May 20, 2024

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Palace Dominates Everton: Highlights from the Premier League International Cup Semi-Final

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Crystal Palace Under-21s delivered a stellar performance, overpowering Everton 4-2 at Selhurst Park to secure a spot in the Premier League International Cup Final. Here’s a summary of the thrilling encounter:


  • Palace made four changes to their lineup, with key players like David Ozoh and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi starting.
  • Everton had clear chances early on, but both Kouyate and Hunt missed the mark.
  • Metcalfe’s effort for Everton was denied by a fine save from Whitworth.
  • Palace’s Trialist missed an opportunity when through on goal, setting the tone for an open game.
  • Imray’s deflected effort went narrowly wide as Palace pushed for a breakthrough.
  • Umeh capitalized on a late first-half opportunity, giving Palace the lead just before halftime.
  • The second half saw Rodney and Mathurin enter the game for Palace.
  • Trialist scored early in the second half to double Palace’s lead.
  • Everton pulled one back with a goal from Metcalfe.
  • Imray extended Palace’s lead with a fine finish from a tight angle.
  • Whitworth made crucial saves to deny Everton late in the game.
  • Metcalfe converted a penalty for Everton, setting up a tense finale.
  • Devenny sealed Palace’s victory with a goal in injury time.

Final Score: Palace 4-2 Everton

Palace’s victory sets up a rematch with PSV Eindhoven in the final, offering a chance for redemption after last year’s defeat. The team showcased exceptional teamwork and resilience throughout the match, delighting the home crowd with their attacking prowess.


  • Palace: Whitworth, Imray, Grehan, Farquhar, Jemide, Devenny, Wells-Morrison, Ozoh, Umeh, Trialist, Rak-Sakyi.
  • Everton: Crellin, Dixon, John, Welch, Onyango, Warrington, Armstrong, Butterfield, Kouyate, Metcalfe, Hunt.

Both teams displayed admirable determination, making for an exhilarating contest. Palace’s dynamic performance sets the stage for an exciting final showdown in the Premier League International Cup.

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