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English FA Cup

Sunday, 4 January 2015,

Dover
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Crystal Pal
Kickoff: 14:00 BST, live coverage on BT Sport
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Crabble Stadium
  • Attendance: 5,645
    • 10' Scott Dann
    • 34' Scott Dann
    • 68' Dwight Gayle
    • 87' Kevin Doyle

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    Dover

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    Crystal Palace

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    Pardew pleased to come 'home'

    Alan Pardew wants to restore the spirit of his playing days after coming "home" to take over as Crystal Palace manager.

    Pardew was released from his Newcastle contract on Saturday morning and signed a three-and-a-half-year contract to return to the club he served for four years as a player.

    The former midfielder was part of a successful spell in the club's history between 1987 and 1991, scoring the winner against Liverpool to take them to the 1990 FA Cup final.

    And in an interview broadcast on the club website, he said: "I think the fans remember that era I was in, they admired the spirit and they'd probably like to see a bit more of that. Hopefully I can bring that back.

    "It's been a while since I played here but it's somewhere I know well and it's close to my heart.

    "It was difficult because I'm leaving a big club in Newcastle (but) really and truly, my home is in this area and for me it's what you would class, as close as you can as a manager, as your own club."

    Pardew takes over a side in the bottom three that has not won for eight matches, since the 3-1 victory over Liverpool at Anfield on November 23.

    And he acknowledged: "It's a little bit sticky at the moment and we need to find a way out of that.

    "The players have got great attitudes here, I've been very impressed. Can I help change that energy into more tangible results?

    "That might take a transfer, it might take a change of style a little bit, and that's what hopefully a manager of my experience can do."

    Pardew is the permanent successor to Neil Warnock, after Keith Millen took caretaker charge for the goalless draw against Aston Villa, and becomes Palace's fourth manager in less than 18 months.

    Warnock succeeded Tony Pulis in the summer, with the former Stoke boss also serving less than a year before walking away in a dispute over transfer targets.

    Pardew's departure signals the end of an eventful era at St James' Park during which he took the club to fifth place in the Premier League and the quarter-finals of the Europa League, but also came in for concerted criticism from some fans.

    Owner Mike Ashley remained strongly behind him, though, even after he had been banned from the touchline and fined for head-butting Hull midfielder David Meyler in March.

    Pardew "cannot change Crystal Palace in two days", according to Dover boss Chris Kinnear.

    Conference club Dover host Palace in Sunday's FA Cup third-round tie, aiming to ruin new manager Pardew's first match at the Eagles helm.

    Pardew had a hand in Palace training on Friday before finally completing his move from Newcastle in time to coach Saturday's last session before the Dover trip.

    Dover will make club history if they reach the fourth round, and manager Kinnear believes Pardew's arrival will have little bearing on the clash.

    "It doesn't matter who the manager is, ultimately it's down to the lads on the pitch," Kinnear told Press Association Sport, after Pardew assumed control form caretaker Keith Millen.

    "He can't change Crystal Palace in two days; the players can't change the way they play in two days.

    "Everyone around the country will be willing us to win, unless you're a Palace supporter of course.

    "And who knows, maybe the Newcastle supporters will be on our side as well!

    "They are relatively local to us, we have some players who live in that area.

    "Alan's arrival means more attention on the game, we've got a capacity crowd and we can't wait.

    "We won't change how we play, yes we'll have to defend of course, but we are still going to go for it.

    "And why shouldn't we? Wrexham beat Arsenal, Sutton beat Coventry, so maybe now it can be Dover beating Palace - there's a chance."

    Dover have already seen off League Two opponents Morecambe and Cheltenham to reach the FA Cup's third round for a second time.

    Defender Sean Francis is hoping to be fit enough to come into consideration for Sunday.

    Francis suffered a groin injury during the 2-2 draw at Altrincham on December 20 and is closing in on a return to the squad. Should the 24-year-old be involved, he could find himself playing against his former Bishop's Stortford team-mate - Palace striker Dwight Gayle.

    Chris Kinnear is still recovering from a knee operation and the cup clash will come too soon for the midfielder.

    91'+3

    Throw-in: Connor Essam takes it (Attacking)

    91'+2

    Martin Kelly clears the ball from danger.

