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Crystal Palace have deserved better from their home games: Hodgson


Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has said his side deserve more from their home games.

“You’re using a fact, of goals scored, to make a point which I don’t agree with. We are certainly not playing with less freedom [at home]. If anything, if you analyse the home games we’ve had, we’ve had far more goalscoring opportunities, far more possession, far more attempts on goal, but we haven’t converted them.

“You are trying to get me to say something from a fact, that we have only scored five goals at home, which in actual fact disguises an awful lot of football that has been played. If you asked me, ‘are you happy that some of the possession, the control of games, the opportunities we’ve had has only given you five goals, and do you think you should have had more?’, then the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. “I’m not prepared to take that statistic and see something which isn’t there.”

“You look at all the teams around us, in the bottom seven. One or two might have scored a few more but, basically speaking, we are around the same ballpark. That we have probably the best goal difference is down to the fact that we haven’t conceded that many, which is why we are on minus-9 and the next best around us is minus-12.”

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