Keepmoat Stadium
The Emirates FA Cup • 5th Round
  • 2nd Half
  • Doncaster Rovers
  • Crystal Palace
  • MayBoocock
  • Whiteman
  • TownsendMcArthur
  • BatshuayiBenteke
  • CoppingerSadlier
  • CrawfordRowe
  • AyewKouyaté
  • 1st Half
  • Doncaster Rovers
  • Crystal Palace
  • Meyer
  • Schlupp

Doncaster Rovers - Crystal Palace
The Emirates FA Cup - 17 February 2019

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  • End of 2nd Half

FT: Doncaster 0-2 Palace. The Premier League side avoid a potential banana skin against the League outfit and march into the last eight of the FA Cup thanks to goals from Schlupp and Meyer.


Sadlier has a pop from 22 yards out but again the attempt is too close to Hennessey.


Three minutes added.


DONCASTER CHANGE: May off, Boocock on.


So, Palace look set for only their second last eight appearance in 24 years. They've been finalists twice before but never won the cup. Could they did it this year?


Donny whip a left-wing free kick towards the far post, but May doesn't gamble early enough and can't get on the end of it.


Whiteman is the first name to go in the book for a foul on Kouyate.


It's now or never time for Donny. Can they set up a grand-stand finale?


PALACE CHANGE: Townsend off, McArthur on.


PALACE CHANGE: Benteke on for Batshuayi.


Kouyate meets the resulting left-wing corner but heads well wide.


More great work from Townsend on the right as Palace look to seal victory. The winger hangs up a cross that Batshuayi can't guide towards goal. Meyer picks up the loose ball but sees a low drive deflected behind.


Batshuayi is sent clear by Townsend, but the Belgian's touch is heavy and allows Marosi time to charge off his line and produce a vital block.


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Doncaster continue to probe, but they are struggling to carve out a real, clear-cut chance.


Doncaster's 10th corner of the evening is floated into the area - but once again Palace stand firm.


DONCASTER CHANGE: Coppinger off, Sadlier on.


DONCASTER CHANGE: Crawford off, Rowe on.


Kane winds up the left foot from 20 yards but drills it straight at Hennessey.


Donny are preparing a double change.


PALACE CHANGE: Ayew replaced by Kouyate.


More nervy moments for Palace as Donny's ninth corner of the match causes the PL side some real anxiety. A second ball into the box from Crawford is only half cleared with Hennessey in no man's land, but Kane can only head over the top under pressure.


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Coppinger glides in from the left and sees a fizzing shot deflected behind by Kelly. Palace clear the resulting corner before Crawford blazes over from distance.


Doncaster look to have found an extra gear and are beginning to pose a few questions.


Donny almost pull one back. Downing nods a right-wing corner towards goal, but sees it diverted over the top by May from just inside the six-yard box.


Ben Whiteman lets fly with a swerving 25-yarder, but Hennessey watches it all the way and beats it to safety.


Van Aanholt meets a right-wing corner delivered to the edge of the box, but skies his volley way over the top.


Meyer's goal just before the interval really knocked the stuffing out of Donny. Can they find an extra gear or two to make this interesting in the second period?

  • 2nd Half

KICK OFF! Palace restart the cup tie.

  • End of 1st Half

HT: Doncaster 0-2 Palace. Schlupp and Meyer have put the PL side on course for the last eight.

  • Max Meyer
    GoalMax MeyerCrystal PalaceGOAL! Meyer nods the visitors into a two-goal lead after Townsend had headed Milivojevic's floated ball back across goal.

GOAL! Meyer nods the visitors into a two-goal lead after Townsend had headed Milivojevic's floated ball back across goal.


One minute added.


Marquis has netted 22 times for Doncaster so far this season, but he's had little to feed upon so far today.

Michy Batshuayi of Crystal Palace during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Doncaster Rovers and Crystal Palace at Keepmoat Stadium on February 17, 2019 in Doncaster, United Kingdom.

Kane finds a slither of space just outside the Palace box, but can't get enough power on his poked effort and Hennessey easily gathers.


PALACE PENALTY SHOUT! Van Aanholt attempts to cut the ball back from the left byline but sees it deflected behind via the hand of Paul Downing.


Coppinger takes down a weak headed clearance but sees his 20-yard pile-driver brilliantly blocked.


Blair makes an error deep inside his own half. Ayew pounces on it and drives into the left side of the home area, but Blair sticks to his guns and makes a vital tackle to make amends.


Batshuayi meets another Palace corner, but can't guide his header towards goal.


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Dann meets another Meyer cross, but this time his header flies harmlessly off target.


The corner comes to nothing and the home side survive.

Replays showing it was Danny Andrew who tried to move his arm out of the way of Dann's header.


Dann attacks Palace's first corner of the day, but sees his header deflect wide. He appeals for hand ball but will have to settle for another set piece from the opposite flank.


Smart build up from Palace ends with Meyer collecting a pass on the left of the area and seeing his low attempt blocked behind.