    91'+2

    Andy Rafferty (Dover) Free Kick at 93'

    91'+2

    Stuart O'Keefe commits a foul on Connor Essam resulting on a free kick for Dover

    91'+2

    Throw-in: Adrian Mariappa takes it (Attacking)

    91'+1

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    91'+1

    Andy Rafferty makes the save (Fumble)

    91'+1

    Stuart O'Keefe hits a good header. Outcome: save

    91'+1

    Jerome Thomas crosses the ball.

    91'+1

    Throw-in: Adrian Mariappa takes it (Defending)

    91'+1

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    91'+1

    Andy Rafferty takes a long goal kick

    91'+1

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    91'

    Barry Bannan curls a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

    91'

    Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 91'

    91'

    End of the game

    91'

    The referee has signaled the end of the second half

    90'

    Tyrone Sterling commits a foul on Wilfried Zaha resulting on a free kick for Crystal Palace

    90'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    90'

    Martin Kelly crosses the ball.

    90'

    Tom Bonner clears the ball from danger.

    89'

    Throw-in: Martin Kelly takes it (Attacking)

    89'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    87'

    0 - 4

    Goal!! Kevin Doyle hits a right footed shot high through the middle from the centre 6 yard and scores!! Crystal Palace now leads 4 - 0

    87'

    Kevin Doyle hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

    87'

    That last goal was assisted by Jerome Thomas

    87'

    Adrian Mariappa clears the ball from danger.

    87'

    Adrian Mariappa clears the ball from danger.

    87'

    Ricky Modeste crosses the ball.

    86'

    Andy Rafferty takes a long goal kick

    86'

    Martin Kelly crosses the ball.

    86'

    Throw-in: Joel Ward takes it (Attacking)

    85'

    Jerome Thomas crosses the ball.

    85'

    Connor Essam clears the ball from danger.

    85'

    Andy Rafferty (Dover) Free Kick at 85'

    84'

    Offside called on Wilfried Zaha

    84'

    Ricky Modeste crosses the ball.

    83'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    82'

    Andy Rafferty (Dover) Free Kick at 82'

    82'

    Dover makes a sub: Ricky Modeste enters for Tom Murphy. Reason: Tactical

    82'

    Martin Kelly commits a foul on Christian Nanetti resulting on a free kick for Dover

    81'

    Nicky Deverdics clears the ball from danger.

    81'

    Barry Bannan crosses the ball.

    81'

    Tom Murphy clears the ball from danger.

    80'

    Connor Essam blocks the shot

    80'

    Barry Bannan hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

    79'

    Throw-in: Adrian Mariappa takes it (Defending)

    78'

    Throw-in: Connor Essam takes it (Defending)

    77'

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    77'

    Thomas Wynter (Dover) Free Kick at 77'

    77'

    Joel Ward commits a foul on Nicky Deverdics resulting on a free kick for Dover

    77'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    77'

    Damien Delaney crosses the ball.

    77'

    Connor Essam clears the ball from danger.

    77'

    Wilfried Zaha hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

    77'

    Connor Essam clears the ball from danger.

    76'

    Damien Delaney crosses the ball.

    76'

    Tom Bonner clears the ball from danger.

    76'

    Crystal Palace makes a sub: Adrian Mariappa enters for Joe Ledley. Reason: Tactical

    75'

    Thomas Wynter clears the ball from danger.

    75'

    Kevin Doyle clears the ball from danger.

    75'

    Barry Cogan crosses the ball.

    75'

    Barry Cogan (Dover) Free Kick at 75'

    75'

    Joe Ledley commits a foul on Nicky Deverdics resulting on a free kick for Dover

    75'

    Joel Ward clears the ball from danger.

    74'

    Joel Ward crosses the ball.

    73'

    Tom Bonner clears the ball from danger.

