Everton’s European hopes hit with 0-0 draw at Palace

              Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha, left, and Everton's Richarlison battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Isabel Infantes/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Everton’s chances of ending the English Premier League with European qualification were dented with a forgettable 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

A seventh-place finish could prove enough to play in the Europa League next season but, after thrashing Manchester United last weekend, Everton could not find a way past Palace.

Wolves beat Watford 2-1 on Saturday to consolidate seventh place and move four points ahead of Everton with two games left.

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright gave five pounds ($6.50) to all of the Everton fans travelling with the club’s official coaches so they could buy a drink when they arrived in south London. But there was little to toast on a breezy afternoon, with Bernard’s shot off the post the closest either side came to netting a winner.

Everton full back Lucas Digne’s deflected cross also clipped the crossbar late in the game.