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Dann left disappointed after derby defeat

11th March 2019, 13:27 by Tom Hill

Crystal Palace centre-back Scott Dann says the defeat to Brighton on Saturday was a real "kick in the teeth" for the whole club.

The Eagles were the favourites ahead of kick-off but they fell behind after an error from James Tomkins allowed Glenn Murray a shot on goal.

Anthony Knockaert eventually cancelled out Luka Milivojevic's penalty thanks to his sublime strike and the defeat leaves Palace still in a relegation battle. They are five points above safety with eight games to play and Dann admits Saturday's defeat was a huge blow.

He told London News Online: "To have the previous couple of results we have had, especially away from home and the really good one we had last week [against Burnley], we came into this match full of confidence.

"It was a big couple of weeks for us - we wanted to get another three points on the board but today hasn’t gone to plan.

"To lose any game is disappointing, but with it being a derby and the atmosphere we had at the stadium, it’s tough to take, like any defeat, especially when we felt we should have done a lot better with the amount of possession we had.

"We started the game on top so to concede like that was a bit of a kick in the teeth."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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