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U23s Report: Palace toppled by experienced Cardiff City

Crystal Palace Under-23s endured a difficult trip to Wales yesterday evening, ultimately losing 3-0 to a Cardiff City side featuring a number of well known first-team players.


  • Cardiff line-up with Sol Bamba and Jazz Richards at the back.
  • Both sides exchange chances in an even first-half.
  • Cardiff take the lead in 43rd minute.
  • Half-time: 1-1.
  • Captain Sam Woods is forced off with injury on the hour.
  • The hosts strike twice late on to seal victory.

Palace saw chances fall their way in the game’s opening spells but Cardiff fielded experience in spades and were able to deny the Eagles with the adeptness of senior professionals.