Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew said his side lacked killer instinct in falling to their first defeat in his tenure, 1-0 at home to Liverpool on Saturday.
Palace had won four straight since Pardew took over earlier this month, beating with Premier League wins against Tottenham and Burnley bookended by FA Cup victories over Dover and Southampton.
But Everton proved too difficult to break down after Romelu Lukaku scored the game's only goal in the second minute.
"We never really produced a classical...
Alan Pardew's honeymoon period as Crystal Palace manager was ended as an early Romelu Lukaku goal earned Everton a much-needed 1-0 victory at Selhurst Park.
Having won his first four games at the helm, returning hero Pardew was unable to inspire yet another comeback as Lukaku struck inside two minutes to claim all three points and hand Roberto Martinez and Everton their first Premier League victory since Dec. 15.
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