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Glenn Hoddle can't see Fulham surviving relegation after Everton defeat

Last Updated: 31/03/14 9:28am

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Glenn Hoddle can't see Fulham surviving relegation from the Premier League after defeat to Everton.

Though Felix Magath's side put in a much-improved display at home to the top-four hopefuls, they remain rooted to the foot of the table after slipping to a 3-1 loss.

The Cottagers are now five points off safety with relegation rivals Sunderland having two games in hand.

Glenn Hoddle told Super Sunday that he can't see the West London club escaping the drop.

"The first half they were terrific but they had to be clinical and finish off those chances"
Glenn Hoddle

"After it went to 2-1 you looked at Fulham and they just fell apart," said the former England manager.

"I don't think they can get out of it, not with what they showed today.

"The first half they were terrific but they had to be clinical and finish off those chances and Everton would have been out of that game. But once you don't take those chances, when you're down there that ingredient of luck goes the way of the teams that have got momentum and it goes against you when you believe it's not going your way.

"But when you're a bit nervous and you're down there, those things happen in games and Everton got their luck today."

Sticky Toffees

Despite an uninspiring first half performance from Roberto Martinez' Everton, Sky Sports expert Graeme Souness believes the club are showing the 'dogged' spirit which could see them qualify for next season's Champions League.

He said: "They were not at their best today but what they showed today was that they are dogged, they stick together when things are going against them and they're a hard team to beat."

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