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Palace Quartet Into Euros Quarters

27 June 2016


All four of Crystal Palace's players at Euro 2016 have made it through to the quarter-finals of the competition, with Joe Ledley, Wayne Hennessey and Jonny Williams featuring in Wales' 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in Paris on Saturday.

Hennessey played the full 90 minutes and made two good saves whereas Ledley was replaced by Williams after 63 minutes of an edgy contest with little quality, however Gareth McAuley's own goal 15 minutes from time proved to be decisive as Chris Coleman's men marched into the last eight.

Their wonderful run will now see them come up against Belgium on Friday in Lille who thrashed Hungary 4-0 on Sunday night to advance, however the Red Dragons know their opponents well having beaten and drawn with them during the qualifying process last season.

Meanwhile Yohan Cabaye's France managed to come back from a goal down to beat the Republic of Ireland 1-0 on Sunday, although the Palace man didn't see any action.

Despite playing well in their previous game against Switzerland, the Frenchman returned to the bench but there is a chance he could feature in a potential quarter-final against England as Leicester City's N'Golo Kante will be suspended for Les Bleus' next game after picking up his second booking of the tournament.

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