• Date: Tue 02 February 2010
  • Venue: Selhurst Park
  • Ref: Mason, L
  • Attendance: 10,282
Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Butterfield (61)

Butterfield (65)

Butterfield (68)

3 - 1

Crystal Palace vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Team Lineups

Crystal Palace

Julian Speroni
Nathaniel Clyne
Clint Hill
Matt Lawrence
Danny Butterfield (Kieran Djilali, 89)
Claude Davis
Shaun Derry
Darren Ambrose
Neil Danns
Nick Carle (James Comley, 84)
Alan Lee (Calvin Andrew, 75)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wayne Hennessey
Richard Stearman
Jody Craddock
Christophe Berra
Ronald Zubar
Michael Mancienne (David Jones, 76)
Kevin Foley
Karl Henry
Nenad Milijas
Geoffrey Mujangi Bia (Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, 59)
Sam Vokes (Chris Iwelumo, 59)

Match Report
Danny Butterfield scored the quickest hat-trick in Crystal Palace's history as they booked a money-spinning FA Cup fifth round tie against Aston Villa with a stunning 3-1 win over Wolves. The Eagles are in need of all the extra cash they can get after going into administration last week with debts of over £30million and Butterfield struck three times in the space of five minutes and 58 seconds to set up a lucrative meeting with Martin O'Neill's team. Butterfield, normally deployed at right-back but pushed into an attacking wide role in the last two matches to replace Victor Moses, nodded in from close range on 61 minutes after Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey could only parry Matt Lawrence's header from a Darren Ambrose corner. And in the 65th minute he slotted in after Alan Lee's flick was prodded into his path by Ambrose. The direct approach paid off for Palace again in the 68th minute when Julian Speroni's long kick was once again won in the air by Lee and Butterfield continued his run to slip the ball through the legs of Hennessey. The victory was nothing less than the South Londoners deserved as they made their Premier League opposition look distinctly ordinary - the visitors produced their first notable effort on goal when captain Karl Henry struck a left-foot shot into the top corner of the net in the 90th minute. The first half was a scrappy affair and the best chance of a forgettable opening 45 minutes came near the end as Nick Carle's shot just fizzed past Hennessey's left upright. But the Eagles lifted the tempo after the restart and Ambrose forced the Wolves keeper to make a diving save from his free-kick in the 47th minute. But the drama unfolded shortly after the hour mark as Butterfield scored his first hat-trick of his career in unforgettable fashion.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.


Goal!! Karl Henry scores for Wolverhampton.


Danny Butterfield is replaced by Kieran Djilali.


Nick Carle is replaced by James Comley.


Wolverhampton are replacing Michael Mancienne with David Jones.


Crystal Palace are replacing Alan Lee with Calvin Andrew.

Yellow Card

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Danny Butterfield scores for Crystal Palace.


Goal!! Danny Butterfield scores for Crystal Palace.


Goal!! Danny Butterfield scores for Crystal Palace.


Geoffrey Mujangi Bia is replaced by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.


Sam Vokes is being taken off, Chris Iwelumo has come on in his place.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by

Yellow Card

Alan Lee is booked for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow Card

Shaun Derry goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


It's 8pm on Tuesday, February 2nd, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Crystal Palace face Wolverhampton at 8pm on Tuesday, February 2nd.