Everton were slightly superior until they were one less in the final stretch. But it held 0-0, away. This way, you will seek classification at home
In the game that opened the third round of the FA Cup, this Thursday (4/1), Crystal Palace hosted Everton at Selhurst Park, in London. The duel was balanced, but in the final minutes, the London team, with one more, came out on top. But without offensive success. With that, 0-0 on the scoreboard. Therefore, the return game (in Liverpool, home of Everton) will be necessary to find out who will go through to the fourth phase of the oldest competition in the world.
Matheus França (formerFlamengo) started as a starter, left at 36 in the final stage and had a good game with the Crystal Palace shirt, leading attacks and with good passes. But without risking the finish. The 19-year-old striker was the only Brazilian on the field.
Matheus França at Crystal
Even at home and with the support of the fans, Crystal Palace were not very dangerous in the first half. He came close to scoring with a cross from Schlupp that hit the defense and almost deceived Portuguese goalkeeper João Virgínia and a shot over Lerma. Everton had more possession (54%) and shots (4 to 3). Danjuma twice came close to scoring. And the team almost scored an Olympic goal: goalkeeper Hendeson saved it reflexively, with his foot.
Everton, with 10, holds 0-0
The final stage was balanced, with the teams alternating in dominance of the actions, but remaining unsuccessful in the final finish. However, in the 34th minute, Everton striker Calvert-Lewin shared a tough match with full-back Clyne and was sent off. With ten on the field, the Liverpool team closed in and Crystal Palace’s Londoners stayed on top, creating three clear chances to win. But the ball didn’t go in, with 0-0, there will be a return game and Everton will now look for a place at home.
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