Everton vs. Crystal Palace: 6 Things We Learned

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Everton vs. Crystal Palace: 6 Things We Learned
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Everton saw their Champions League hopes dealt a crushing blow by a shock 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace.

Jason Puncheon's 23rd-minute strike gave the visitors an ideal start and set the tone for the rest of the game: The Toffees attacked a heavily populated final third, while Palace looked to counter.

The away side then doubled their lead just after the break, as Scott Dann's header blunted any half-time encouragement from Roberto Martinez.

The Toffees finally opened their account on the hour markas Steven Naismith found the netbut the away side once again proved clinical on the break, scoring on 73 minutes through Cameron Jerome.

Kevin Mirallas' late strike prompted a final onslaught, which Palace managed to repel.

Here's a look at some Everton-related talking points to emerge from this contest.

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