Koeman odds-on in sack race despite late penalty

Ronald Koeman remains long odds-on to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post despite Everton rescuing a 1-1 draw at Brighton with a 90th-minute penalty from Wayne Rooney.

The result leaves the Toffees stuck in 16th place – seven points adrift of the Champions League positions and three above the drop zone.

Koeman was cut from 4-9 to 1-3 in Paddy Power’s next-manager-to-go market. West Ham gaffer Slaven Bilic is the 9-2 second favourite while Crystal Palace’s Roy Hodgson is a 6-1 chance.

Brighton had looked set to claim all three points after Anthony Knockaert’s 82nd-minute goal – his first of the season – but the point leaves them level on points with Everton and Stoke.

Southampton twice came from behind to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to Newcastle thanks to a double from striker Manolo Gabbiadini, who was recalled to the starting line-up.

Newcastle held leads after goals from Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Perez but had to settle for a draw which leaves them ninth – a point ahead of tenth-placed Saints.

Derby have been cut to 15-2 to win promotion from the Sky Bet Championship after goals from Matej Vydra and David Nugent secured a 2-0 home success over local rivals Nottingham Forest.

The Rams climbed to 13th – one place and one point above Forest, who have lost six of their last eight league games.

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C Palace v Stoke

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  • Palace’s only five points of the season have come from their last three home games
Expert verdict
Things are slowly picking up for Crystal Palace, who have beaten Chelsea and drawn with West Ham and Everton in their last three games at Selhurst Park. A home clash with Stoke looks winnable for the Eagles as the Potters have conceded 20 goals in their last eight league matches.

 

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