 19, 2024 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Verdict on Everton’s 10-point deduction appeal due this week

A big week ahead for Everton because they should discover whether their appeal against the 10-point deduction for breaching financial rules which plunged them into the drop zone has been successful.

It’s believed a verdict will arrive in the next 48 hours.

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Everton admin is happy to tempt fate!

The situation at the bottom

Let’s take a look at the bottom of the Premier League table, which will be impacted tonight.

The weekend saw Nottingham Forest pick up three crucial points against West Ham, but both Burnley and Sheffield United suffered 5-0 losses at home as they risk being cut adrift.

Luton were narrowly beaten by Manchester United yesterday and that allows Everton the opportunity tonight to leapfrog them with a win or draw and move out the bottom three.

Palace are presently five points ahead of Everton. A win or draw and they’ll breathe a bit easier, but if Everton get three points, they’ll be sucked right into the mire.

Glas All Over

Then, just 80 minutes after the Hodgson news broke, Palace confirmed the appointment of the Austrian coach Oliver Glasner as his successor.

The ex-Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt coach is expected to be at Goodison Park this evening but he won’t be involved in the dug-out.

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Only one place to start tonight

The news broke at around 3.40pm this afternoon that Roy Hodgson was stepping down as Palace’s head coach after his health scare during a training session last Thursday.

That came amid news reports that Hodgson was about to be sacked following poor results.

In an emotional farewell statement, Hodgson said ‘it may be prudent at this time for the club to plan ahead’, while chairman Steve Parish paid tribute to him.

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A bittersweet day at Selhurst Park

It’s already been an extraordinary day at Crystal Palace and they haven’t even taken the field yet.

Roy Hodgson announced this afternoon he would be stepping aside as manager following the health scare he suffered in a training session last week.

Just 80 minutes later and the 76-year-old’s successor was confirmed as the former Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner comes in.

The Austrian won’t be in charge of Palace as they face Everton in a crunch relegation clash tonight, with Paddy McCarthy and Ray Lewington in the dug-out.

But you wonder what kind of impact today’s dramatic developments will have on the Palace players as they desperately try and haul themselves clear of danger.

Palace sit 16th and have a five-point cushion to Everton in 18th ahead of kick-off.

But a win for Sean Dyche’s side – and they haven’t taken all three since December 16 – would cut that gap significantly and take them above Luton and out the bottom three.

So much to play for at Goodison tonight. Welcome along to our live coverage here on Mail Sport.

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