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Frank Lampard Is Responsible For The Saltiest Post-Match Interview Ever Following Crystal Palace 4-0 Everton

Daniel Marland

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Frank Lampard Is Responsible For The Saltiest Post-Match Interview Ever Following Crystal Palace 4-0 Everton

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Everton manager Frank Lampard's post-match interview following their 4-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup was incredibly bitter.

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Patrick Vieira's side ran riot at Selhurst Park to book a semi-final clash with Chelsea at Wembley next month.

Marc Guehi, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Wilfried Zaha bagged and Will Hughes were on the scoresheet to seal an emphatic victory.

The scoreline is perhaps unfair on Everton and they started the better side in south London, something Lampard was quick to reflect on.

He took it one step further by criticising the quality of all four Palace goals.

The former England international said: "Quarter-final of a cup, start really well, control the game. Then we allowed a goal from a corner, then another average goal, a fluke goal and another average goal."

Lampard continued to Everton's official website: "We came here to try to get to Wembley and we gave Palace a pass to get into the semi-final. Palace didn’t play that well and they won 4-0. The players have got to take responsibility."

Not exactly what you'd call gracious in defeat.

Fans on social media have reacted to the clip and they think Lampard's attitude was quite poor.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

One commented: Nah man I've never seen anything like this. Not even Jose does this. The ego of this man."

Another said: "Describing how you lost in FUT Champs to your mate."

While a third put: "Who gassed this man? With that mentality you're going nowhere pal."

Avoiding relegation will be Everton's main concern and being eliminated from the cup isn't the end of the world.

But the number of goals they leak will have alarm bells ringing during the business end of the season.

The Toffees are 17th in the Premier League and two points above 18th place Watford, but they do have two games in hand on Roy Hodgson's men.

Guehi opened the scoring inside 25 minutes after heading home a Michael Olise corner.

It caps off a remarkable week for the 21-year-old who was named in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the first time.

Mateta slotted home a Zaha cutback just before halftime to give Palace a comfortable lead.

They'd take their foot off the gas until late in the second half, when Zaha and Hughes got in on the act.

Palace reached the FA Cup final in 2016 before losing to Manchester United.

Vieira will be hoping to do similar and cap off a fine debut season in the Eagles dugout.

Topics: Everton, Frank Lampard, Crystal Palace, FA Cup

Daniel Marland
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