GOALS FROM JASON Puncheon, Scott Dann and Cameron Jerome put a severe dent into Everton’s bid for a top four place as Crystal Palace ran out 3 – 2 winners at Goodison Park
Puncheon stabbed in this first-half goal to give the visitors the lead and just after the break defender Scott Dann powered a header that took a deflection or two before it crossed the line.
Naismith halved the deficit with a 61st minute close-range finish after Leighton Baines headed the ball into his path. But with 18 minutes to go Cameron Jerome rifled in the visitors’ third of the night.
Kevin Mirallas once again rekindled the hope of the home fans with an 86th minute goal, but there was to be no late heroics and the Toffees remain one point off fourth-placed Arsenal.