Crystal Palace continued their goal-scoring form as they produced one of the comfortable football results of the weekend action in the FA Cup. Marc Guehi scored the opener in the 25th minute before Jean-Philippe Mateta doubled their advantage in the 41st minute. Wilfried Zaha made it three in the 79th minute before Will Hughes completed the scoring in the 87th minute.
Crystal Palace: Butland (7), Clyne (7), Andersen (7), Guehi (8), Mitchell (7), Kouyate (7), Gallagher (8), Eze (8), Olise (8), Mateta (8), Zaha (9).
Subs: Milivojevic (6), Edouard (7), Benteke (6), Hughes (7)
Everton: Pickford (6), Coleman (7), Holgate (5), Godfrey (6), Keane (6), Kenny (6), Doucoure (6), Gomes (5), Gordon (6), Townsend (7), Richarlison (6).
Subs: Gray (7), Calvert-Lewin (6), Iwobi (6).
Man of the match: Wilfried Zaha.
Everton manager Frank Lampard: “The difficult thing for us is that we don’t have lots of time in terms of the league to do that. My job title is quite vast as a manager, but to get inside heads and change that with the flick of a switch is not possible. There’s only so much you can keep trying to butter someone up to give them confidence. There’s a balance of confidence and playing at the cut-throat end of football here. This is a quarter-final today to get to Wembley and if you haven’t got the confidence to play, you can quickly flip it and say, have you got the b******* to play?”
Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira: “It’s just about performing on the day and I think today we performed really well. The objective was to go to the semi-final and we needed to perform well as a team and managed to go one step forward, so that’s the most important thing. What I really loved about the performance today is how we managed the game. We went through a really difficult period in the first 20 minutes, but we managed to stick together.”
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