Roy Hodgson expressed his “total sadness” after Nemanja Matic’s 91st-minute winner condemned Crystal Palace to a 3-2 defeat last night.

Eagles boss Hodgson endured late frustration for the second successive game.

Matic's 25-yard strike followed an 88th-minute goal from Tottenham's Harry Kane last weekend.

Relegation-threatened Palace remain third from bottom - a point from safety - having failed to win for the sixth successive game.

Asked what he felt following the last-gasp loss, Hodgson replied: "Sadness. Total sadness.

"I saw a group of players give their all for the club, for their team-mates, against, on paper, against all the odds.

"To come away with nothing, as we did against Tottenham Hotspur, for the second time in a row... I feel very sad for them.

"Proud of the performance. I can't criticise any player or person for the effort they put in, their discipline tactically. It's just one of those things.

"Matic scores a worldy from 30 metres. If that had gone out or gone wide, we'd be sitting here looking at another good performance and another good point.

"As a result, everything gets changed as a result."