Crystal PalaceSport

‘Lots of positives’ – Paddy McCarthy delivers verdict on Palace’s draw at Everton as Oliver Glasner watches on

Crystal Palace co-caretaker boss Paddy McCarthy believes incoming manager Oliver Glasner would have seen a lot of positives from their 1-1 draw at Everton on Monday night.

The Eagles went ahead in the 66th minute when Odsonne Edouard headed on Sam Johnstone’s clearance forward for Jean-Philippe Mateta. 

The French forward held off the Everton defence as the ball was knocked towards Jordan Ayew, who unleashed an effort from the edge of the box to open the scoring.

Everton equalised in the 83rd minute when Dwight McNeil swung a corner into the penalty box for substitute Amadou Onana to meet at the back post to score.

McCarthy co-managed the game alongside Ray Lewington after Roy Hodgson stepped down from his position earlier on Monday afternoon.

“It was a wonderful goal by Jordan,” McCarthy told SkySports.

“Unfortunately, in the end, we couldn’t hold out. We knew Everton would pose us some questions with set plays, but we just didn’t answer them until the end.

“Disappointed to have conceded the goal, but we’re happy with the point and we will move on.

“There is lots of quality in the squad and he’s coming into a squad with a lot of character and spirit, like they have shown today.”

Palace kept the five-point gap to the bottom four with new manager Oliver Glasner watching on from the stands alongside Steve Parish and Dougie Freedman.

New Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner in the stands during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture date: Monday February 19, 2024.

He added: “I’m sure he’s seen lots of positives when he was looking down on the team today and I’m sure he can’t wait to get to work with them.

“The players are flexible and we have played a number of different systems this season – we have flexibility within the squad to play a back five or a back four.

“I’m sure he’ll enjoy working with this great group of lads.”

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing:


If you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can make a donation which will allow us to continue to bring stories to you, both in print and online. Or please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.