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Preview: Crystal Palace v Bolton Wanderers

17 January 2017

After the two sides played out a goalless draw in Lancashire 10 days ago, the Eagles host the Trotters in the replay with both sides aiming to have a visit from Manchester City in the next round.

Wanderers fell to only their second loss this season at the Macron Stadium when they conceded in the 89th minute to succumb to defeat against Swindon Town, despite leading after 48 minutes following David Wheater's goal.

That result left them in third spot in the table, five points behind second-placed Scunthorpe United but with a game in hand as Phil Parkinson turns his attentions back towards the FA Cup - a competition he's had success in in recent years with Bradford City.

Sam Allardyce will be aiming to get his first victory as Eagles boss though at the sixth attempt against the team he managed for eight years between 1999 and 2007.


Phil Parkinson: “It’s a low dressing room because we’ve had a great run at home and we don’t like getting beat. It ruins the weekend but also the start of the week.

“We have got a terrific game to look forward to at Selhurst Park. We go down there knowing there is a big prize on offer to the winner. We have to give it everything we can.”


Crystal Palace: Allardyce has confirmed he will once again make wholesale changes to his side for this cup tie, although he has been dealt a blow with James McArthur needing a scan after picking up an injury against West Ham United.

Scott Dann won't be risked after returning from his hamstring injury at the London Stadium, while Jordon Mutch and Fraizer Campbell have been ruled out.

Jeffrey Schlupp is ineligible for this tie having not been registered ahead of the original third round deadline.

Bolton Wanderers: Chris Taylor struggled to make the bench against Swindon after a thigh strain, but is back in contention.

Darren Pratley could make his comeback for the Trotters after sustaining a broken leg back in August, but meanwhile Keshi Anderson has returned to Palace after his loan move ended.

Palace winsDrawsBolton wins
FA Cup110
League Cup200


Stuart Attwell has been appointed to referee this replay, who last visted Selhurst Park for the Eagles' 5-1 win over Newcastle United in November 2015. The Eagles have won one, drawn one and lost one of the three games he's overseen.

Referee: S Attwell
Assistants: D Bryan and H Lennard
Fourth Official: O Langford


19th January 2013
Crystal Palace 0-0 Bolton Wanderers

Crystal Palace were held to a goalless draw at home by Bolton on Dougie Freedman's return to Selhurst Park.

Freedman's Bolton were unable to recreate the form against his former club that saw them beat Sunderland in the FA Cup on Tuesday.

Wilfried Zaha has been making headlines for Palace and he came the closest to scoring, hitting the crossbar, but Kevin Davies should have done better for Bolton but he fired over from just five yards out.

Tickets are now on sale to season ticket holders and paid members in all areas of the stadium, with the exception of the Arthur Wait Stand.

These are priced as follows:

Adults: £20
Seniors (65+): £10
Under 18s: £10

You can book your seats online here, by visiting the box office at the ground or calling 08712 00 00 71.

Live commentary of the whole game at Selhurst Park will be available on Palace Player. Click HERE to log in or sign up. 

There will also be constant updates throughout the day at @CPFC on Twitter, or you can get in-game stats and live coverage on our new official app - click here for more information.

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