Millwall 1-2 Crystal Palace: Michael Ollis masterclass inspires FA Cup comeback


Eichel Ollis propelled Crystal Palace to come from behind and win a furious South London derby against Millwall at the Dane.

The winger scored and assisted Jean-Philippe Matteta as the Eagles went down 1–0 at half-time to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Millwall, who were looking to continue his remarkable recent history of scalps in the competition, took the lead in the 17th minute via Benic Afob and finished the game with another spell of dominance backed by a brutal home crowd.

Torrential rain in Bermondsey failed to moisten the Dane’s atmosphere, which took a toll before kick-off when Palace fans lit two smoke flames to loud explosions and Millwall supporters shouted loudly as visiting players He had knelt down.

The game was also briefly halted after Palace’s winner, when smoke was thrown across the pitch from the far end, while Palace’s Connor Gallagher was targeted by homophobic chanting.

On-loan Stoke striker Afobe should have opened the scoring within ten minutes, but made amends to capitalize on a terrible error by Jack Butland.

Palace goalkeepers panicked under pressure from Aphobe and Tom Bradshaw, and their mis-kick let the former Arsenal roll into an empty net.

It took Palace 35 minutes to get up, Gallagher went close with a detective shot from 20 yards and Aberechi Eze appealed for a penalty in the stoppage-time of the first half.

The game was won via an impressive Palace rally after half-time, with Olysse scoring within 90 seconds with a graceful curling finish.