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Crystal Palace boss Hodgson admits his sides eight goal thriller with Bournemouth was an ‘attacking party’

Roy Hodgson admits Crystal Palace’s 5-3 final day win over Bournemouth was an ‘attacking party’.

Michy Batshuayi scored twice for Hodgson’s side, with Patrick Van Aanholt, Andros Townsend and a Jack Simpson own goal sealing a thrilling win at Selhurst Park.

With little more than final position to play for, both teams attacked at will and Palace boss Hodgson admits the contest was a ‘fantastic’ way to end the season.

“It was a fantastic end to the season. It is nice in a way now that I am standing here on the right end of the result that it was wonderful we could offer that spectacle to our fans in the final game of the season,” Hodgson told the BBC.

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“Of course to get to that scenario you have to suffer. I thought at 3-0 we would have a relatively comfortable second half but that wasn’t the case. Funnily enough for as many goals scored there were probably three times as many chances. It was an attacking party out there.

“We were finding it hard to contain them but they were finding it even harder to contain us.”