Crystal Palace recovered from going a goal down early on to beat Exeter in the first round of the League Cup.

John O'Flynn got the hosts off to a flying start when he headed Guillem Bauza's volley over Palace goalkeeper Lewis Price and into the net.

The Championship side hit back when Tom Doherty was penalised for handball in the area, leaving Jermaine Easter to score from the spot.

Kagisho Dikgacoi headed into an empty net on half-time to seal victory.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 04 Bennett Booked
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 06 Coles
  • 16 Amankwaah
  • 37 Moore-Taylor
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 11 Davies
  • 14 Doherty (Frear - 32' )
  • 19 O'Flynn (Gow - 62' )
  • 21 Bauza (Cureton - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Evans
  • 18 Frear
  • 22 Keohane
  • 23 Dawson
  • 32 Gosling
  • 10 Gow
  • 12 Cureton

Crystal Palace

  • 34 Price
  • 02 Ward
  • 06 Martin
  • 21 Moxey
  • 28 Ramage
  • 08 Dikgacoi
  • 10 Garvan
  • 22 O'Keefe Booked (Wright - 78' )
  • 16 Zaha
  • 17 Murray (Wilbraham - 78' Booked )
  • 19 Easter (Appiah - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Speroni
  • 03 Wright
  • 26 Parsons
  • 23 Dorman
  • 25 De Silva
  • 18 Wilbraham
  • 24 Appiah
Ref: Phil Gibbs
Att: 3,650

Match Stats

Shots

7 7

On target

3 3

Corners

11 5

Fouls

8 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:42 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:58

Liam Sercombe challenges Dean Moxey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Moxey.

90:00 +2:01

Short corner taken by Owen Garvan, Kevin Amankwaah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Owen Garvan. Owen Garvan takes the direct free kick.

89:36

Inswinging corner taken by Elliott Frear from the right by-line.

86:41 Substitution

Substitution (Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Kwesi Appiah coming on for Jermaine Easter.

83:32

Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

83:32 Booking

Booking Aaron Wilbraham is shown a yellow card for dissent.

83:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against Aaron Wilbraham.

82:33

Unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha by Alan Gow results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Price.

79:56

Pat Baldwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Zaha. Free kick crossed left-footed by Owen Garvan, clearance by Kevin Amankwaah.

79:02

The referee blows for offside against Wilfried Zaha. Alan Gow takes the free kick.

78:23

Inswinging corner taken by Liam Sercombe from the left by-line.

77:15 Substitution

Substitution David Wright replaces Stuart O'Keefe.

77:15 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Wilbraham is brought on as a substitute for Glenn Murray.

74:03

Corner from left by-line taken by Liam Sercombe. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Elliott Frear.

72:08

Scot Bennett fouled by Glenn Murray, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Coles.

69:11

Glenn Murray challenges Danny Coles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Elliott Frear takes the free kick.

68:20

Corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan, Header by Kagisho Dikgacoi from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

67:55

Owen Garvan takes a short corner.

67:41

Kagisho Dikgacoi takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

65:23

Arron Davies takes a shot. Save by Lewis Price.

63:22

Effort on goal by Wilfried Zaha from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

62:35

Unfair challenge on Arron Davies by Aaron Martin results in a free kick. Artur Krysiak takes the direct free kick.

61:36 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Cureton comes on in place of Guillem Bauza.

61:36 Substitution

Substitution John O'Flynn leaves the field to be replaced by Alan Gow.

59:02

Aaron Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John O'Flynn. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Liam Sercombe.

55:22

Inswinging corner taken by Elliott Frear from the right by-line played to the near post, save by Lewis Price.

54:57

John O'Flynn takes a shot. Save by Lewis Price.

53:20

Stuart O'Keefe fouled by Guillem Bauza, the ref awards a free kick. Lewis Price restarts play with the free kick.

51:32

Foul by Pat Baldwin on Jermaine Easter, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joel Ward.

50:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Moore-Taylor by Aaron Martin. Free kick crossed left-footed by Elliott Frear from right wing, clearance made by Dean Moxey.

48:13

Arron Davies produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:07 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:44

The assistant referee flags for offside against Wilfried Zaha. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

44:55

Pat Baldwin takes the free kick.

44:55 Booking

Booking Stuart O'Keefe goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

44:52

Foul by Stuart O'Keefe on Pat Baldwin, free kick awarded.

42:47

Assist on the goal came from Wilfried Zaha.

42:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Kagisho Dikgacoi - Exeter 1 - 2 C Palace Kagisho Dikgacoi scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Exeter 1-2 Crystal Palace.

41:31

Unfair challenge on Kevin Amankwaah by Wilfried Zaha results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

40:15

Glenn Murray produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

38:21

John O'Flynn is caught offside. Lewis Price restarts play with the free kick.

37:51

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Sercombe from the left by-line.

37:07

Foul by Kagisho Dikgacoi on Pat Baldwin, free kick awarded. Pat Baldwin restarts play with the free kick.

36:10

Glenn Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Amankwaah. Direct free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

32:59

Elliott Frear takes the inswinging corner, Close range header by Danny Coles goes wide of the left-hand upright.

32:37

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Sercombe from the left by-line, clearance by Joel Ward.

31:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Amankwaah by Stuart O'Keefe. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

31:03 Substitution

Substitution Elliott Frear replaces Tommy Doherty.

28:02

Free kick taken by Owen Garvan.

28:02 Booking

Booking Scot Bennett booked for unsporting behaviour.

27:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scot Bennett on Owen Garvan.

27:31

Unfair challenge on Scot Bennett by Glenn Murray results in a free kick. Pat Baldwin restarts play with the free kick.

26:21

Lewis Price restarts play with the free kick.

25:02

Owen Garvan challenges Tommy Doherty unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Coles.

23:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Jermaine Easter - Exeter 1 - 1 C Palace Penalty taken right-footed by Jermaine Easter and scored. Exeter 1-1 Crystal Palace.

22:11

The referee penalises Tommy Doherty for handball.

21:41

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Tommy Doherty gets a block in.

20:31

Effort from the edge of the area by Scot Bennett goes wide of the left-hand post. Liam Sercombe takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Aaron Martin.

20:14

Foul by Kagisho Dikgacoi on Scot Bennett, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Danny Coles.

18:05

Corner from right by-line taken by Liam Sercombe.

16:13

Wilfried Zaha has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

10:37

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Owen Garvan from the right by-line.

9:56

Owen Garvan fouled by Scot Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Ramage.

8:46

The official flags Wilfried Zaha offside. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.

3:40

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Owen Garvan.

1:49

Guillem Bauza provided the assist for the goal.

1:49 Goal scored

Goal! - John O'Flynn - Exeter 1 - 0 C Palace John O'Flynn grabs a headed goal from close range. Exeter 1-0 Crystal Palace.

1:23

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Sercombe from the right by-line,

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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