In the FA Cup third-round clash at Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace and Everton played to a goalless draw, setting the stage for a replay at Goodison Park. The match saw VAR intervention, leading to the controversial sending off of Dominic Calvert-Lewin for a challenge on Nathaniel Clyne. Despite the numerical disadvantage, Everton held their ground, and both teams will face each other again in the replay.
The first half lacked excitement, with neither side posing a significant threat. Although the intensity increased in the second half, the overall quality on display made a positive outcome unlikely. The pivotal moment came in the 76th minute when Calvert-Lewin received a red card after a VAR review. Dwight McNeil suffered an unfortunate ankle injury, adding to Everton’s challenges. However, they held their defense, and the game ended in a draw.
Player ratings for Crystal Palace included notable performances from Andersen and Eze, while Everton’s lineup, despite being reduced to 10 men, showcased resilience. The match highlighted the teams’ equal struggle, and the replay will determine their fate in the competition.
Watch the highlights of the game here.