Crystal Palace boss Hodgson reflects on season: Some defeats have hurt your soul

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Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson was pleased with victory over Sheffield United.

The 2-0 win was secured via goals from Christian Benteke and Eberechi Eze.

Hodgson said, "I thought the way we approached the game – front foot, trying to get at them, trying to get a lot of pressure on them as high as we possibly could early on – paid off because it's not often – in recent weeks in particular – that we've had 21 shots on goal and eight on target, and that's not counting the ones that were probably more dangerous than some of the ones on target which whizzed past the post.

"It's been a strange season – we've suffered one or two unusually bad defeats and that hurts you deep down, it affects your soul in some way.

"But I've got to say, looking at the system if you can with a better perspective, it's been a very good season because we've once again played it our way through certain periods with a lot of injuries to key players and yet still here we are with 41 points and still really going strong at the end of the season."

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