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Crystal Palace earn point against Everton as Iain Moody joins club

PUBLISHED: 10:22 11 November 2013 | UPDATED: 10:22 11 November 2013

Crystal Palace's Marouane Chamakh in action against Everton (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace's Marouane Chamakh in action against Everton (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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Crystal Palace earned just their fourth point of the season in a hard fought goalless draw at home to Everton on Saturday.

Crystal Palace's new sporting director Iain Moody (left) pictured during his former role as Cardiff head of recruitment with Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay (right). Photo: Mike Egerton/EMPICSCrystal Palace's new sporting director Iain Moody (left) pictured during his former role as Cardiff head of recruitment with Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay (right). Photo: Mike Egerton/EMPICS

On the back of seven straight league defeats, The Eagles put in a solid defensive performance at Selhurst Park, and could have snatched victory had Marouane Chamakh been more clinical in front of goal.

Kagisho Dikgacoi and Jerome Thomas also both had fine chances to take the lead, with the latter chipping an effort into the side netting when through one-on-one against The Toffees ‘keeper Tim Howard.

Everton’s best chance to break the deadlock fell to England centre-back Phil Jagielka, who headed Cameron Jerome’s inadvertent flick on to the Palace cross bar.

Prior to the match, co-chairman Steve Parish appointed former Cardiff City head of recruitment, Iain Moody, as The Eagles’ new sporting director.

Moody was suspended by the Welsh club on October 9 and later replaced by a 23-year-old friend of Cardiff owner Vincent Tan’s son.

Palace remain without a manager, though reports suggested former Real Madrid assistant coach Aitor Karanka had flown into London for talks last week.

He remains the bookies’ favourite for the post, surpassing Chris Coleman and the latest name to be thrown into the hat, Burnley’s Sean Dyche.

The Eagles are three points adrift at the foot of the Premier League and take on Hull City away on November 23.

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