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.

Player ratings

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.

Managers Reaction 

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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