Crystal Palace 3 Plymouth Argyle 1 RECAP: FA Cup despair for Pilgrims in fifth round
and other Argyle news
Plymouth Argyle were beaten 3-1 by Premier League side Crystal Palace in an exciting FA Cup meeting at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night.
Despite the damp weather Crystal Palace were able to showcase their speed as they overran the League Two side in their amazing journey for the current edition of the FA Cup.
Palace's Jordan Ayew scored early with a brace in the 11th minute. This was just the start to the Crystal Palace dominance.
Víctor Camarasa doubled the lead for Palace with an effort from 21 meters which blasted against the inside of the post before crossing the goal line in the 66th.
Young midfielder Matthew Smith provided the traveling fans of Plymouth with a shot of hope scoring in the 77th minute.
With a smaller lead manager Michael Carrick instructed his troops to all out attack, this plan would cost the team dearly.
Ayew would end up scoring his second of the night taking advantage of the Plymouth defense being out of position. This goal in the 83rd put the proverbial nail in the coffin of the visitors.
With the loss Plymouth will look back on some great wins that include beating Huddersfield, Crawley, Stockport and Gloucester. From reports Michael Carrick exceeded expectations as chairman Simon Hallett only asked to make it to the second round.
In other Plymouth news surrounding the match the club made an agreement with parent Club Arsenal to keep midfielder Matthew Smith on a permanent deal. Early reports say the signing was around £140k and is until the end of the 21-22 season.
On the injury front striker Zak Rudden suffered a bruised ankle during the match and is expected to be out around a week.
Next up Plymouth will Macclesfield Town in a League Two clash on Saturday. Previously the Pilgrims won their last meeting 5-2 back in December.