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Colchester United win 5-4 on penalties

Carabao Cup: Crystal Palace 0-0 Colchester (Colchester win 5-4 on penalties)

Dean Gerken
Dean Gerken excelled for Colchester and saved Andros Townsend's penalty in the shootout

Andros Townsend had his penalty saved as a weakened Crystal Palace were beaten by League Two Colchester in a Carabao Cup shootout.

After Townsend squandered the first spot-kick following a goalless 90 minutes, Noah Chilvers gave the U's their first EFL Cup win against top-flight opponents since 1979.

Despite making 10 changes to the side that won at Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, Palace manager Roy Hodgson still fielded seven internationals for this second-round tie.

Belgium forward Christian Benteke went closest to making the breakthrough for the hosts - he had an early effort saved by visiting keeper Dean Gerken, then hit the crossbar.

Palace introduced Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Zaha after the break as they searched for a winning goal, but John McGreal's side held firm.

The draw for the third round takes place on Wednesday, after the remaining second-round ties have been played.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said: "We sign players, believe in them and believe that when they get their chance they will shine. You can't do more than give them a chance to come in and shine and there will be some who aren't happy with their performance.

"But the bottom line is if we can't start scoring goals it will be difficult for us and that is because we don't create or take our chances, so as a result you are never sheltered."

Colchester manager John McGreal said: "We are big on academy products. We have a young boy coming through at right-back, [Noah] Chilvers comes on, he has been training with us for a good year and has little bit of snippets of playing.

"Little did I know, I see him pick the ball up and take the fifth penalty, fair play to the lad."

Line-ups

Crystal Palace

  • 13Hennessey
  • 35Woods
  • 34KellySubstituted forCahillat 45'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 6Dann
  • 10Townsend
  • 22McCarthy
  • 23Camarasa
  • 44Riedewald
  • 7MeyerSubstituted forJ Ayewat 73'minutes
  • 21WickhamSubstituted forZahaat 63'minutes
  • 17Benteke

Substitutes

  • 8Kouyaté
  • 9J Ayew
  • 11Zaha
  • 19Henderson
  • 24Cahill
  • 36Tavares
  • 37Kirby

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 21Clampin
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 90'minutes
  • 14Comley
  • 24StevensonSubstituted forChilversat 77'minutes
  • 26GambinSubstituted forBrownat 80'minutes
  • 45Nouble
  • 9Norris

Substitutes

  • 10Brown
  • 11Cowan-Hall
  • 17James
  • 19Kensdale
  • 27Chilvers
  • 29Ross
  • 49Poku
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
8,898

Match Stats

Home TeamCrystal PalaceAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crystal Palace 0(4), Colchester United 0(5).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Crystal Palace 0(4), Colchester United 0(5).

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 0(4), Colchester United 0(5). Noah Chilvers (Colchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 0(4), Colchester United 0(4). Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 0(3), Colchester United 0(4). Paris Cowan-Hall (Colchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 0(3), Colchester United 0(3). Víctor Camarasa (Crystal Palace) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 0(2), Colchester United 0(3). Jevani Brown (Colchester United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 0(2), Colchester United 0(2). Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 0(1), Colchester United 0(2). Frank Nouble (Colchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 0(1), Colchester United 0(1). Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 0, Colchester United 0(1). Luke Norris (Colchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty saved! Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Crystal Palace 0, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Colchester United 0.

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brandon Comley (Colchester United).

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Brandon Comley.

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James McCarthy.

Foul by Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace).

Noah Chilvers (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James McCarthy (Crystal Palace).

Jevani Brown (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Courtney Senior.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Scott Dann (Crystal Palace).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Jevani Brown replaces Luke Gambin.

Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. James McCarthy (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Andros Townsend.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Noah Chilvers replaces Ben Stevenson.

Foul by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace).

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Jordan Ayew replaces Max Meyer.

Scott Dann (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

Attempt blocked. Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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