EFL Cup - Third Round
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West Brom 0-3 Crystal Palace: Andros Townsend stars as Palace cruise through in Carabao Cup

Andros Townsend
Townsend's goals were his first of the season

Andros Townsend scored a spectacular goal to help Crystal Palace cruise past Championship West Brom and progress to the Carabao Cup fourth round.

The winger ran with the ball from inside his own half before smashing a shot inside the far post from 30 yards for Palace's first goal.

Patrick van Aanholt fired in the visitors' second from the edge of the box in the 76th minute.

Townsend topped a fine display by scoring Palace's third late on.

The former England international skipped inside one defender before driving a finish in off the inside of the post.

West Brom made 10 changes from their league match on Saturday, compared to eight changes by Palace, and struggled throughout.

Their best chance came in the first half when James Morrison's shot from inside the penalty area was saved by Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita diving high to his left.

'Hard to fault anything with our performance' - manager reaction

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson: "It was a very good team performance.

"I thought we were excellent in every aspect of the game. I would find it hard to fault anything in our performance tonight.

"It's good to win games, it's good to win them away from home. Everything from tonight's performance was just what I wanted. We prepared very seriously for this game."

West Brom manager Darren Moore: "Tonight, against Premier League opposition, our younger players will benefit from the game.

"[They will benefit from] the speed, the precision, power, accuracy and the intelligence. They won't lose from that in the long-run despite the result.

"In terms of the levels needed, that was a great test for us tonight."

Line-ups

West Brom

  • 13Myhill
  • 24Adarabioyo
  • 26HegaziBooked at 49minsSubstituted forHowkinsat 62'minutes
  • 28Field
  • 12MearsSubstituted forEdwardsat 63'minutes
  • 22Hoolahan
  • 34Harper
  • 18BarrySubstituted forBruntat 63'minutes
  • 14Townsend
  • 7Morrison
  • 4Robson-Kanu

Substitutes

  • 11Brunt
  • 16Gayle
  • 17Burke
  • 20Leko
  • 21Edwards
  • 23Bond
  • 40Howkins

Crystal Palace

  • 31Guaita
  • 2Ward
  • 34Kelly
  • 44RiedewaldSubstituted forWan-Bissakaat 22'minutes
  • 3van AanholtSubstituted forSouaréat 79'minutes
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 10TownsendSubstituted forJ Ayewat 85'minutes
  • 7Meyer
  • 42PuncheonBooked at 67mins
  • 15Schlupp
  • 9Sørloth

Substitutes

  • 1Speroni
  • 14J Ayew
  • 20Williams
  • 25Kaikai
  • 27Souaré
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 35Woods
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
10,818

Match Stats

Home TeamWest BromAway TeamCrystal Palace
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away22
Shots on Target
Home4
Away11
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Crystal Palace 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Crystal Palace 3.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Boaz Myhill.

Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pape Souaré.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Sam Field.

Attempt missed. Max Meyer (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Alexander Sørloth.

Cheikhou Kouyaté (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Field (West Bromwich Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Jordan Ayew replaces Andros Townsend.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Pape Souaré.

Goal!

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 0, Crystal Palace 3. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Pape Souaré replaces Patrick van Aanholt.

Attempt saved. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

Attempt saved. Kyle Edwards (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.

Goal!

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 0, Crystal Palace 2. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Sam Field (West Bromwich Albion).

Alexander Sørloth (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Joel Ward.

Offside, Crystal Palace. Patrick van Aanholt tries a through ball, but Jeffrey Schlupp is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Kyle Howkins (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Field with a cross.

Booking

Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Wes Hoolahan (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace).

Alexander Sørloth (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tosin Adarabioyo (West Bromwich Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Kyle Edwards replaces Tyrone Mears.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Chris Brunt replaces Gareth Barry.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Kyle Howkins replaces Ahmed Hegazi.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Alexander Sørloth (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jeffrey Schlupp.

Attempt missed. Alexander Sørloth (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Wes Hoolahan.

Attempt blocked. Max Meyer (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick van Aanholt.

Attempt blocked. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Cheikhou Kouyaté (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Puncheon.

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Boaz Myhill.

Attempt saved. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Alexander Sørloth.

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