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karlypants

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Preview: Five talking points ahead of Crystal Palace v Bolton Wanderers

1. Capital comforts 

Wanderers are unbeaten from their three trips to the capital so far this season.

Having not won away from home for over a year, the Whites ended that unwanted record at the first time of asking this season away at AFC Wimbledon.

Then fighting out a 1-1 draw with Charlon Athletic at the end of August, Bolton then beat Millwall 2-0 back in October.

Now facing Premier League Crystal Palace in the Emirates FA Cup, they will be eager to ensure they remain unbeaten in London come 9.45pm on Tuesday!


2. Lee Chung-Yong and Sam Allardyce
Tuesday's game will see the Trotters again line up against two Wanderers fan favourites from yesteryear.

Lee Chung-Yong left Wanderers to join Palace in February 2015, having made 195 appearances and scored 20 goals in a five-and-a-half-seasons with the Whites.

Elsewhere, former England manager Sam Allardyce recently took over at Selhurst Park having previously enjoyed his most successful managerial stint with Bolton between 1999 and 2007.

While both will be given a warm reception at BL6 as they return to their former stomping ground, the Trotters will be determined to ensure that they have the final laugh at the duo's expense come the final whistle! 


3. Gaffer's got form
The gaffer has developed quite the taste for a cup run in the past during his time with Bradford City.

He was a Capital One Cup finalist with the Bantams in 2013 having knocked out Premier League trio Arsenal, Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic on their way to Wembley.

Parkinson also led Bradford to the FA Cup quarter-finals in 2015, memorably recovering from 2-0 down to beat eventual Premier League champions Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge before seeing off top-flight Sunderland.

Will the gaffer be able to oversee another cup upset against Premier League opposition?

4. Gary Madine
A man who has been amidst the awards of late, Wanderers' towering frontman will be hoping to make his mark on this evening's cup clash.

With Olivier Giroud and Andy Carroll - two players of a similar ilk to the 26-year-old - having caused Palace problems in recent weeks meanwhile, Madine will be hoping for similar success tonight.

Also a key figure for the Whites in the initial third round clash, he will also be eager to add to his tally of six goals already this term.

5. Manchester City at home...
Should Wanderers be victorious tonight, they face the prospect of a televised encounter with another Premier League outfit in the form of Manchester City in the fourth round.

The Etihad Stadium outfit booked their own place in this next round of the competition courtesy of an emphatic 5-0 win over West Ham United earlier this month.

The potential fixture would take place on Sunday 29 January, kicking off at 4pm at Macron Stadium in front of the BBC cameras.

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Nat Lofthouse
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Andy Walker
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1-0 Henry

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Report: Crystal Palace 2-1 Bolton

IN BRIEF

Wanderers exited the Emirates FA Cup following a third round replay defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night.

Following a goalless first period, the deadlock was broken three minutes into the second half as James Henry’s looped effort eluded Julian Speroni in the Palace goal.

The home side were level with 22 minutes remaining however, with substitute Christian Benteke nodding home while the striker doubled his and the Eagles’ tally in the 77th minute as he fired home from the edge of the box - a goal which proved decisive come full time.

TEAM NEWS

Wanderers were unchanged for their last league outing against Swindon Town, with the substitutes’ bench also the same.

Chung-Yong Lee also lined up against his former employers once again.

FIRST HALF

Bolton started brightly, with Gary Madine coming close to connecting with a dangerous cross into the six yard box inside three minutes.

The home side were soon on the attack themselves, although any pressure exerted by the Eagles was comfortably soaked up by the Whites’ defence.

It was very scrappy stuff from both teams inside the opening stages, although Josh Vela did flash a shot from the edge of the area just wide of Julian Speroni’s far post in the 11th minute of the game.

Up the other end meanwhile, Lawrie Wilson spared Bolton’s blushes with a goal-line clearance whilst David Wheater also cleared the ball away at the death moments later.

Wilson was to the rescue again shortly after, pulling off a smart tackle to deny Sullay Kaikai when in on goal.

Palace settled into a spell of position thereafter, with Bolton forced back in their numbers to defend.

They also saw a free-kick on the very edge of the box from Kaikai narrowly elude the goalmouth with most of Selhurst Park thinking that it was destined to hit the back of the net.

Joe Ledley meanwhile had the ball in the back of the net on the half hour mark, but the Welshman was booked for a deliberate handball in the build-up.

Martin Kelly then saw a back-post header somehow saved by Ben Alnwick with the goalkeeper smothering his goalbound effort.

Townsend, a constant threat for the hosts, sent a drive straight into the arms of the shot-stopper with five minutes of the half remaining.

But despite their dominance, the Eagles couldn’t breach Bolton’s rearguard and the half ended goalless.

SECOND HALF

With no changes at the break, the second period got underway and Wanderers started strongly.

