Eddie Howe laments lack of crowds amid Bournemouth troubles

    Roy Hodgson was happy with Palace’s control at the Vigor.

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe confessed playing with no fans will show a downside for all home clubs in the Premier League after Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace

    First-half strikes from Luka Milivojevic and Jordan Ayew made sure the Cherries stay in the bottom 3 and in problem with a difficult run of fixtures to come.

    The hosts handled just one effort on target throughout the clash at the Vigor Arena, which lacked fans due to the procedures in location with the coronavirus pandemic still having a big influence on the UK.

    After a drab go back to action, the 42- year-old yielded his relegation-threatened side will need to get utilized to playing without a crowd, however hopes it might benefit them at Wolves on Wednesday.

    Howe stated: “Here specifically we grow off the sensation and the environment in the arena and specifically when you are chasing after the game like that today.

    ” Historically our crowd have actually been very proficient at raising the players and I do think the second half efficiency was much enhanced and we were far better.

    ” A goal at any phase would have altered it for us, however it never ever came. I do think playing at home you are going to be at a downside, I do not think there is any doubt about that.

    “Hopefully that can work for us on the other side when we play away from home.”

    Crystal Palace’s Gary Cahill and Scott Dann commemorate the win (Ian Walton/NMC Swimming Pool)

    When Milivojevic curled a complimentary kick over the wall and in through the crossbar,

    The Eagles went ahead after 12 minutes.

    It was 2-0 with 23 on the clock when Patrick Van Aanholt chose Jordan Ayew, who rounded off a great team move.

    Cherries boss Howe added: “A frustrating game and frustrating start for us. The start of the game was truly where we lost it today.

    “It’s a really good free kick from their perspective, but we are disappointed to concede it and it was a hammer blow against a team who when you do go behind against them are very difficult to play against.”

    A frustrating night. #BOUCRY// #afcb XES

    — AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) June 20, 2020

    While Bournemouth stay in the transfer zone, Palace enjoy the top half and ahead of Arsenal.

    This triumph and tidy sheet was their 4th in a row, albeit their previous success prior to the win on the south coast took place on March 7.

    “(I’m) obviously very pleased,” Hodgson stated. “I believed in specific the first half was outstanding. In the second half we managed the game all right to make sure our lead was never ever in huge danger.

    “It is a fourth game in a row for us with a victory and a clean sheet so one has to be delighted with that.”

    Jordan Ayew: The highest- scoring Ghanian in Premier League history (25). #CPFC

    — Crystal Palace F.C. (H) (@CPFC) June 20, 2020

    Palace are on the roadway once again next week with a journey to Liverpool prior to they return home on June 29 for the see of Burnley.

    “That’s the way it will be for all of us,” Hodgson added on the lack of advocates.

    “When we play at Selhurst Park, we will be in the same situation. The players were very keen today that the motivation was going to be a self-motivation.”

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