Two second-half goals from Wilfried Zaha helped Crystal Palace battle past Crawley and set up a meeting with Wigan in the second round of the Carling Cup.

Crawley started brightly, with Lewis Price denying Josh Simpson and Charlie Wassmer seeing his shot deflected over.

Tyrone Barnett also fired against the post for Crawley after the interval.

But Jonathan Williams set up Zaha to break the deadlock and, four minutes later, a free-kick was headed down in the box and Zaha grabbed his second.

Crawley will rue their failure to take any of their first half chances, the best of which saw Price acrobatically turn Simpson's volley around the post.

Palace did come back into the game before the break but on-loan QPR defender Peter Ramage could not find the net from six yards and Darren Ambrose saw his shot saved by Scott Shearer after running through.

The League Two side still looked more likely to score, going close again when Barnett hit the woodwork.

But, against the run of play, Zaha put the Eagles ahead from 18 yards and from the home side's next attack he doubled his tally by latching on to an Andrew Davies header.

Crawley kept attacking but the closest they came to a reply was when substitute Scott Neilson fired wide.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Crystal Palace

  • 34 Price
  • 21 Moxey (Parr - 68' )
  • 26 Parsons
  • 35 Davies
  • 38 Ramage (McCarthy - 46' )
  • 07 Ambrose
  • 20 Williams (Murray - 86' )
  • 28 O'Keefe Booked
  • 29 Dorman
  • 16 Zaha
  • 31 Andrew

Substitutes

  • 01 Speroni
  • 03 Wright
  • 04 Parr
  • 05 McCarthy
  • 14 Cadogan
  • 17 Murray
  • 19 Easter

Crawley Town

  • 25 Shearer
  • 03 Howell Booked
  • 05 McFadzean
  • 20 Wassmer
  • 02 Davies (Wilson - 71' )
  • 06 Akpan Booked (Neilson - 46' Booked )
  • 08 Torres Booked
  • 11 Simpson
  • 13 Hunt
  • 09 Tubbs (Thomas - 71' )
  • 23 Barnett

Substitutes

  • 01 Kuipers
  • 16 Wilson
  • 12 Smith
  • 21 Doughty
  • 22 Neilson
  • 10 Thomas
  • 17 Akinde
Ref: Naylor
Att: 8,901

Match Stats

Shots

11 13

On target

6 7

Corners

3 7

Fouls

14 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:08 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:55

Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Save by Lewis Price.

90:00 +0:15

Unfair challenge on Andy Dorman by Tyrone Barnett results in a free kick. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.

89:25

Centre by Darren Ambrose, Shot from deep inside the area by Wilfried Zaha clears the bar.

88:40

Glenn Murray is caught offside. Scott Shearer takes the free kick.

87:45

Calvin Andrew has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

85:35 Substitution

Substitution Glenn Murray replaces Jonathan Williams.

85:35

Direct free kick taken by Lewis Price.

85:35 Booking

Booking The referee books Sergio Torres for unsporting behaviour.

84:53

Scott Neilson decides to take the corner short. The ball is delivered by Tyrone Barnett. Free kick awarded for a foul by Sergio Torres on Wilfried Zaha.

84:12

Dean Howell sends in a cross.

82:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Neilson. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Price.

81:18

Scott Neilson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

80:40

Josh Simpson fouled by Jonathan Parr, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Howell takes the free kick.

79:47

Charlie Wassmer concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Zaha. Jonathan Williams takes the free kick.

79:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Howell by Wilfried Zaha. Scott Shearer takes the free kick.

77:40

Sergio Torres takes a shot. Andrew Davies gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Scott Neilson. Foul by Kyle McFadzean on Darren Ambrose, free kick awarded. Andrew Davies takes the free kick.

76:24

Calvin Andrew challenges Glenn Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Shearer takes the free kick.

75:55

Tyrone Barnett concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart O'Keefe. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.

75:29

Calvin Andrew produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

73:49

Sergio Torres gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Price.

72:40

Jonathan Parr restarts play with the free kick.

72:40 Booking

Booking Dean Howell is given a yellow card.

72:35

Dean Howell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Williams.

71:23

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Neilson from the left by-line.

70:19 Substitution

Substitution Scott Davies goes off and Glenn Wilson comes on.

70:19 Substitution

Substitution Wesley Thomas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Tubbs.

70:00

Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Kyle McFadzean gets a block in.

69:21

The ball is delivered by David Hunt, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.