And their efforts were rewarded in the 48th minute as Henry’s looped effort eluded Speroni in the Palace goal and nestled into the corner of the net to send the travelling Bolton fans into raptures.

A shock to the system for the hosts, they were visibly a little stunned but set about looking for a way back into the clash.

Wanderers meanwhile were boosted themselves and proceeded to soak up a period of Palace pressure.

A triple substitution for the home side shortly after the hour mark brought a fresh outlook for Sam Allardyce’s men with Benteke, Tomkins and Puncheon all introduced for the Premier League outfit.

And the former reaped almost immediate dividends, with Benteke nodding home a Flamini cross to level the scores with 22 minutes remaining.

Vela almost restored Bolton’s advantage moments later however, slamming a volley agonisingly wide of Speroni’s upright.

The hosts though proceeded to take the lead themselves with 13 minutes of the 90 remaining through Benteke once again, this time courtesy of a shot from the edge of the box.

An equaliser looked certain to have arrived with ten minutes to go as Wilson found Clough, but the little man just couldn’t control the ball in the six yard box and scuffed his effort just wide.

Bolton were far from a beaten team despite their disappointment at falling behind, and were still showing their mettle inside the closing stages of the clash.

A double attacking substitution of Max Clayton and Chris Taylor signaled Bolton's intent, and with four minutes given at the end of the 90 it was all hands to the pump.

It wasn't to be however come full time as the hosts held out to progress.

FULL TIME

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Andy Walker
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I went last night and thought we were pretty good considering the opposition. We certainly didn't look 3 leagues apart for most of the game.

They were better in the first half but we defended really well and it didn't look like they would score if we played all night. Beevers the standout player.

Cracking goal at the beginning of the second half which a massive amount of Bolton fans, including myself, missed due to still finishing our beers. It seemed effortless for Benteke though when he came on. He casually bagged a couple of goals, and then went to doing very little.

Madine did pretty well but no-one close enough to support him for much of the game. Spearing bossed it in the middle at times but his passing can be woeful at times. We still looked decent and Clough had a couple of great chances, one of which I thought he should have done better with.

Did ourselves justice I think but the quality of a proper striker separated the teams.

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Excellent analysis, Finlay.......but please would you change your avatar? It makes me feel sick to see it and I really don't want to be continually reminded of something so disgusting. What a vile human being he is!

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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okocha wrote:Excellent analysis, Finlay.......but please would you change your avatar? It makes me feel sick to see it and I really don't want to be continually reminded of something so disgusting. What a vile human being he is!


Belt up Okocha, according to the BBC your mate Obama has today commuted 1,385 sentences and issued 212 pardons, more than the last 12 Presidents put together.

Absolutely outrageous.

Hopefully Trump will find a way to get them back behind bars.

Bwfc1958

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Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
Although a decent payday in the next round would have been good, it's not the worst thing in the world taking a credible defeat. We'd have got absolutely destroyed on national TV against citeh.

finlaymcdanger


Andy Walker
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Natasha Whittam wrote:
okocha wrote:Excellent analysis, Finlay.......but please would you change your avatar? It makes me feel sick to see it and I really don't want to be continually reminded of something so disgusting. What a vile human being he is!


Belt up Okocha, according to the BBC your mate Obama has today commuted 1,385 sentences and issued 212 pardons, more than the last 12 Presidents put together.

Absolutely outrageous.

Hopefully Trump will find a way to get them back behind bars.

Trump could well find himself behind bars at this rate. Or underground preferably.

okocha

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Tony Kelly
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Natasha Whittam wrote:
okocha wrote:Excellent analysis, Finlay.......but please would you change your avatar? It makes me feel sick to see it and I really don't want to be continually reminded of something so disgusting. What a vile human being he is!


Belt up Okocha, according to the BBC your mate Obama has today commuted 1,385 sentences and issued 212 pardons, more than the last 12 Presidents put together.

Absolutely outrageous.

Hopefully Trump will find a way to get them back behind bars.
You've got the wrong end of the stick again, Nat. My point was to do with openly mocking a disabled man and nothing whatsoever to do with clemency.....but I know you know that really.

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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okocha wrote:You've got the wrong end of the stick again, Nat. My point was to do with openly mocking a disabled man and nothing whatsoever to do with clemency.....but I know you know that really.

Trump says some ridiculous things, but Obama isn't the great man you seem to think he is.

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
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Have to agree with you there Nat.

observer


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Natasha Whittam wrote:
okocha wrote:You've got the wrong end of the stick again, Nat. My point was to do with openly mocking a disabled man and nothing whatsoever to do with clemency.....but I know you know that really.

Trump says some ridiculous things, but Obama isn't the great man you seem to think he is.
You should only know... but I do agree with you.

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