Crystal Palace is knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League 2 side Colchester United.
Only days after going to Old Trafford and beating Manchester United 2-1. Premier League side Crystal Palace was knocked out of the Carabao Cup by a team three divisions below them
According to football.london, the Crystal Palace manager was far from impressed by his sides showing.
After the game ended 0-0, it went to penalties, and Colchester United completed the upset on Palaces home turf of Selhurst Park, with a 5-4 victory.
The Colchester manager John McGreal said after the game:
“We obviously had to play a bit of a counter at times.”
“We were a bit fortunate in the last five or ten minutes when they were coming at us, and we managed to get a few blocks in, and had some lady luck on our side.”
“But we wanted our players to take the ball on and go and have a go, and as much as Palace had of the ball, that was our mindset.”
“We didn’t just want to be there as sitting ducks.”
“They had an unbelievable result at the weekend but off the back of that, we didn’t just want to be sitting in, we wanted to play our stuff as well.”
Of Hodgson’s sportsmanship he added:
“Mr. Hodgson and Ray Lewington came to us straight after the game and congratulated on us on how we performed and again afterwards for the win”
“It just showed a bit of class really and I am thankful for that just before the penalties were taken.”
The result will not only go down as a giant-killing act of English football, and another great cup story.
But the significance of how bad things are at Manchester United is also now at the forefront.
There is the argument that Manchester United was unlucky, and if the penalty had gone in it would have been a different story.
The bottom line is none of the above matters.
A team from the fourth tier of English football did something that United couldn’t. They stopped Crystal Palace from scoring.
Are we retweeting everything tonight?
— Colchester United FC (@ColU_Official) August 27, 2019