Hennessey is relieved to see Doncaster's fifth corner of the afternoon easily hacked clear at the near post. That was a poor delivery in truth.


Hennessey concedes a needless corner as it's again played back to him. He doesn't look comfortable and Donny are quick to press when he does get it.


Back up the other end and May weaves in form the left before firing a swerving shot a few yards wide of target.


Palace once again threaten on the break but this time Marko Marosi is down well to smother Ayew's effort.


It's a strong period for Donny. The first corner is cleared, but the hosts keep the pressure on with a succession of set pieces.

However, Palace stick to the task in hand and eventually move the ball clear.


Kane weaves in from the left but sees his thumping 20-yard shot nodded behind before it could test Hennessey.


Doncaster have responded well to going behind, but are struggling to carve out anything significant in the final third as the Palace rearguard remains well organised.


May rises to meet Coppinger's driven left-wing cross, but he can only nod high into the air, allowing Hennessey to come off his line and gather.


VIDEO: Schlupp's solo strike.


That was Schlupp's fifth goal of the season and should be a nice settler for Palace after Donny had made the brighter start.

  • Jeffrey Schlupp
    GoalJeffrey SchluppCrystal PalaceGOAL! Milivojevic breaks up some neat Doncaster possession and sends Schlupp racing down the left. The Ghana international bursts into the box and sees a low shot deflect into the far corner of the net.

GOAL! Milivojevic breaks up some neat Doncaster possession and sends Schlupp racing down the left. The Ghana international bursts into the box and sees a low shot deflect into the far corner of the net.


Doncaster earn the first corner of the match but the left-wing delivery is easily nodded to safety by Ayew.


Donny are pressing high. Hennessey has had a lot the ball at his feet with Palace still to settle.


STAT: A Palace win would see Roy Hodgson equal his best ever run in the cup as a manager. He reached the quarter finals with Fulham in 2009 and 2010 respectively.


Lots of hustle and bustle early on but little in terms of creativity in the attacking third. Doncaster have started well.


FORM: Doncaster have won 12 and lost just two of their last 18 matches in all competitions. They have not lost at home since October.

Meanwhile, Palace have won five of their last seven away matches in this competition, losing just once.


HEAD-TO-HEAD: Palace have won just one of their last seven meetings with Doncaster, losing on three occasions. The Premier League side's last victory over Rovers came in a thumping 5-1 away-day success in the fourth tier of the football league way back in 1960! However, this is the first ever FA Cup clash between the teams.

  • 1st Half

KICK OFF! Here we go. It's sixth in League One versus 13th in the Premier League for a place in the last eight of the FA Cup.



DID YOU KNOW? Palace last lost an FA Cup side against a team two divisions lower was in the third round back in 1993.


Palace manager Roy Hodgson: "Now, more than ever, you need to be wary in these sort of games. If you lose to a lower league team, it is seen as a giant-killing. If we had lost to Tottenham, no-one would have batted an eyelid."

Roy Hodgson would love to win the FA Cup

Doncaster boss Grant McCann: "We won't change the way we play.... I'd be mad to try to sit behind the ball against Crystal Palace and let them have the ball. If it's good enough, then great. If it's not, at least we gave it a good go."


STAT: This is Donny's first appearance in the FA Cup fifth round since 1956 when they went down 2-0 at home to Spurs. It is the fifth time they have reached this stage of the competition, but have never gone further. Their last FA Cup victory over a top-flight team was back in 1985.


James Coppinger aka Mr Doncaster is relishing the prospect of this afternoon's tie: “It has been 63 years since we last reached the fifth round of the FA Cup. It’s a massive opportunity and I can’t emphasise enough how important it is that we’re at home."

James Coppinger has an ankle problem

It's just the two changes from Tuesday's 3-0 league victory over Southend. Matty Blair and Alfie May coming in for Aaron Lewis and Mallik Wilks respectively.


Roy Hodgson has made six changes to his side for this afternoon's cup tie. The big news is that with Wilfried Zaha out through suspension, Michy Batshuayi makes his first start for the club.

Wayne Hennessey gets the nod between the sticks while forward, Christian Benteke is on the bench.

Michy Batshuayi of Crystal Palace reaction during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park on February 9, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

CONFIRMED TEAMS - DONCASTER: Marosi, Blair, Downing, Anderson, Andrew, Whiteman, Kane, Crawford, May, Marquis, Coppinger... Subs: Jones, Wright, Butler, Rowe, Sadlier, Boocock, Lewis. /// PALACE: Hennessy, Ward, Kelly, Dann, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, Meyer, Schlupp, Townsend, Ayew, Batshuayi... Subs: Guaita, Woods, Tomkins, Riedewald, McArthur, Kouyate, Benteke.


Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the FA Cup fifth round clash between League One play-off hopefuls, Doncaster Rovers and mercurial top-flight side, Crystal Palace. Can Donny spring a surprise and reach the last eight of the competition for the first time in their history, or will the Premier League team prevail? Kick off 16:00 GMT.

A general view of the FA Cup trophy during the Emirates FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.