    73'

    Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 73'

    73'

    Crystal Palace makes a sub: Jerome Thomas enters for Dwight Gayle. Reason: Tactical

    73'

    Thomas Wynter commits a foul on Joel Ward resulting on a free kick for Crystal Palace

    73'

    Barry Cogan (Dover) Free Kick at 73'

    72'

    Stuart O'Keefe commits a foul on Barry Cogan resulting on a free kick for Dover

    72'

    Andy Rafferty makes the save (Catch)

    72'

    Dwight Gayle hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

    72'

    Stuart O'Keefe hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

    72'

    Tom Bonner clears the ball from danger.

    72'

    Throw-in: Tyrone Sterling takes it (Attacking)

    71'

    Throw-in: Joel Ward takes it (Defending)

    70'

    Throw-in: Tyrone Sterling takes it (Attacking)

    70'

    Dover makes a sub: Thomas Wynter enters for Liam Bellamy. Reason: Tactical

    68'

    0 - 3

    Goal!! Dwight Gayle hits a left footed shot to the lower left corner from the left penalty area and scores!! Crystal Palace now leads 3 - 0

    68'

    Dwight Gayle hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: goal

    68'

    That last goal was assisted by Barry Bannan

    67'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    67'

    Throw-in: Tyrone Sterling takes it (Defending)

    67'

    Dwight Gayle crosses the ball.

    67'

    Connor Essam clears the ball from danger.

    67'

    Liam Bellamy clears the ball from danger.

    67'

    Wilfried Zaha crosses the ball.

    66'

    Throw-in: Joel Ward takes it (Defending)

    66'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    66'

    Joe Ledley clears the ball from danger.

    66'

    Andy Rafferty takes a long goal kick

    65'

    Scott Dann hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

    65'

    Tyrone Sterling clears the ball from danger.

    65'

    Kevin Doyle crosses the ball.

    65'

    Connor Essam blocks the shot

    65'

    Dwight Gayle hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

    65'

    Martin Kelly crosses the ball.

    64'

    Tom Bonner blocks the shot

    64'

    Dwight Gayle hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

    64'

    Throw-in: Tyrone Sterling takes it (Defending)

    63'

    Throw-in: Joel Ward takes it (Attacking)

    63'

    Andy Rafferty takes a long goal kick

    62'

    Stuart O'Keefe hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

    62'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    62'

    Tom Bonner (Dover) Free Kick at 62'

    61'

    Barry Bannan commits a foul on Liam Bellamy resulting on a free kick for Dover

    61'

    Throw-in: Martin Kelly takes it (Attacking)

    60'

    Richard Orlu blocks the shot

    60'

    Kevin Doyle hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

    59'

    Throw-in: Joel Ward takes it (Defending)

    59'

    Joe Ledley clears the ball from danger.

    59'

    Throw-in: Connor Essam takes it (Defending)

    58'

    Throw-in: Joel Ward takes it (Defending)

    58'

    Throw-in: Tyrone Sterling takes it (Attacking)

    58'

    Joe Ledley clears the ball from danger.

    58'

    Andy Rafferty takes a long goal kick

    57'

    Dover makes a sub: Christian Nanetti enters for Sean Raggett. Reason: Tactical

    57'

    Martin Kelly curls a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

    57'

    Throw-in: Kevin Doyle takes it (Attacking)

    56'

    Joe Ledley clears the ball from danger.

    56'

    Andy Rafferty takes a long goal kick

    56'

    Andy Rafferty clears the ball from danger.

    56'

    Martin Kelly crosses the ball.

    56'

    Throw-in: Martin Kelly takes it (Attacking)

    55'

    Connor Essam clears the ball from danger.

    55'

    Throw-in: Joel Ward takes it (Attacking)

    55'

    Throw-in: Tyrone Sterling takes it (Attacking)

    55'

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    54'

    Martin Kelly clears the ball from danger.

    54'

    Throw-in: Martin Kelly takes it (Defending)

    53'

    Throw-in: Tyrone Sterling takes it (Attacking)

    53'

    Nicky Deverdics (Dover) Free Kick at 53'

    52'

    Stuart O'Keefe commits a foul on Sean Raggett resulting on a free kick for Dover

    52'

    Andy Rafferty makes the save (Catch)

    52'

    Scott Dann hits a good header. Outcome: save

    51'

    Andy Rafferty clears the ball from danger.

    51'

    Kevin Doyle crosses the ball.

    51'

    Tyrone Sterling clears the ball from danger.

