Crystal Palace Under-23s came out on the right side of a seven-goal thriller against Sunderland on Monday afternoon, overcoming the Black Cats 3-4 with goals at either end of the clash.
Sunderland: Patterson, Bobby, Taylor (Hackett 45), Almond, Neill, Steels (Dunne 84), Wilding, Wearne, Diamond, Curry, McGeady (Trialist 62).
Subs not used: Richardson, Wombwell.
Palace: Webber, Watson, Rich-Baghuelou, Jude Russell, Hannam, Flanagan (Spence 87), Woods, M.Boateng, Banks (Pierrick 69), Matthews (Taylor 70), Street.
Subs not used: Jacob Russell, Omilabu.
The Eagles opened brightly against a strong Sunderland side which included Republic of Ireland international Aiden McGeady, striking within six minutes through Kian Flanagan's penalty-box effort.