Mateta’s goal on last moments of match
Watch Crystal palace vs Leicester highlights as Crystal palace won the match on the premier league encounter at Selhurst park, on Saturday meeting, it was Mateta’s efforts on the last moment of the match timing he attempted to score a goal and succeeded in it.
By his score, Crystal palace had two goals on their side and placed the victory in their hands on the match with Leicester city.
Crystal palace vs Leicester Highlights
Watch Crystal Palace vs Leicester highlight on Uksports, as it was not only the Mateta’s contribution on the victory, but the unfortunate Eberechi’s own goal was an important factor to be considered.
Ricardo Pereira’s goal on the 56th minute given a lead for Leicester but within three minutes, Eberechi’s own goal turned the tables against Leicester which equalised the Pereira’s goal.
It was Mateta’s strike at the last minute changed the teams position boosting their premier league survival hopes.
In the game that have huge changes in the relegation zone battle, Mateta’s goal with the final kick in the last moments of match secured a crucial three points for the Eagles.
Crystal palace remains in the 12th position of the premier league standings with a points of 30, giving a five point gap between their place and Relegation zone. On the other hand, Leicester slips into relegation zone with 25 points with two matches remaining to play on West ham and Southampton.
Roy Hodgson on postmatch interview
“It’s a wonderful feeling. It’s such a relief because I thought over the course of the 90 minutes, we deserved to win that game, especially with that first half performance, which I really enjoyed. said Roy Hodgson.
“As the game wears on, we concede a very good goal and you can see the game petering out at 1-1. But I honestly believe that today, with how we played on the field and the statistics certainly back it up, we deserved to win it.
“But it’s very hard on Brendan on his team to concede a goal in injury-time with the last kick of the game.
“The attacking intent of the team was really very good. It is quite incredible to have that amount of shots and that amount of shots on target and that amount of corners.
“It showed how intent we were to play the game in our half of the field and when we got into the final third, try and profit on the fact we got the ball in there.
“The energy was fantastic. We knew the crowd would be nervous, like we were ourselves. We also knew they’d be 100 per cent behind us and wanting to see us playing in that way.
“It was a win-win situation today because we gave the fans what they want to see and proved we’ve got that ability to pin teams back and create chances. On another day, we score more than the one we had until the last minutes of the game.”
Brendan Rodgers on postmatch interview
“Football can be cruel. There wasn’t a lot in the game, we started the second half very well, scored a fantastic goal and up until that point, we’d made a really good start.
“Then there wasn’t too much created, but the final minute of the game is about concentration, you’ve got to be really strong and resolute. Unfortunately, we gave them too much space.
“But we didn’t deserve that. I feel for the players.
“First half, I didn’t think we played well. We didn’t keep the ball nearly as much as I’d want the team to, but we defended well. The back four and goalkeeper were excellent, but I said to the players they have to increase their mentality with the ball because you have to have courage and bravery to do that.
“We then started to get control of the game, find the spaces and pass quickly and we score a very good goal.
“It looked like it would be a 1-1 draw, which we want to win, but if not, you take the point. It feels really harsh to have lost the game.
“But the players have shown a resilience today. With the result, there is pain there, but we have to use that going into our next game on Tuesday.”