Everton 1-0 Crystal Palace: Andre Gomes free-kick sends Toffees into FA Cup fourth round

Andre Gomes’ fine free-kick helped Everton beat Crystal Palace in their FA Cup third-round replay to set up a tie against Luton Town.

Gomes opened the scoring for the hosts after 42 minutes at Goodison Park, curling his free-kick into the top corner from 25 yards out.

It was the one true moment of quality in a game of few key opportunities.

The fixture took place two days after Everton were charged with breaching the Premier League’s financial rules for the second time this season.

Before the match Everton fans raised a banner saying “onwards Evertonians, we shall not be moved”.

Gomes shines with textbook free-kick

Gomes, 30, was starting just his third match for Everton since May 2022, having spent last season on loan at Lille before suffering a calf injury.

The midfielder was impressive for the Toffees at Goodison, netting his second goal in five appearances with a textbook set-piece.

Everton dominated much of the first half, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin seeing an early chance tipped over the bar by Crystal Palace keeper Sam Johnstone.

And in the 72nd minute the forward dragged a shot narrowly wide, before Lewis Dobbin’s flicked effort was denied by the feet of Johnstone in second-half stoppage time.

Everton held on to their narrow lead and will now face Luton at home in their next match on Saturday, 27 January, hoping to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup for the third time in three seasons.

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  1. Squad number12Player nameJoão Virgínia

  2. Squad number2Player namePatterson

  3. Squad number6Player nameTarkowski

  4. Squad number32Player nameBranthwaite

  5. Squad number19Player nameMykolenko

  6. Squad number8Player nameOnana

  7. Squad number37Player nameGarner

  8. Squad number7Player nameMcNeil

  9. Squad number21Player nameAndré Gomes

  10. Squad number11Player nameHarrison

  11. Squad number9Player nameCalvert-Lewin

  1. Squad number14Player nameBeto

  2. Squad number61Player nameDobbin

Crystal Palace

  1. Squad number1Player nameJohnstone

  2. Squad number17Player nameClyne

  3. Squad number16Player nameAndersen

  4. Squad number6Player nameGuéhi

  5. Squad number3Player nameMitchell

  6. Squad number26Player nameRichards

  7. Squad number8Player nameLerma

  8. Squad number10Player nameEze

  9. Squad number19Player nameHughes

  10. Squad number15Player nameSchlupp

  11. Squad number22Player nameÉdouard

  1. Squad number11Player nameMatheus França

  2. Squad number14Player nameMateta

  3. Squad number29Player nameAhamada

  4. Squad number44Player nameRiedewald

  5. Squad number52Player nameOzoh



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Neves VirgíniaBooked at 87mins
  • 2Patterson
  • 6Tarkowski
  • 32Branthwaite
  • 19Mykolenko
  • 8Onana
  • 37Garner
  • 7McNeil
  • 21André GomesSubstituted forDobbinat 77′minutes
  • 11HarrisonBooked at 49mins
  • 9Calvert-LewinBooked at 86minsSubstituted forGomes Betuncalat 86′minutes


  • 1Pickford
  • 5Keane
  • 10Danjuma
  • 14Gomes Betuncal
  • 22Godfrey
  • 28Ramalho Chermiti
  • 31Lonergan
  • 58Hunt
  • 61Dobbin

Crystal Palace

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Johnstone
  • 17ClyneSubstituted forAhamadaat 64′minutes
  • 16AndersenBooked at 86mins
  • 6Guéhi
  • 3MitchellSubstituted forRiedewaldat 64′minutes
  • 26Richards
  • 8LermaBooked at 41minsSubstituted forOzohat 71′minutes
  • 10EzeSubstituted forFrança de Oliveiraat 64′minutes
  • 19Hughes
  • 15Schlupp
  • 22ÉdouardSubstituted forMatetaat 71′minutes


  • 5Tomkins
  • 11França de Oliveira
  • 14Mateta
  • 23Ebiowei
  • 29Ahamada
  • 30Henderson
  • 44Riedewald
  • 45Adaramola
  • 52Ozoh

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Source: BBC News

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