ROY Hodgson admitted Cherries "deserved" to progress past his Crystal Palace side in Tuesday night's Carabao Cup contest.

The second-round tie finished goalless at Vitality Stadium, before Cherries won 11-10 on penalties to set up a trip to Manchester City next Thursday.

Eagles boss Hodgson said: "I thought we showed a lot of grit. I thought the shape of the team, which is normally quite good, was good again.

"But we didn't create enough goal chances and as a result the best we could hope for was 0-0.

"It goes to penalties and I suppose you want to win it but it was an incredible display of penalty taking. Up to the one where the two goalkeepers missed I think it was quite incredible. I've never seen anything like it.

"I kept thinking this will be the one perhaps they may miss, but every penalty was almost perfect, in the joint, so congratulations to both teams on that and congratulations to Bournemouth on winning the game.

"They deserved to win it, they played very well and I can only wish them luck up there next week in Man City."

Hodgson also questioned the decision to announce the third round draw before the second round ties had begun.

"I'm not happy or I don't think it's a good idea that the third round is announced before you play the second round, I don't quite understand the benefit of doing that," he said.

"Certainly neither Jason (Tindall) nor myself were particularly enamoured with the fact that we knew that whatever happened, we were on our way to Man City."

Asked if he concurred with Hodgson, Tindall told the Daily Echo: "It didn’t frustrate me knowing we had to go to Man City, because it’s a great challenge for us. I thought it was a bit strange that the next round draw had already taken place considering the way it’s always been done.

"But I’m sure there’s reasons as to why that was done that way and the most important thing for us was to deliver a good performance and get through to the next round."