Hodgson: We had the wind in our sails at the end

Date published: Tuesday 12th December 2017 10:29

Roy Hodgson was delighted to send the Crystal Palace fans home happy as they came back from a goal down to defeat Watford 2-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

Daryl Janmaat put the Hornets ahead after only three minutes before Bakary Sako bundled home an 89th-minute equaliser for the Eagles.

However, the drama wasn’t over there as James McArthur converted a Wilfried Zaha cross into the net in the second minute of injury time to win the match for Hodgson’s side.

“We worked for it, our first half was not very good but we moved the ball better in the second half,” Hodgson said. “The game was stopped so often that we couldn’t get a rhythm but we looked like we might score. Once we scored I wasn’t surprised we got the second, we had the wind in our sails and the players believed.

“Wilfried Zaha was excellent again.

“We’ve got an awful long way to go but we are making a fist of it. I am really pleased with how hard the players are trying even when things aren’t going our way.

“When you win a game in the last minute it says a lot for the players’ character and it’s great for the fans. They go home as happy as we are.”

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