    50'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    50'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    50'

    Scott Dann (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 50'

    49'

    Tyrone Sterling commits a foul on Wilfried Zaha resulting on a free kick for Crystal Palace

    49'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    49'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    49'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    48'

    Martin Kelly clears the ball from danger.

    48'

    Joe Ledley clears the ball from danger.

    48'

    Throw-in: Martin Kelly takes it (Defending)

    47'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    47'

    Throw-in: Joel Ward takes it (Attacking)

    46'

    Throw-in: Tyrone Sterling takes it (Attacking)

    46'

    Crystal Palace makes a sub: Kevin Doyle enters for Glenn Murray. Reason: Injury

    46'

    The second half is under way

    46'+1

    Tyrone Sterling clears the ball from danger.

    46'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    46'

    Joe Ledley crosses the ball.

    46'

    Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) Free Kick at 46'

    46'

    The referee has signaled the end of the first half

    45'

    Connor Essam

    45'

    Connor Essam commits a foul on Joe Ledley resulting on a free kick for Crystal Palace

    45'

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    45'

    Andy Rafferty takes a long goal kick

    44'

    Dwight Gayle hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

    44'

    Martin Kelly crosses the ball.

    44'

    Throw-in: Martin Kelly takes it (Attacking)

    44'

    Tom Bonner clears the ball from danger.

    43'

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    43'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    43'

    Connor Essam clears the ball from danger.

    42'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    42'

    Barry Cogan (Dover) Free Kick at 42'

    42'

    Joe Ledley commits a foul on Sean Raggett resulting on a free kick for Dover

    42'

    Andy Rafferty takes a long goal kick

    41'

    Tyrone Sterling clears the ball from danger.

    41'

    Tom Bonner clears the ball from danger.

    41'

    Tom Bonner clears the ball from danger.

    41'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    41'

    Barry Bannan crosses the ball.

    41'

    Throw-in: Martin Kelly takes it (Attacking)

    40'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    40'

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    40'

    Andy Rafferty (Dover) Free Kick at 40'

    39'

    Martin Kelly commits a foul on Connor Essam resulting on a free kick for Dover

    39'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    39'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    39'

    Wayne Hennessey takes a long goal kick

    38'

    Throw-in: Tyrone Sterling takes it (Attacking)

    38'

    Throw-in: Joel Ward takes it (Defending)

    36'

    Andy Rafferty (Dover) Free Kick at 36'

    36'

    Offside called on Glenn Murray

    35'

    Throw-in: Connor Essam takes it (Attacking)

    35'

    Martin Kelly clears the ball from danger.

    35'

    Andy Rafferty makes the save (Parry)

    35'

    Joel Ward hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

    35'

    Tom Bonner clears the ball from danger.

    35'

    Martin Kelly crosses the ball.

    35'

    Joel Ward clears the ball from danger.

    34'

    0 - 2

    Goal!! Scott Dann hits a header to the lower right corner from the centre 6 yard and scores!! Crystal Palace now leads 2 - 0

    34'

    Scott Dann hits a good header. Outcome: goal

    34'

    That last goal was assisted by Barry Bannan

    33'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    33'

    Scott Dann hits a left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

    33'

    Damien Delaney hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

    33'

    Stuart O'Keefe crosses the ball.

    33'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    33'

    Tom Bonner blocks the shot

    33'

    Barry Bannan hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

    32'

    Joel Ward clears the ball from danger.

    32'

    Andy Rafferty takes a long goal kick

    32'

    Throw-in: Martin Kelly takes it (Attacking)

    30'

    Throw-in: Dwight Gayle takes it (Attacking)

    30'

    Throw-in: Connor Essam takes it (Defending)

    30'

    Wayne Hennessey takes a long goal kick

    29'

    Martin Kelly clears the ball from danger.

    29'

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    29'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    29'

    Throw-in: Tyrone Sterling takes it (Defending)

    28'

    Throw-in: Martin Kelly takes it (Attacking)

    28'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    28'

    Throw-in: Martin Kelly takes it (Attacking)

    27'

    Glenn Murray clears the ball from danger.

