Roy Hodgson admitted Crystal Palace's first-half performance against Tottenham was not good enough - and the only real positive was Mamadou Sakho playing 90 minutes for the first time since February.

The France international, 29, had been out of action for several months after a serious knee injury he suffered last season required surgery.

He came on in the 1-0 win against Aston Villa prior to the international break before starting against Tottenham.

Hodgson said: “We are obviously unhappy with our first-half performance.

“All of us are prepared to accept the responsibility for that.

“We didn't show the intensity I hoped we would, but I don't want to take too much away from Tottenham during that spell because they played very well.

"I am glad it didn't become more than four. That is bad enough, so I didn't want any more.

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“The only real positive I can take from the game is Mamadou Sakho, after such a long lay-off and such a long time out through injury, got through 90 minutes in a very tough game.”

Heung-min Son scored either side of a Patrick van Aanholt own goal before Erik Lamela netted Spurs' fourth in a rampant 42 minutes.

The defeat sees Palace now sit 11th in the Premier League table with seven points from their first five games.