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Sunday’s newspapers report on Everton’s scoreless draw with Crystal Palace yesterday afternoon.
The Sunday People’s account of the game says that Palace were ‘as good as they have been all season’ against the Toffees, while the Daily Mirror’s assessment is that the Eagles’ central defensive pairing of Damien Delaney and Danny Gabbidon did an excellent job in stopping the in-form Romelu Lukaku.
The Sunday Telegraph features post-match quotes from Roberto Martinez who explained that the game was a potential ‘banana skin’ for Everton and he was pleased that his team did not concede on the counter-attack.
There are more words from the Blues boss in the Independent on Sunday. Martinez says that it was ‘always going to be one of those days where the ball hits the crossbar and goes out’.
The Sunday Express reports that Sylvain Distin exchanged a few words with an Everton fan after the final whistle at Selhurst Park.
Elsewhere, the Sunday People claim that Ross Barkley is in line to make his full England debut over the next fortnight and he could start the upcoming friendly against Chile at Wembley.