Crystal Palace vs Hartlepool: Crystal Palace squared off against Hartlepool at the Selhurst Park Stadium, London in the fourth round of the ongoing edition of the FA Cup.
Crystal Palace advanced to the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 victory against League Two Hartlepool United on Saturday night.
Following up on his excellent round three performance at Millwall, Michael Olise once again stole the show with a devastating performance at Selhurst Park, nabbing a goal and an assist to lead the hosts to victory.
For the remainder of the first half, the visitors did well to ride numerous waves of Palace’s dangerous attacking quality, but they were hanging on by a thread as Jean Philipp-Mateta, Odsonne Edouard, and Olise came close to adding a third after the restart; impressive goalkeeping from Killip and a helping hand from the post kept Graeme Lee’s men just about in the game.
Despite avoiding conceding a second goal, Pool was unable to create any genuine chances in the second half, allowing Patrick Vieira’s side to comfortably and professionally see out the 2-0 victory.
Let’s take a look at the player ratings for Crystal Palace vs Hartlepool match:-
Crystal Palace vs Hartlepool Player Ratings
Jack Butland (GK) (7.7/10): Jack had a decent outing. He made three saves, two of them were inside the box.
Joel Ward (7.5/10): Joel was impressive tonight. Got forward well in the second half and performed admirably in a back three at the end of the game too.
Martin Kelly (7.2/10): Martin showed his glimpse of skills with three successful tackles and four clearances. He won three ground duels and one aerial duel today.
Marc Guéhi (8.1/10): His great form continued in this match. Leaped in front of basically every shot on goal in the first half. He also scored the opening goal for Crystal Palace in this match.
Tyrick Mitchell (6.5/10): Had his work cut out for him today, but performed admirably. He made one clearance with two successful tackles.
Jeffrey Schlupp (6.9/10): Struggled to do anything. At all. He was subbed off on the hour mark because of this.
Luka Milivojević (C) (7.4/10): Luka was fantastic once again. Made a couple of chances. Had a good passing percentage. He made two successful interceptions and tackles.
Conor Gallagher (7.2/10): Talented, but played a bit too deep in the first half. Impressed more in the second half when he was given more of the ball.
Michael Olise (9.9/10): Very explicitly Eagle’s most dangerous attacker. Scored a magnificent goal to double the lead. He also made one assist. Made four or five shots on target
Jean-Philippe Mateta (7.2/10): Made a good impression in the game. Was brilliant with the passes.
Eberechi Eze (7.1/10): Made a Positive impact in the game with his performance. Was brilliant with the crossing and short pass.
Will Hughes (6.6/10): Was good but not that effective in this game.
Nathaniel Clyne (7.0/10): Nathaniel played 13 minutes and was pretty good. Made one successful tackle and interception.
Odsonne Édouard (7.1/10):
Christian Benteke (6.9/10):
Omotayo Daniel Adaramola (6.6/10):
Ben Killip (GK) (8.1/10): He was impressive tonight. Made seven saves from inside the box and also made 44 touches.
David Ferguson (6.5/10): Did well against the pace of Eagle’s attack. He made one key pass and a couple of good chances.
Timi Odusina (6.2/10): As always, struggled with balls in behind. Wasn’t much infective tonight.
Gary Liddle (C) (6.2/10): Gary seemed to be in good shape and was defensively very solid and front-footed from the outset.
Neill Byrne (6.5/10): Supported the attack and defense pretty damn well. Decent outing.
Jamie Sterry (7.3/10): Brilliant midfield performance. By far the best player on the pitch for Hartlepool.
Mark Shelton (6.1/10): Had his moments, and should’ve scored inside the first half. Faded in the second half.
Bryn Morris (6.8/10): Worked hard but he was rather ineffective.
Tom Crawford (6.5/10): Was impressive in the first half and was not up to the Mark in the second half.
Luke Molyneux (6.0/10): Didn’t have the best of the day. Was struggling tonight with losing possession 17 times.
Omar Bogle (6.4/10): Omar pressed hard but was very ineffective on the day. He lost the ball cheaply a fair few times, and his dribbles at the Eagles defenders lacked menace.
Joe Grey (6.4/10): Joe Grey made good use of his strength at times but otherwise had little influence on the game’s flow.
Joe Peter White (6.4/10): Was in decent form and has a good time on the field.
Gavan Holohan (0/10): Did not play enough to warrant a rating
Mark Cullen (0/10): Did not play enough to warrant a rating
Isaac Fletcher (0/10): Did not play enough to warrant a rating