Crystal Palace vs Bristol City - 23rd January 2016 FA Cup 4th Round
Bradley 9.4 rating
Bradley 9, 77 mins
Welbeck 19 mins
Lucas Evangelista 35 mins
Allione 71 mins
Lucas Evangelista 58 mins
Andrew Booy made only one change to the side as Nathaniel Clyne was cup tied so 16 year old Martin Kaspar played his first ever game for Bristol City. Tony Pulis was without a number of key players as Jonathan Parr was suspended and Mile Jedinak and Joel Ward were injured. Also Crystal Palace played and lost the 2nd leg of the Capital One Cup Semi Final in midweek so Jon Williams could only make the bench because of fatigue. The two teams lined up as follows:
Crystal Palace were clearly a tired side for this one and Bristol City put them to the sword emphatically. Michael Bradley opened the scoring after a clever through ball from Mario Buitrago on 9 minutes. Ten minutes later it was 2-0 as Mario Buitrago robbed a Palace defender and squared the ball to Danny Welbeck to drill in. In the 35th minute Agustin Allione cut a ball back to the edge of the area for Lucas Evangelista to score his 1st goal of the season. On the hour mark Lucas Evangelista picked up his 2nd yellow card which looked to have tarnished City's day but they kicked on with a 4th goal from Agustin Allione after being set up by substitute Rodrigo Gomez. It was the right wingers 10th goal of a fantastic season so far!! Then it was the debutants time in the sun as Martin Kaspar squared the ball to MOTM Michael Bradley to get his 2nd goal of the game. City were unlucky not to keep a 3rd consecutive clean sheet as sub Kana-Biyik brought down Jean Kouassi in the area and Sullay Kaikai score from the spot with 5 minutes remaining. A dominant performance from Andrew Booy's team who have been drawn at home to Swansea in the 5th round.
Kasper makes professional debut
What a day for the Czech right back Martin Kaspar who becomes the youngest player to ever play under manager Andrew Booy aged 16 years and 193 days old.