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Summary

  1. Everton miss chance to go second
  2. Palace taken 10 points from last 12
  3. Lukaku opened scoring with 20-yard free-kick
  4. Benteke equalised with superb header

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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Redknapp named in Telegraph reports

Harry Redknapp
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Tonight, another high-profile figure has been included in the revelations...

Harry Redknapp has said his players bet on the result of one of their matches, the Daily Telegraph has claimed.

Football Association rules forbid players from betting on games in which they are involved, with managers expected to report any misconduct.

When contacted by the paper, former manager Redknapp said he did not think it was against the FA rules at the time.

Premier League manager bribes claim a lie - agent

Pino Pagliara
BBC

I'll wind this down with some off-field matters - namely the English football corruption scandal, which continues to offer up fresh revelations. 

After days of revelations by the Daily Telegraph, which included video footage of agent Pino Pagliara claiming eight current and ex-Premier League managers took bribes, the Italian has now come out and claimed what he said was a lie.

Pagliara told BBC sports editor Dan Roan he wanted to "impress" businessmen and secure a lucrative contract.  

You can read more about it here.

Manager reaction

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew, speaking to Sky Sports: "Everton had a couple of spells early on where you could see their quality. They took the lead but we wouldn't lie down and we did really well in the second half."

On the award of a free-kick against Damien Delaney which led to Romelu Lukaku's opening goal: "I was a bit disappointed that the referee gave the free-kick. It was a bit harsh."

And on Delaney's disallowed goal: "The assistant referee's explanation was he thought Damien was offside, but I gather the TV replays show he wasn't. If that's what his call was then we can feel a bit hard done by on that one."

Alan Pardew
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Manager reaction

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Everton manager Ronald Koeman, speaking to Sky Sports: "It's a good point in the end. We defended set plays and second balls well against a difficult team. 

"The team performance was outstanding, although we'd like to create more opportunities.

"We've had a good start to the season. The position in the table is not everything at the moment and we need to improve, but we're doing a good job."

Ronald Koeman
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Player reaction

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Everton defender Phil Jagielka, speaking to Sky Sports: "I have chased the ball and put my head in [for the free-kick that led to Everton's goal]. I got a bit scared and tried to protect myself and ended up handballing it. It is a natural reaction to a high boot. The ref knew that. It was his decision. I'm sure they are not happy but we are glad Rom [Lukaku] put it in.

"They out a few more bodies forward and more crosses in. We dealt with a lot but unfortunately not them all. We are still a work in process. We need to put a bit more in over 90 minutes and see out some more games."

Player reaction

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace goalscorer Christian Benteke, speaking to Sky Sports: "I think it is a fair result. It was a great performance from the lads. We fought hard and came back in the game.

"They [his Palace team-mates] try to look where I am on the pitch. We try to do our job and hopefully we will keep it up.

"It is never easy to play Everton, especially at home but we showed great team spirit."

Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney: "I think Jags [Phil Jagielka] put his head down a bit [for the free-kick for Lukaku's goal]. A bit harsh. But we should have jumped in the wall and didn't. We spoke about whether to jump having seen [Manchester City's] Kevin de Bruyne roll the ball under the wall last week. It was my call. But we have great camaraderie here and came back well.

"The referee said McArthur was offside and interfering with the goalkeeper [for the goal ruled out for offside]."

Christian Benteke
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Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

In the end, it was a tale of two strikers. Two Belgian strikers, in fact. Romelu Lukaku curled in a superb free-kick for the opener for Everton before Christian Benteke deomstrated Hulk-like neck muscles to steer a header into the far corner of the net to level for Palace. Two different but equally brilliant goals.

Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke
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FULL-TIME

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

A smattering of boos as the whistle blows. A frustrating night for Everton, but a deserved point for Palace, who gave as good as they got.

Ronald Koeman and Alan Pardew
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YELLOW CARD

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Another yellow, this time to Tom Cleverley for an intentional trip to prevent Palace breaking. That is nine bookings for the match - the most in any Premier League game this season.

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Palace eat into some seconds by sending on Lee Chung-yong for Andros Townsend.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Only Christian Benteke anywhere near the Everton half now for Palace. All hands to the pump in defence.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Palace hold firm to clear the corner and then another delivery to the near post.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

The home side win a corner. Four minutes will be added.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Into the last minute. Everton pushing for a winner.

