FA Cup - Third Round
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West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle

Keith Downing fell to his first defeat in five games as West Brom caretaker head coach as Crystal Palace advanced to the FA Cup fourth round.

Dwight Gayle put the visitors in front after an error by Goran Popov.

The first half was evenly matched and Palace's Barry Bannan and Albion's Craig Dawson both struck the woodwork.

Eagles keeper Julian Speroni then had to be at his best with West Brom dominating, before Marouane Chamakh sealed the win with the last kick.

The Moroccan's strike saw Palace through to the fourth round for the first time in four years, and made it four victories from Tony Pulis's nine games in charge of his rejuvenated side.

The first chance fell to Baggies striker Saido Berahino, who had been the match-winner in the New Year's Day triumph against Newcastle. His aim was off this time however, as he volleyed well over.

The deadlock was then broken as Popov's wayward clearance fell straight to Hiram Boateng, who fed Gayle to wrong-foot West Brom Ben Foster from the edge of the area.

Bannan had already struck the post after rounding Foster in the early stages, when Dawson's header looped off the top of the bar at the other end.

West Brom began to take control after the hour mark, with Speroni producing the save of the match to tip Matej Vydra's low shot around a post having seen it late.

The Argentine had to be at his best again soon after to deny Berahino.

Despite the Baggies's dominance, Palace continued to create opportunities of their own.

After an offside Gayle had poked home Yannick Bolasie's goal-bound shot late on, Chamakh did find the back of the net from Bolasie's pass deep into injury time.

West Brom caretaker head coach Keith Downing:

"It is a little bit hard to take. We gave them a goal, which is disappointing.

"When you play against Tony Pulis's sides you know they'll be organised and resolute. Once we gave the goal away it made it doubly difficult for the afternoon.

"We had a lot of possession and it was frustrating."

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Line-ups

West Brom

  • 1Foster
  • 14LuganoBooked at 56mins
  • 4Popov
  • 5YacobSubstituted forSessegnonat 82'minutes
  • 25DawsonBooked at 55minsSubstituted forAmalfitanoat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 23McAuley
  • 7Morrison
  • 22GeraBooked at 27mins
  • 9Long
  • 20VydraSubstituted forSinclairat 69'minutes
  • 38Berahino

Substitutes

  • 6Ridgewell
  • 10Sinclair
  • 11Brunt
  • 13Myhill
  • 15Thorne
  • 18Amalfitano
  • 29Sessegnon

Crystal Palace

  • 1Speroni
  • 3MariappaBooked at 73mins
  • 4ParrBooked at 61mins
  • 8Dikgacoi
  • 27Delaney
  • 19Gabbidon
  • 7Bolasie
  • 46BannanSubstituted forPuncheonat 79'minutes
  • 38BoatengBooked at 42minsSubstituted forO'Keefeat 68'minutes
  • 16Gayle
  • 20WilliamsSubstituted forChamakhat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McCarthy
  • 11Dobbie
  • 12O'Keefe
  • 13Puncheon
  • 21Moxey
  • 29Chamakh
  • 34Price
Referee:
Phil Dowd
Attendance:
12,700

Match Stats

Home TeamWest BromAway TeamCrystal Palace
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Crystal Palace 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Crystal Palace 2.

Goal!

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 0, Crystal Palace 2. Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yannick Bolasie.

Booking

Morgan Amalfitano (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Morgan Amalfitano (West Bromwich Albion).

Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Daniel Gabbidon.

Attempt blocked. Zoltán Gera (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Daniel Gabbidon.

Goran Popov (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace).

Goran Popov (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace).

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Goran Popov.

Attempt missed. Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Stéphane Sessegnon replaces Claudio Yacob.

Attempt missed. Diego Lugano (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Daniel Gabbidon.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Jason Puncheon replaces Barry Bannan.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Marouane Chamakh replaces Jonathan Williams.

Attempt missed. Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Zoltán Gera (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

Attempt saved. Scott Sinclair (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card.

Scott Sinclair (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace).

Foul by Morgan Amalfitano (West Bromwich Albion).

Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Adrian Mariappa.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Julian Speroni.

Attempt saved. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Scott Sinclair replaces Matej Vydra.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Stuart O'Keefe replaces Hiram Boateng.

Hand ball by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Damien Delaney.

Attempt missed. Hiram Boateng (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Julian Speroni.

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