Sep 21, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​Goodison Park
Everton
2-3
Crystal Palace
Lukaku (9'), Baines (83' pen.)
Eto'o (56'), Naismith (77')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Jedinak (30' pen.), Campbell (54'), Bolasie (69')
Puncheon (76'), Speroni (89')

Roberto Martinez slams Everton's defensive display

Everton's Spanish manager Roberto Martinez reacts to Leicester City's second equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on August 16, 2014
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Everton manager Roberto Martinez expresses his disappointment with his side's defensive display as they lost 3-2 to Crystal Palace.

Roberto Martinez has admitted that his Everton side's 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday was "hard to swallow".

The visitors had just three shots on target throughout the game, but the Toffees boss was far from happy with his team's defensive display.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Martinez said: "Looking at the stats there's something spooky about it. They had three shots on target with three goals. There were three individual errors and as a team that's hard to swallow.

"The defensive intensity was back with us in the last two performances but today we were trying to chase the game. That left us without the focus and concentration we need to have because they were very uncharacteristic errors today and we were heavily punished.

"I don't see it as a [long-term] problem as the last two performances were back to our defensive standards that we have as a team."

Everton travel to Anfield to face local rivals Liverpool next weekend.

Kevin Mirallas of Everton celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at The Hawthorns on September 13, 2014
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