Phil Jagielka
PA

YELLOW CARD

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Yannick Bolasie gets a bit carried away and flies in to a tackle on Joel Ward. It is a clear foul, a bit dangerous, and earns the ex-Palace man a booking.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra

With 85 minutes gone, on reflection a draw is probably a fair result. Both teams have tried to be creative and tried to go for it, but have they really tested the opposing keeper? I don't think either have done that enough.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Ronald Koeman cuts a frustrated figure on the touchline. Alan Pardew seems pretty cool, though, offering a thumbs up to one of his players. No prizes for guessing who a point suits better.

Ronald Koeman
Reuters

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Everton's turn to press. They fail to break through, though, as the heavily-populated Palace defence holds firm.

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Another home change sees Bryan Oviedo depart to be replaced by Ramiro Funes Mori.

Soon after, a good chance falls to Seamus Coleman, but after latching on to a neat flick from Romelu Lukaku he can only poke a shot over under pressure in the box.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Huge, ironic home crowd cheers as Everton win a free-kick for a foul on Romelu Lukaku in the Palace half. They feel a bit roughly treated by Jon Moss.

Romelu Lukaku
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Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Andros Townsend delivers the free-kick but it is headed away by an Everton defender.

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Off goes James McArthur and on comes Yohan Cabaye. Decent swap.

Yohan Cabaye
Reuters

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Palace continue their assault and win a free-kick for an Idrissa Gueye foul on Andros Townsend that earns the Everton man a yellow card. The free-kick is wide left.

SUBSTITUTION

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

That prompts the first change for the home side. Ross Barkley, who has provided little, is replaced by Kevin Mirallas.

Ross Barkley
Reuters

Everton 1-1 Palace

Palace asking plenty of questions of Everton. Four corners in as many minutes peg the home side in their own box.

Damien Delaney sees a shot deflected over from the third before the fourth is returned after an initial clearance and headed into the hands of Maarten Stekelenburg by James Tomkins.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Palace are looking the most likely to grab a winner at the moment. Jason Puncheon's free-kick prompts a few seconds of chaos before Maarten Stekelenburg cleans deck with a big punch to send the ball spinning out of play.

Maarten Stekelenberg
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Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Jon Moss is upsetting a lot of Evertonians at the moment. He opts not to award a free-kick for a high Christian Benteke boot on Idrissa Gueye. Lots of frustration swirling around Goodison.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Straight into the wall from Townsend. A carbon copy of his free-kick from the first half.

Andros Townsend
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Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra

I don't know what Gareth Barry can do there! He can't get out of the way. Is that a booking? I don't think so.

YELLOW CARD

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Now Gareth Barry goes in to the book for giving away a free-kick, from which Palace have a chance to shoot. It is about 35 yards from goal. Andros Townsend fancies it...

Gareth Barry
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YELLOW CARD

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Andros Townsend has gone in to the book for trying to foul Ross Barkley. He didn't manage it but the referee went back and showed him a card.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Cleared off the line! Barkley swings a corner to the near post where it is met by a glancing header from Gareth Barry. Palace are indebted to Jason Puncheon on the post, who clears the ball away before it can cross the line.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Does the assistant think James McArthur is blocking the keeper or has made contact for the disallowed Delaney goal? It could well be as the midfielder was offside following the defender's header. However, McArthur doesn't make contact and isn't that close to the keeper. Palace will be fuming if they don't win this.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Spectacular acrobatic stuff from Bolasie as he rises to overhead kick a cross from the right. He makes decent contact but sends the ball wide of the post.

I suspect we are in for a really good last 30 minutes here.

Yannick Bolasie
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'A poor decision'

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra

James Tomkins is a yard offside but crucially Damien Delaney is a yard onside and that is a poor decision to give.

There were no complaints from the Everton defence. They knew Delaney was onside. The referee should have overturned it but I suppose he has to go with his assistant if he's not certain.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Everton are having to dig in now. Palace fancy a second.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Palace have the ball in the net again... but it is ruled out. Damien Delaney rises in a packed box to meet a cross from the right and finds the same corner that Benteke hit not long ago. The flag is up, though. It doesn't look to be Delaney who is off. It is Tomkins, who was running back and not exactly involved in play.

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

It should be 2-1 to Everton. Yannick Bolasie does brilliantly to get to the byline down the left and cross low into the box. The ball falls to Idrissa Gueye, who looks certain to score but sends his shot into the diving Martin Kelly.

'A brilliant header'

Everton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra

Christian Benteke has the height advantage. In standing the ball up, Joel Ward knows that. It's superb from the striker and it's an example of Palace playing to his strengths. A brilliant header.

Christian Benteke
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