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Preview: Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town

22 August 2017

Tonight Selhurst Park plays host to the second round match in the Carabao Cup between Palace and Ipswich Town and the visitors come into the game unbeaten this season in the Sky Bet Championship.

Mick McCarthy’s side have had four wins from four but has already said that his team that takes the field this evening will have a different look to than the one which has taken maximum points in the opening weeks of the season.

Last season Palace went out in the third round of this competition against Southampton whilst Town’s exit last year was a single goal defeat against Stevenage.

Ipswich Town make their first visit to SE25 since November 2012 where Palace eased to a 5-0 victory in McCarthy’s first game in charge of his new side at the time.   

There will be 30 minutes of extra time should the scores be level at the end of 90 minutes and then penalties if scores remain level.   


Mick McCarthy will be fielding a young side for tonight’s game as he looks to overcome injuries within his squad.

“The regulars need to be ready for the weekend. I can’t afford for another injury or for someone to get sent-off so some of the youngsters will get a chance.

"I've got eight fit first-team players, none of whom will be involved. So to anybody who is coming, expect to see the kids.

"It's not sacrificing for the league, it's sacrificing for the health of players. I haven't got enough; I've got so many injuries.

"I doubt we're going to win the Carabao Cup and I just haven't got the squad to cope with it.

"I'm not dismissing this. I still want to win, but not at the risk of getting players injured or suspended."


Jairo Riedewald missed the defeat on Saturday at Liverpool with a groin injury and is likely to miss out this evening and Wilfried Zaha is still unavailable. 

Midfielders Yohan Cabaye and James McArthur were on the bench at the weekend and could be involved tonight following their return from injury. 

Mick McCarthy is forced into a number of changes whilst striker David McGoldrick will not travel to the game as he awaits the birth of his child.  


Referee: Andy Davies
Assistant Refs: Darren Blunden and Daniel Leach
Fourth Official: Michael Webb

Davies has officiated three games so far this season, showing 12 yellow cards.

He took charge of 38 games in 2016/17 showing 136 yellow cards and four red cards.


Tickets are still available for tonight’s match and under 12s can still go free with a paying adult.

The all-new CPFC Fanzone will be open this evening for fans pre-match but not after tonight’s game.

Located outside Selhurst Park’s Main Stand reception this facility will be open 4.30pm this afternoon.


Turnstiles open at 6.00pm and kick off is at 7.30pm.


The bar opening times before the game are as follows in the lounge areas:

Glaziers, Wright & Bright, Red & Blue and Stanley Stephenson lounges open at 5pm.

Crystals will be closed for this game but a reminder that the Fanzone is open from 4.30pm.

The Early BIrd Food & Drink offer will be available from stadium concourses around the stadum between 6.00pm-6.45pm. 


Ticket holders are advised to enter the stadium as early as possible, as security checks remain in place at Selhurst Park.


If you can’t make it to SE25 for the game, there will be live commentary on Palace Player, updates on Twitter, with highlights available on Palace Player from midnight this evening.




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Match Reports

Report: Crystal Palace 2-1 Ipswich Town

22 August 2017

Two late goals from James McArthur secured Frank de Boer’s first victory as Palace boss and progression into the next round of the Carabao Cup as the Eagles saw off a spirited challenge from Ipswich Town.

The Scottish midfielder, making his first start of the campaign, ended a run without a goal since December as Palace were forced to be patient against a youthful Tractor Boys side, but eventually their quality came to the fore with two fine strikes taking them into round three.

There was a scare as Bersant Celina pulled a goal back in injury-time, but it was a mere consolation, allowing De Boer to taste victory for the first time in a competitive Eagles game.

With the two sides making 18 changes between them from the weekend, it wasn’t a surprise that the encounter took a while to liven up. Two minutes in Sullay Kaikai, partnered up front in an academy-produced frontline with Jason Lokilo, drove an attempt well wide, with Ipswich responding midway through the half when Danny Rowe found row Z instead of the top corner.

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Gallery: Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town

22 August 2017

Seeing as they had named a line-up with an average age of under 20, Mick McCarthy’s team more than held their own in the first 45 against far more experienced opposition, and restricted Palace to shots from distance with Patrick van Aanholt next to try his luck from 30 yards but saw his effort from the right touchline sail high and wide.

It took 44 minutes for the home supporters to finally have something to shout about, as they nearly retreated into the concourses at the break having seen their team go ahead. After Palace won a free-kick on the edge of the area, the returning Yohan Cabaye curled it left-footed over the wall, however Town keeper Dean Gerken managed to push the attempt away to stop the half’s best chance from nestling in his net.

Having taken virtually the whole of the first half to dirty the opposition keeper’s gloves, the Eagles were much quicker out of the traps after the restart and Kaikai was unlucky not to see his powerful blast from just outside the area not find the net after it slipped under Gerken but the shot-stopper got enough on it to divert it wide, and then Cabaye fired just over as De Boer’s men cranked up the pressure.

The winger was the Eagles’ biggest goal threat before he was replaced on 76 minutes, but a minute later the breakthrough finally arrived. McArthur picked the ball up from Lokilo in midfield and drove forward, and then after steadying himself on the edge of the box he curled the ball around Gerken and into the net to finally end Ipswich’s resistance.

That took the pressure off Palace and Lokilo twice came close to marking his debut with a goal when he drew a good stop from Gerken after Andros Townsend slid the ball across the box, and then the youngster came within fractions when he showed good skill to turn in the area and flash an attempt goalwards but rattled the base of the post.

But with six minutes to go, Palace’s passage into the third round was secured as McArthur netted his second. Chung-yong Lee laid the ball off to the overlapping Jeffrey Schlupp on the left, and he slipped it to the Scotsman who, in similar fashion to his first, bent the ball into the net to complete his brace.

The two-goal cushion would prove crucial as in stoppage time the visitors pulled one back when a clipped pass over the top released Ben Morris, who nipped in ahead of Timothy Fosu-Mensah to square for Celina who found the net, but it was too little, too late.

Palace: Speroni, Ward, Dann (Fosu-Mensah 46), Kelly, Schlupp, Puncheon, Cabaye, McArthur, Van Aanholt (Townsend 56), Kaikai (Lee 76), Lokilo. Subs not used: Hennessey, Tomkins, Milivojevic, Benteke.

Ipswich: Gerken, Woolfenden, Fowler, Webber, Nydam (C. Smith 81), Rowe, Downes, McDonnell, Celina, McLoughlin (Patterson 81), Folami (Morris 62). Subs not used: Crowe, McKendry.

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Ticket News

Tonight's Cup Tie: Ticket Update

22 August 2017

Tickets for tonight's Carabao Cup 2nd round match against Ipswich Town are still available on general sale and will be until kick-off at 7.30pm.

Tickets are on sale from the Selhurst box office throughout the day and then at the Holmesdale Road Ticket Office, located between Entrance 1 & 2, is now open for cash sales.

Supporters paying by credit or debit card can purchase these from the Main Box Office, which will remain open through until kick-off. 

Please see below the following prices which apply for today and free Under 12 tickets with a full paying Adult or Senior ticket still apply. 

Supporters collecting pre-booked tickets can collect these from the Match Day Collection Point next to Entrance 9 and will have to provide ID when collecting tickets.

Supporters who have booked E-Tickets just need to print these and bring them to the match.


Applies to all areas of the stadium, with the exception of the Arthur Wait Stand, which will be closed to home supporters.

Adults £20, Concessions (Over 65’s and Under 18’s) £10

Under 12 tickets free of charge with an Adult or Senior ticket (in a 1:1 ratio). 

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