68:34

Calvin Andrew is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

67:22

Lewis Price takes the free kick.

67:22 Substitution

Substitution Dean Moxey leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathan Parr.

67:22

Matthew Tubbs concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Davies.

66:26

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Blocked by Charlie Wassmer.

63:12

Calvin Andrew sends in a cross.

59:52

Free kick taken by Lewis Price. Dean Moxey is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Shearer takes the direct free kick.

59:52 Booking

Booking Scott Neilson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

59:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Neilson on Jonathan Williams.

57:48

Andrew Davies provided the assist for the goal.

57:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Wilfried Zaha - C Palace 2 - 0 Crawley A goal is scored by Wilfried Zaha from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 2-0 Crawley Town.

57:00

Scott Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Williams. Direct free kick taken by Darren Ambrose.

56:23

Foul by Sergio Torres on Dean Moxey, free kick awarded. Lewis Price takes the free kick.

55:01

Foul by Calvin Andrew on David Hunt, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

53:03

The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Williams.

53:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Wilfried Zaha - C Palace 1 - 0 Crawley Wilfried Zaha fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-0 Crawley Town.

50:34

Unfair challenge on Sergio Torres by Andy Dorman results in a free kick. Scott Davies takes the direct free kick.

49:16

Direct free kick taken by Scott Davies.

49:16 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Stuart O'Keefe for unsporting behaviour.

49:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Torres by Stuart O'Keefe.

47:03

Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Save made by Lewis Price. Matthew Parsons delivers the ball.

45:28

Wilfried Zaha challenges Charlie Wassmer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Patrick McCarthy replaces Peter Ramage.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Crawley Town) makes a substitution, with Scott Neilson coming on for Hope Akpan.

45:00 +0:53 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

44:47

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line to the near post, Andrew Davies takes a shot.

42:40

Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Save by Lewis Price.

40:53

Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Save by Lewis Price.

39:14

David Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha. Indirect free kick taken by Andrew Davies.

35:57

Matthew Tubbs fouled by Peter Ramage, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Scott Davies.

34:44

Jonathan Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sergio Torres. Direct free kick taken by Dean Howell.

33:56

Effort on goal by Hope Akpan from long range goes over the bar.

32:09

Sergio Torres challenges Jonathan Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Moxey. Unfair challenge on Kyle McFadzean by Wilfried Zaha results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

31:46

The ball is sent over by Matthew Parsons, Jonathan Williams takes a shot. Save by Scott Shearer.

30:31

Calvin Andrew takes a shot. Save made by Scott Shearer.

27:50

Matthew Tubbs fouled by Dean Moxey, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Scott Davies from the free kick.

26:28

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Darren Ambrose.

25:48

Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Save by Scott Shearer.

24:20

Wilfried Zaha takes a short corner. The ball is delivered by Darren Ambrose, Dean Howell manages to make a clearance.

23:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart O'Keefe on Matthew Tubbs. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

21:13

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matthew Tubbs. Free kick taken by Lewis Price.

20:35

Inswinging corner taken by Scott Davies from the left by-line, Peter Ramage makes a clearance.

19:13

Dean Howell crosses the ball. Hope Akpan takes a shot. Save by Lewis Price. Inswinging corner taken by Scott Davies.

16:23

Foul by Hope Akpan on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Darren Ambrose.

15:25

The ball is sent over by David Hunt, clearance made by Peter Ramage.

13:51

Foul by Charlie Wassmer on Calvin Andrew, free kick awarded. Darren Ambrose restarts play with the free kick.

13:25 Booking

Booking Hope Akpan receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

12:16

Unfair challenge on Tyrone Barnett by Calvin Andrew results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kyle McFadzean. Effort from inside the area by Charlie Wassmer misses to the right of the target. Corner taken by Scott Davies.

11:17

The offside flag is raised against Calvin Andrew. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

10:40

Scott Davies produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

9:30

Dean Howell delivers the ball.

8:54

Centre by Scott Davies.

6:41

Josh Simpson takes a shot. Andrew Davies gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Davies from the left by-line to the near post.

5:40

Hope Akpan challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Moxey takes the direct free kick.

3:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Moxey by Tyrone Barnett. Free kick taken by Lewis Price.

2:25

Tyrone Barnett fouled by Stuart O'Keefe, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tyrone Barnett.

1:46

Calvin Andrew fouled by Kyle McFadzean, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Calvin Andrew.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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