Crystal Palace to travel to Wolves in FA Cup third round

BY SAM SMITH

Crystal Palace will face an all-Premier League FA Cup third round tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers in January.

The Eagles will travel to Molineux on the weekend of January 8-11, with a definite date and time to be confirmed.

Roy Hodgson’s side will hope to improve on last season’s third round exit – losing 1-0 against Derby County at Selhurst Park.

They reached the quarter-final the year before, but were beaten by eventual finalists Watford.

Palace and Wolves have played each other in the top-flight since Wanderers’ promotion in 2018. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have won three of their five recent meetings, while Palace have recorded a victory just once.

The South Londoners last played Wolves in the FA Cup in the 2009-10 campaign.

A 2-2 draw at Premier League Wolves handed then-Championship Palace a replay. Danny Butterfield’s hat-trick earned them a famous fourth-round win.

Neil Warnock’s side eventually lost to Aston Villa in a fifth-round replay at Villa Park.


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