2021-22 English FA Cup, Quarterfinals
  • Marc Guehi (25')
  • Jean-Philippe Mateta (41')
  • Wilfried Zaha (79')
  • Will Hughes (88')

Crystal Palace storm into FA Cup semis against struggling Everton

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Crystal Palace thrashes Everton 4-0 to advance in FA Cup (2:10)

Crystal Palace gets two in the first and two in the second as they advance in the FA Cup with a 4-0 drubbing of Everton. (2:10)

Marc Guehi and Jean-Philippe Mateta scored first-half goals as Crystal Palace cruised to a handsome 4-0 victory over Everton in their FA Cup quarterfinal at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

Everton started the brighter and created a number of opportunities in the opening 20 minutes, but as the game wore on the home side took control and booked a semi-final place as Wilfried Zaha and Will Hughes scored late on.

It is the first time Palace have beaten Everton twice in the same season as the Frank Lampard's side were unable to build on their league victory over Newcastle United on Thursday and are now left to concentrate on their relegation fight.

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Palace took the lead on 25 minutes when poor Everton marking from a corner allowed Guehi to head home Michael Olise's dangerous delivery.

They got a second when Eberechi Eze and Zaha combined to set up Matete for a low finish four minutes before the break.

The third was scored in bizarre fashion as Olise's mis-hit shot looped onto the post and provided a tap-in for Zaha, before Hughes scored in similar fashion from a rebound after Jordan Pickford saved brilliantly from Conor Gallagher.