EFL Cup - Third Round
Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace4CharltonCharlton Athletic1

Crystal Palace 4-1 Charlton Athletic

Wilfried Zaha
Palace condemned Charlton to their third successive defeat

Dwight Gayle scored a hat-trick as Crystal Palace moved into the League Cup fourth round with a home win over Championship side Charlton Athletic.

Fraizer Campbell put Palace ahead with a low finish just after the break.

Gayle then netted a penalty after Campbell was fouled by Alou Diarra, before Naby Sarr pulled one back.

Diarra was sent off after another foul in the box, with Gayle scoring again from the spot before completing his hat-trick with a header after a corner.

How Wednesday's League Cup drama unfolded

Palace had exited the League Cup to teams from the second or third tier in four of the past five seasons, but this was a potent performance from Alan Pardew's side against the team he managed between 2006 and 2008.

Gayle has not started a Premier League match all season, but this display underlined his value to Palace, who had not scored in either of their previous two games.

Charlton manager Guy Luzon rested key players Ahmed Kashi, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Tony Watt as his side suffered a third consecutive defeat in all competitions.

The Addicks have not reached the fourth round of the League Cup since the 2006-07 season.

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League Cup fourth round draw

Manchester City v Crystal Palace

Liverpool v Bournemouth

Manchester United v Middlesbrough

Everton v Norwich City

Southampton v Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal

Hull City v Leicester City

Stoke City v Chelsea

(Ties to be played on 27 and 28 October)

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Crystal Palace assistant manager Keith Millen: "It's nice to have your forwards scoring. Dwight and Fraizer looked sharp all night.

"They both looked dangerous so that will give everyone a confidence boost and it's nice to have some competition for the weekend.

"It was a performance that we wanted from the whole team, we had players who needed game time. We want to go as far as we can, we are in the last 16 and it's been a while since we had a cup run."

Charlton manager Guy Luzon: "We organised well in the first half, especially with a young team.

"But the first penalty was harsh and then after the second, at 3-1 with 10 players, it's finished. I don't know about the sending-off, I was too far away from the situation.

"We have a lot of injuries and in our situation we had to use some young players. I wanted to pick my strongest team but I didn't have any choice."

Line-ups

Crystal Palace

  • 13Hennessey
  • 34Kelly
  • 3Mariappa
  • 27DelaneySubstituted forHangelandat 34'minutes
  • 23Souaré
  • 11Zaha
  • 18McArthurSubstituted forCabayeat 75'minutes
  • 28Ledley
  • 14Lee
  • 9CampbellBooked at 54minsSubstituted forBamfordat 60'minutes
  • 16Gayle

Substitutes

  • 1Speroni
  • 4Hangeland
  • 7Cabaye
  • 8Bamford
  • 10Bolasie
  • 26Sako
  • 42Puncheon

Charlton

  • 30Pope
  • 20Solly
  • 12DiarraBooked at 73mins
  • 6Sarr
  • 21Fox
  • 31KennedySubstituted forBerg Gudmundssonat 60'minutes
  • 22Ba
  • 8CousinsSubstituted forKashiat 65'minutes
  • 19BergdichBooked at 69mins
  • 28McAlenySubstituted forWattat 75'minutes
  • 18Ahearne-Grant

Substitutes

  • 3Kashi
  • 5Bauer
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 17Holmes-Dennis
  • 26Lennon
  • 27Mitov
  • 32Watt
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
16,576

Match Stats

Home TeamCrystal PalaceAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home24
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crystal Palace 4, Charlton Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 4, Charlton Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lee Chung-yong (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Chung-yong.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Crystal Palace 4, Charlton Athletic 1. Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Chung-yong with a cross following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Patrick Bamford (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dwight Gayle.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Adrian Mariappa.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

  14. Post update

    Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tony Watt (Charlton Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Patrick Bamford (Crystal Palace).

  17. Post update

    Zakarya Bergdich (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Tony Watt replaces Conor McAleny.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Crystal Palace. Yohan Cabaye replaces James McArthur.