Crystal P and Nottingham were unable to take the lead in this Saturday’s match on Date 8 at Selhurst Park Stadium.
Morgan Gibbs-White hit the post 20 minutes into the first half, drowning out the cheers of all the fans.
The main person at the meeting was Marc Gehi. The Crystal Palace defender played a key role, recovering two balls and clearing nine dangerous balls.
Willie Boley, on the other hand, was the key. Crucially, the Nottingham Forest defender cleared six dangerous balls.
It was a close game with both players committing fouls. There was only one card, Ryan Yates receiving a yellow card in the 84th minute of the second half.
Crystal P’s coach Roy Hodgson deployed a 4-5-1 formation with Sam Johnstone in goal. The defensive line includes Nathaniel Klein, Joachim Andersen, Marc Gehi, and Tyrick Mitchell. Jairo Riedewald, Will Hughes, Jordan Ayew, Jeffrey Schlupp, Odsonne Edouard in the center. Jean-Philippe Mateta in attack.
Meanwhile, Stephen Cooper’s side have installed themselves in a 4-3-3 strategy with Matthew Turner between the three sticks. In defense, Serge Aurier, Willy Boly, Murillo and Harry Toffolo. In midfield are Ibrahim Sangare, Orel Mangala, and Nicolas Dominguez. And up front are Morgan Gibbs-White, Chris Wood and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The referee appointed for this match was Craig Pawson.
Crystal P will next visit Newcastle United, while Nottingham will host Luton Town at the City Ground stadium.
The local team is in 9th place with 12 points, while the visiting team is in 13th place in the tournament with nine points.