EFL Cup - Second Round
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Crystal Palace 2-0 Blackpool

Scott Dann
Scott Dann's opener was Crystal Palace's first goal this season

Crystal Palace's £27m record signing Christian Benteke made his debut as the Eagles beat Blackpool in the EFL Cup second round.

Centre-back Scott Dann drilled in the opener after Andros Townsend's cross fell to him in the box.

Connor Wickham, who replaced Benteke at half-time, got the second two minutes into the second half.

League Two side Blackpool's best effort was Jim McAlister's strike, cleared off the line by James McArthur.

Belgium international Benteke was busy throughout his first 45 minutes since joining from Liverpool on Saturday.

He had a header saved in the second minute and drilled a rebound into the side netting after a McArthur shot.

Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, a summer signing from Marseille, and centre-back James Tomkins also made their first starts for Palace as they claimed a first win of the season after losing their opening two league games 1-0.

Line-ups

Crystal Palace

  • 30Mandanda
  • 34Kelly
  • 5Tomkins
  • 6Dann
  • 23Souaré
  • 7CabayeSubstituted forZahaat 73'minutes
  • 18McArthurSubstituted forLeeat 61'minutes
  • 42Puncheon
  • 22Mutch
  • 10Townsend
  • 17BentekeSubstituted forWickhamat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Speroni
  • 11Zaha
  • 14Lee
  • 19Fryers
  • 21Wickham
  • 24Anderson
  • 38Boateng

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Mellor
  • 16Nolan
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 23Daniel
  • 26Cain
  • 6Aimson
  • 4McAlisterSubstituted forHerronat 61'minutes
  • 31GnanduilletSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 70'minutes
  • 8PottsSubstituted forYeatesat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 9Cullen
  • 11Cameron
  • 12Letheren
  • 14Herron
  • 17Yeates
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
7,533

Match Stats

Home TeamCrystal PalaceAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home72%
Away28%
Shots
Home23
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crystal Palace 2, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 2, Blackpool 0.

  3. Post update

    Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordon Mutch.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

  7. Post update

    Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Clark Robertson (Blackpool).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Cain.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Chung-yong.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha replaces Yohan Cabaye.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace).

  15. Post update

    John Herron (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  18. Post update

    Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by John Herron (Blackpool).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

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