    27'

    Connor Essam (Dover) Free Kick at 27'

    27'

    Glenn Murray commits a foul on Richard Orlu resulting on a free kick for Dover

    27'

    Martin Kelly clears the ball from danger.

    27'

    Martin Kelly clears the ball from danger.

    27'

    Throw-in: Connor Essam takes it (Attacking)

    26'

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    26'

    Tom Bonner (Dover) Free Kick at 26'

    26'

    Stuart O'Keefe commits a foul on Sean Raggett resulting on a free kick for Dover

    26'

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    25'

    Martin Kelly clears the ball from danger.

    25'

    Tom Murphy crosses the ball.

    25'

    Martin Kelly clears the ball from danger.

    24'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    24'

    Connor Essam crosses the ball.

    23'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    23'

    Barry Bannan crosses the ball.

    22'

    Throw-in: Connor Essam takes it (Attacking)

    22'

    Martin Kelly clears the ball from danger.

    22'

    Throw-in: Connor Essam takes it (Attacking)

    22'

    Martin Kelly clears the ball from danger.

    22'

    Martin Kelly clears the ball from danger.

    19'

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    19'

    Nicky Deverdics crosses the ball.

    18'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    16'

    Throw-in: Joel Ward takes it (Defending)

    16'

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    16'

    Andy Rafferty (Dover) Free Kick at 16'

    15'

    Glenn Murray commits a nasty foul on Tom Bonner resulting on a free kick for Dover

    14'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    14'

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    14'

    Joe Ledley clears the ball from danger.

    14'

    Andy Rafferty (Dover) Free Kick at 14'

    13'

    Offside called on Glenn Murray

    13'

    Throw-in: Joel Ward takes it (Attacking)

    12'

    Nicky Deverdics clears the ball from danger.

    12'

    Joel Ward crosses the ball.

    12'

    Dwight Gayle crosses the ball.

    12'

    Throw-in: Tyrone Sterling takes it (Attacking)

    11'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    11'

    Tom Bonner clears the ball from danger.

    11'

    Throw-in: Joel Ward takes it (Defending)

    10'

    Tom Bonner clears the ball from danger.

    10'

    0 - 1

    Goal!! Scott Dann hits a right footed shot to the lower right corner from the right 6 yard and scores!! Crystal Palace now leads 1 - 0

    10'

    Scott Dann hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

    10'

    Wilfried Zaha crosses the ball.

    10'

    Tom Murphy clears the ball from danger.

    9'

    Tom Bonner clears the ball from danger.

    9'

    Dwight Gayle crosses the ball.

    9'

    Barry Cogan clears the ball from danger.

    9'

    Richard Orlu clears the ball from danger.

    9'

    Wilfried Zaha crosses the ball.

    9'

    Tom Bonner clears the ball from danger.

    8'

    Andy Rafferty makes the save (Tip Over)

    8'

    Glenn Murray hits a good header. Outcome: save

    8'

    Barry Bannan crosses the ball.

    8'

    Sean Raggett clears the ball from danger.

    8'

    Andy Rafferty makes the save (Fumble)

    8'

    Glenn Murray hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

    7'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    7'

    Throw-in: Martin Kelly takes it (Defending)

    7'

    Throw-in: Connor Essam takes it (Attacking)

    6'

    Sean Raggett clears the ball from danger.

    6'

    Throw-in: Martin Kelly takes it (Attacking)

    6'

    Connor Essam clears the ball from danger.

    5'

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    5'

    Andy Rafferty takes a long goal kick

    4'

    Throw-in: Joel Ward takes it (Defending)

    4'

    Scott Dann clears the ball from danger.

    4'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    3'

    Andy Rafferty makes the save (Parry)

    3'

    Barry Bannan hits a left footed shot. Outcome: save

    3'

    Throw-in: Dwight Gayle takes it (Attacking)

    3'

    Tyrone Sterling clears the ball from danger.

    3'

    Barry Cogan crosses the ball.

    3'

    Barry Cogan (Dover) Free Kick at 3'

    3'

    Stuart O'Keefe commits a foul on Nicky Deverdics resulting on a free kick for Dover

    3'

    Throw-in: Joel Ward takes it (Defending)

    2'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    2'

    Andy Rafferty (Dover) Free Kick at 2'

    1'

    Offside called on Glenn Murray

    1'

    Damien Delaney clears the ball from danger.

