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“Everyone knows it could have been a lot better” – Palace’s Guehi on Selhurst Park boos after 2-0 loss to Bournemouth

BY ANDREW MCSTEEN

Crystal Palace went down 2-0 to Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night courtesy of a goal in each half from the south coast visitors.

With just one Premier League win at home this season the Eagles were booed off at half-time and full-time in a miserable night for the SE25 faithful.

“The fans are entitled to their opinion; I’m definitely not going to knock them for that. I think everyone knows it could have been a lot better,” said Palace defender Marc Guehi after the game to Amazon Prime about the fan reaction.

“It’s a hard one. I definitely have to look back at it. It didn’t feel great at the time. I feel like we could have done better in every area on the pitch. I wish I had answers. I know we’ve got a game very soon so it’s really important that we try and rectify this performance and make sure that the next one’s a better one.”

Bournemouth’s first goal came from a corner, given away by Guehi after his miss-kick attempted clearance, with Marcos Senesi easily converting from close range after a Luis Sinisterra flick-on, while Kieffer Moore sealed the win with another close-range header from a flowing Bournemouth play deep into injury time.

And the England international was frustrated with giving away the set-piece which led to the opener and the manner in which the second strike went in.

“It’s very frustrating,” said the 23-year-old. “You don’t want to make too many mistakes, so I hold my hands up for that one and then we can defend the set piece a bit better. We need to be better and make sure that we put it right in the next game.

“There were definitely some positives, but overall not the best, but we have to move on from this quickly.”

With just one win in their last eight games in the top-flight, Roy Hodgson’s men are slowly slipping down the table and with a tough run coming up starting with Liverpool on Saturday, the former Chelsea player was asked if he was fearful of being sucked into a relegation scrap.

“I don’t think there’s any fear because we know every game is important and as a team we have to stick together and that’s what we’re going to do,” he said.

“We’re definitely going to need the supporters behind us. It’s important that we stick together in these tough moments and put it right in the next game.”

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