Christian Benteke double inspires Crystal Palace win against Bolton

17 January 2017 10:00
Such was the relief which swept around the smattering of local supporters at the final whistle it was tempting to suggest that, for all the exploits of Sutton United and Lincoln City, the real surprise from the night’s FA Cup replays had actually been witnessed in this freezing corner of south-east London.Crystal Palace have found victories so hard to come by in dire recent times that even a slender success over League One opposition is to be cherished. Indeed, with an impressive Bolton Wanderers side having led and later threatened to force extra-time, with Zach Clough poking just wide of a post, there was even a little instinctive punch of the air offered up by Sam Allardyce at the full-time whistle. Manchester City will hardly be quaking in their boots at the prospect of visiting in the fourth round, but that is a concern for another day. Related: Nathan Arnold’s late winner sends ecstatic Lincoln City into fourth round Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian


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