Wroe double helps down Palace

Nicky Wroe struck twice to help League One Preston to a shock 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

Last Updated: 28/08/12 at 23:03

Wroe: Scored twice

Wroe: Scored twice

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Palace boss Dougie Freedman rested a number of key players and Graham Westley's men seized their chance with Wroe putting them ahead in the second minute.

Akpo Sodje put Preston two up and while Aaron Wilbraham pulled one back, Jeffrey Monakana's stunning strike restored the home side's two-goal margin and Wroe sealed the win.

Preston took the lead after just 68 seconds, with Sodje nodding down Monakana's cross to give unmarked Wroe an easy 12-yard finish.

Sodje bundled home Preston's second on 18 minutes after Paul Huntington's powerful header was cleared off the line by Darcy Blake.

Wilbraham's easy six-yard header from Jonathan Williams' cross seemed to have put Palace back in the game after 37 minutes, but Monakana hit a wonderful top-corner strike from the left wing just four minutes later to restore Preston's two-goal lead.

Wroe added his second of the game midway through the second half to complete the rout, powering a low shot in off the post via Lewis Price's outstretched glove.

Team NamePreston North EndCrystal Palace
Possession53%47%
Goals41
Shots On Target74
Shots Off Target011
Blocked Shots21
Corners58
Fouls Conceded129
Offsides03
Yellow Cards42
Red Cards00

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Wednesday, 24 September 2014
20:00
C Palace 2-3 Newcastle Report
W Brom 3-2 Hull City Report
19:45
Burton Alb 0-3 Brighton Report
Chelsea 2-1 Bolton Report
Man City 7-0 Sheff Wed Report
Tottenham 3-1 N Forest Report
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
20:00
Fulham 2-1 Doncaster  
19:45
Arsenal 1-2 So'ton Report
Cardiff 0-3 B'mouth Report
Derby 2-0 Reading  

Footer 365

Premier League: Sunderland players offer to refund fans for trip to 8-0 defeat at Southampton

Sunderland players have offered to refund fans who made the long trip to Southampton to see their side routed 8-0.

FA General Secretary Alex Horne to leave post in January

FA General Secretary Alex Horne will leave his post at the end of January.

Champions League: Real Madrid without Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos for Liverpool tie

Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos for their Champions League trip to Liverpool on Wednesday.

Mail Box

Are There Any Happy Fans Out There?

It seems as if Chelsea, West Ham and Southampton are the only content supporters right now. We have more doom and gloom for you. Who wants good news, eh..?

Is Van Gaal Just A Dutch Pardew?

A Mailbox of comparisons. Van Gaal is similar to Pardew, Wenger to Moyes, Van Persie to a spent force, and Pelle to a bloody gent. There's also plenty from last night...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property