And for that we are surprised and most grateful :kiss:
We were crap today to be quite frank. Butterfield, Kolkka Freedman and Sorondo came into the side with Aki ,Tom Soares down to the bench and Darren Powell and Vas Lakis not selected. Mikele Lig moved into midfield from right back.
We scored early, good volley by Kolkka at the far post, but didn't really capitalise more on nervous Norwich play. They equalised after about 20", McKenzie took on 2 players,got to the bye line and pulled the ball back for Ashton who couldn't miss.
I heard we should have had a penalty just before half time when AJ was taken down in the 6 yard box(I was under the stand,pre game beers ,you know :drunk: )
The start of the 2nd half was a disaster, almost straight from the kick off Ashton got his second and then more crappy defending from a corner let McKenzie score a third.
We were desperate and threw on Torghelle for the last 20 " .It worked though. Torg kept the centre backs busy while AJ nipped onto the 2nd ball.He crossed for Hughes to head in for 2-3 and was brought down in the box chasing a ball over the top for a penalty.
Palace could have got the win but for Rob Greens great save from a Fitz Hall bicycle kick in stoppage time, it would have been more than we deserved.
Having seen a replay of the game ,we played better than I
AJ clearly dived for the penalty though:angel: and the ref managed to miss a clear handball on the goal line by Safri in the first half. We seemed to have the upper hand for all but the 20 minute spell at the start of the second half.
The next game is on wednesday away vs Blackburn. I didn't see the cup semi with Arsenal,but it sounds like Rovers were very dirty :nervous: