Michael Olise scores Crystal Palace's equaliser at Millwall in the FA Cup third round
Michael Olise netted his third Palace goal after scoring off the bench against Leicester and West Ham in the league

Michael Olise inspired a Crystal Palace turnaround to spare Jack Butland’s blushes and help the Premier League side avoid an FA Cup shock at Millwall.

Former England goalkeeper Butland’s howler gifted Benik Afobe the opener as Millwall deservedly led at the break.

But lively Olise, an £8m summer signing from Reading, curled home a wonderful leveller and crossed for Jean-Philippe Mateta to head home Palace’s winner.

The game was marred, however, by some unsavoury scenes off the pitch.

A section of the home crowd discernibly booed Palace players taking the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before kick-off.

There were also audible homophobic chants directed at Palace’s on-loan Chelsea attacker Conor Gallagher, while a bottle thrown from the stands struck Olise as he prepared to take a corner.

More to follow.



Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Long
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 15PearceSubstituted forBennettat 62′minutes
  • 5Cooper
  • 2McNamara
  • 24MitchellBooked at 56mins
  • 17SavilleSubstituted forKieftenbeldat 50′minutes
  • 11Malone
  • 14OjoSubstituted forBoatengat 81′minutes
  • 23AfobeSubstituted forBureyat 81′minutes
  • 9BradshawSubstituted forSmithat 81′minutes


  • 6Kieftenbeld
  • 10Smith
  • 20Bennett
  • 28Evans
  • 32Burey
  • 33Bialkowski
  • 38Boateng
  • 40Topalloj
  • 49Lovelace

Crystal Palace

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1ButlandBooked at 82mins
  • 2Ward
  • 16Andersen
  • 6Guéhi
  • 3Mitchell
  • 23Gallagher
  • 12HughesSubstituted forMilivojevicat 81′minutes
  • 15SchluppBooked at 26minsSubstituted forRiedewaldat 88′minutes
  • 7OliseSubstituted forClyneat 88′minutes
  • 14MatetaSubstituted forÉdouardat 65′minutes
  • 10EzeSubstituted forBentekeat 64′minutes


  • 4Milivojevic
  • 17Clyne
  • 19Matthews
  • 20Benteke
  • 22Édouard
  • 34Kelly
  • 44Riedewald
  • 48Wells-Morrison
  • 49Rak-Sakyi

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Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Millwall 1, Crystal Palace 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Crystal Palace 2.

  3. Foul by Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace).

  4. Jake Cooper (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mason Bennett with a cross.

  6. Attempt saved. Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Benteke.

  7. Attempt missed. Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Malone with a cross following a corner.

  8. Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Christian Benteke.

  9. Foul by Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace).

  10. Tyler Burey (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution, Crystal Palace. Jairo Riedewald replaces Jeffrey Schlupp.

  12. Substitution, Crystal Palace. Nathaniel Clyne replaces Michael Olise.

  13. Foul by Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace).

  14. George Long (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Jack Butland (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Substitution, Crystal Palace. Luka Milivojevic replaces Will Hughes.

  17. Substitution, Millwall. Tyler Burey replaces Benik Afobe.

  18. Substitution, Millwall. Matt Smith replaces Tom Bradshaw.

  19. Substitution, Millwall. Nana Boateng replaces Sheyi Ojo.

  20. Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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