Tuesday October 25, 2011 4th Round Finished Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace 2 - 0 Southampton

  • Ambrose 73’
  • Easter 82’ (pen.)

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  1. Palace down Saints to reach quarters

    Palace down Saints to reach quarters

    Crystal Palace booked their place in the next stage of the Carling Cup after a 2-0 fourth-round win over Southampton at Selhurst Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    • Crystal Palace
    • Southampton
    • 90+4' There goes the final whistle. Palace are through!
    • 90+3' Do Prado kicks out at Zaha and he also goes into the book.
    • 90+3' Schneiderlin goes into the book for a foul on Zaha.
    • 90' Four minutes added on.
    • 90' Oooh, Do Prado's free-kick is tipped onto the bar by Price.
    • 88' Great play by Zaha, but his shot eventually goes well over the bar.
    • 87' Lambert sees a free-kick saved by Price low down.
    • 83' Zaha comes on for Parr.
    • 82' Williams comes off for Gardner. He's been excellent.
    • 80' Easter takes it - and scores! 2-0 Palace!
    • 80' Penalty to Palace! Foul by Harding on Williams.
    • 79' Do Prado is on for Reeves in Southampton's final change of the evening.
    • 76' Lambert comes on for Holmes.
    • 75' Jedinak is on for the goalscorer, Ambrose.
    • 74' Williams knocks it past Butterfield and whips in a cross which Ambrose slots home.
    • 74' GOAL! Palace lead through Ambrose!
    • 73' He sends it straight into the wall.
    • 73' Free-kick to Palace 30 yards out. Ambrose will take it.
    • 71' Easter shot blocked by Martin and headed away by McCarthy.
    • 68' Barnard comes on for Forte. It's his first appearance this season after being sidelined by an ankle injury.
    • 64' Williams slips in Easter, but he scoops his shot wide of the left-hand post.
    • 62' Great play by Harding. He whips in a great cross but Forte can't quite get a solid connection on it and it goes out for a throw.
    • 60' Butterfield cross is cut out by Ramage.
    • 56' Not for the first time this evening, Easter is caught offside.
    • 55' Easter bursts forward and shoots just over the bar. Finally something to write about!
    • 51' Ward-Prowse tries an ambitious throughball but it runs through to Price.
    • 46' No changes at the break by either team and we're under way.
    • 45+1' Ambrose's cross is cleared and that's half-time. Not the most exciting of games so far. Saints started well but it's died down since then.
    • 45' Parr wins a corner off Martin.
    • 45' One additional minute.
    • 44' Saints break but it's a poor cross by Harding and Price takes possession.
    • 41' Holmes' free-kick is easily claimed by Price.
    • 39' Dikgacoi picks up a loose ball but fires well over.
    • 37' Ambrose has been very quiet this evening.
    • 35' Chance for Palace, Easter goes through but he's flagged offside very late. Parr had taken advantage of some sloppy Saints defending.
    • 30' Both sides have kept the ball well, but Saints look more dangerous going forward.
    • 28' Martin's clearance is charged down by Easter.
    • 25' Electric pace there by Forte to make space for the shot.
    • 25' Forte shot is parried by Price, but Palace scramble the ball to safety.
    • 20' Now Forte is spotted by the assistant referee and is flagged offside.
    • 18' Reeves is caught offside as he tries to latch onto a Forte pass.
    • 16' Easter is flagged offside.
    • 15' Robust challenge by Clyne on Reeves in the penalty area. Nothing doing says the referee.
    • 13' McCarthy does well to hold off Forte and Palace bring the ball away.
    • 11' Reeves' ball fizzes across the six-yard box but no-one is there to get a touch on it. Good play by Reeves.
    • 10' The corner comes to nothing.
    • 10' Ramage volleys a Harding cross inches past his own post. So nearly an own goal, Ramage didn't really know where the ball was.
    • 6' Price makes a smart save low to his left from Reeves.
    • 4' Clyne smashes a shot high and wide after some sloppy Southampton defending.
    • 3' It has been a quiet start so far.
    • 1' We're off!
    • 19:43 Out come the two teams. Glad All Over is blaring out.
    • 19:25 The referee is Mark Haywood (W Yorkshire).
    • 19:24 Ward-Prowse makes his full debut, while youngsters Moore, Dean and goalkeeper Dovey are amongst the substitutes.
    • 19:23 Southampton make 10 changes to the side that drew at Reading. Cork is the only man to stay in the XI. He starts at centre-back.
    • 19:21 So that's eight changes for Palace from Saturday's 1-0 win at Ipswich Town. The feeling is they'll line-up in a 4-4-1-1 formation with Ambrose just behind a lone striker.
    • 19:20 Southampton subs: Richardson, Lambert, Barnard, De Prado, Moore, Dovey, Dean.
    • 19:19 Southampton: Bialkowski, Harding, Schneiderlin, Cork, Butterfield, Martin, Forte, Holmes, Reeves, Ward-Prowse, De Ridder.
    • 19:16 Palace subs: Speroni, Gardner, Iversen, Jedinak, Zaha, Pedroza, Dorman.
    • 19:16 Palace: Price, Clyne, Parr, McCarthy, Ambrose, Dikgacoi, Easter, Williams, Moxey, O'Keefe, Ramage.
    • 19:14 The teamsheets are in...
    • 18:46 A win for Palace, who have kept three consecutive clean sheets, would take them into the quarter-finals for the first time since the 2003/04 season.
    • 18:46 These clubs have met 50 times before, with Southampton winning on 31 occasions and Palace 23.
    • 18:46 This, however, is their first appearance in the fourth round of this competition for seven years.
    • 18:46 Southampton, though, come into the game top of the Championship and looking for back-to-back promotions.
    • 18:45 They have won 16 of the last 18 League Cup matches at Selhurst Park and have lost only two of 29 - a run that stretches back to October 1995.
    • 18:45 Palace's home form has been excellent under manager Dougie Freedman and has also been impressive in this competition in recent years.
    • 18:45 Welcome to LIVE coverage of the Carling Cup fourth-round tie between Crystal Palace and Southampton.
  • Summary

    • 90' Oooh, Do Prado's free-kick is tipped onto the bar by Price.
    • 80' Easter takes it - and scores! 2-0 Palace!
    • 80' Penalty to Palace! Foul by Harding on Williams.
    • 74' GOAL! Palace lead through Ambrose!
    • 25' Forte shot is parried by Price, but Palace scramble the ball to safety.

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