    1'

    Tyrone Sterling clears the ball from danger.

    1'

    Andy Rafferty makes the save (Fumble)

    1'

    Glenn Murray hits a good header. Outcome: save

    1'

    Wilfried Zaha crosses the ball.

    1'

    Game on!

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    Possession

    37%
    63%
    • Dover
    • Crystal Palace

    Shots

    0
    28

    Shots on target

    0
    14

    Fouls

    4
    13

    Corners

    0
    0

    Yellow Cards

    1
    0

    Red Cards

    0
    0

    Head to Head

    Dover0 - 4Crystal Pal

    Dover

    • 30Andy Rafferty
    • 29Connor Essam
    • 5Sean Raggett
    • -> Christian Nanetti
    • 16Tyrone Sterling
    • 26Tom Bonner
    • 6Richard Orlu
    • 8Liam Bellamy
    • -> Thomas Wynter
    • 17Nicky Deverdics
    • 11Barry Cogan
    • 14Stefan Payne
    • 10Tom Murphy
    • -> Ricky Modeste
    • Subs
    • 15Sean Francis
    • 12Matthew Lock
    • 22Lee Hook
    • 19Jake Reid

    Crystal Pal

    • 13Wayne Hennessey
    • 6Scott Dann
    • 2Joel Ward
    • 34Martin Kelly
    • 27Damien Delaney
    • 25Barry Bannan
    • 12Stuart O'Keefe
    • 28Joe Ledley
    • -> Adrian Mariappa
    • 16Dwight Gayle
    • -> Jerome Thomas
    • 17Glenn Murray
    • -> Kevin Doyle
    • 11Wilfried Zaha
    • Subs
    • 26Chris Kettings
    • 42Jason Puncheon
    • 4Brede Hangeland
    • 8Adlene Guedioura

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    New Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew enjoys winning start vs. Dover

    Scott Dann, Dwight Gayle and Kevin Doyle ensured Alan Pardew was given a winning start to life as Crystal Palace manager as the Eagles avoided FA Cup third-round embarrassment at Dover.

    Pardew -- finally announced as Neil Warnock's replacement on Saturday -- was in the dugout at the Crabble and was able to preside over a 4-0 win against the Conference side.

    Centre-half Dann tucked away two first-half goals to stave off any threat of a shock and Gayle added a third to put the result beyond doubt, before forgotten man Doyle added a late fourth.

    The Republic of Ireland striker had made just four appearances prior to this one, failing to make an impact during his loan from Wolves. His showing from the bench could give Pardew something to think about ahead of the expiry of that agreement later this month.

    That is one of the things Pardew will have to contemplate over the coming days, but in the short-term he will be happy to be up and running. To their credit, Palace never really looked like being fodder for a shock, starting well and continuing to probe.

    Striker Glenn Murray, back after a loan spell with Reading, got a fine header in but goalkeeper Andy Rafferty threw himself to his left and pushed behind.

    That was just a temporary let-off, though. Ten minutes in Wilfried Zaha's cross was inadvertently flicked into Dann's path and, from six yards out, he was able to beat Rafferty.

    All Palace's best chances were falling to Dann and just after the half-hour he could have had a second, losing his footing as he looked to convert Stuart O'Keefe's dangerous cross.

    But with the ball going out for a corner, Dann had an immediate chance to redeem himself and did so, heading in Barry Bannan's corner.

    Joel Ward was unlucky not to add a third before the break too, with Rafferty doing well to adjust his body at his near post as the full-back whipped in a 25-yarder that was deflected.

    Palace continued to attack after the break, Martin Kelly shooting over and then Gayle having a hit charged down, while the striker also felt he had a case for a penalty when he appeared to be brought down by Tom Bonner.

    Gayle would have the last laugh, though, getting into the box with 68 minutes gone and being too quick for Connor Essam, showing good footwork before drilling in a third.

    The fourth came three minutes from the end, Doyle on hand to tap in after Bannan's delightful ball got Jerome Thomas free, with his cross right on the money.




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