Michy Batshuayi did his father or mother membership Chelsea an enormous favour by scoring a late objective for Crystal Palace in a 1-1 draw at Everton.
The Blues striker, who’s on a season-long mortgage on the Eagles, struck 4 minutes from time to dent the Toffees’ high 4 hopes.
Rodriguez had given the hosts a 56th-minute lead with the 100th objective of his European membership profession, earlier than Batshuayi equalised simply two minutes after approaching instead.
A win would have seen Everton shut the hole on fourth-placed Chelsea to 2 factors, nonetheless, the Toffees stay 4 factors under their rivals.
Carlo Ancelotti’s males have gained simply six of their 15 house video games within the Premier League this season.
However that file regarded set to enhance because the Toffees dominated massive components of the competition and had been unfortunate to not be forward following efforts from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison within the first-half.
The primary significant probability of the match got here from Mason Holgate’s excellent via ball which discovered Calvert-Lewin, who was denied by Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita in a one-on-one state of affairs within the 20th minute.
It was then Richarlison’s flip to be wasteful three minutes later as Guaita thwarted him from close-range.
The Brazil ahead went shut once more simply earlier than the break when he headed a Rodriguez free-kick over the bar from a promising place.
Eberechi Eze provided Crystal Palace’s solely menace of the first-half as his low shot was saved by Robin Olsen.
Everton continued to create possibilities within the second-half when Gylfi Sigurdsson’s drive was deflected broad by Cheikhou Kouyate seven minutes after the restart.
Ancelotti’s facet lastly broke the impasse when Guaita diverted Sigurdsson’s shot into the trail of Seamus Coleman.
The Everton captain stored his composure to chop the ball again to Rodriguez, who made no mistake on his weaker proper foot.
Everton ought to have doubled their lead three minutes later, however Guaita bought the higher of Calvert-Lewin as soon as extra by denying him from 10 yards.
Eze despatched a reminder of Palace’s menace when he stung Olsen’s palms, earlier than Guaita produced a wonderful save to maintain out Richarlison’s scuffed shot.
After which the sucker punch got here for Everton when two of Roy Hodgson’s substitutions mixed for the equaliser.
Jeffrey Schlupp’s inch excellent ball discovered Batshuayi, who completed coolly to attain simply his second Premier League objective of the season.
Guaita needed to be at his finest for the sixth time to protect some extent for Palace when he tipped Richarlison’s shot away from objective with two minutes remaining.