moved into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup as they proved too good for League One side Doncaster Rovers.

There are 36 league places between the two teams and the Eagles only needed eight minutes to take the lead when Jeffrey Schlupp shot low into the net after a fine individual run.

Max Meyer headed in from Andros Townsend’s header to double the visitors’ lead in first-half injury time.

Doncaster, who were aiming to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history, had a better second half but Ben Whiteman’s shot was saved by Wayne Hennessey, Alfie May headed over from close range and James Coppinger’s effort was deflected wide.

Palace among six teams in the last eight

The Eagles have never won the FA Cup, losing twice in finals to in 1990 and 2016, but this was also only the second time in 23 years they had reached the last eight.

Palace’s win means there will be six teams and two from the Championship in the quarter-finals.

The Eagles join , Wolves, Watford and Brighton – plus Swansea and Millwall – in the next round with and playing on Monday in a game that starts at 19:30 GMT and will be broadcast live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

The quarter-final draw will be made after that match and the last-eight ties will be played from 15-18 March, with winning clubs receiving £720,000 in prize money.

Roy Hodgson named a strong Palace side at Keepmoat Stadium and handed a first start to Michy Batshuayi since his loan move from at the end of the January transfer window.

Their first goal came after Luka Milivojevic won possession and released Schlupp, who was able to sprint into the box and shoot past Marko Marosi.

Milivojevic was also involved in the build-up to the second as his intelligent ball over the top of the Doncaster defence released Townsend, whose header found Meyer with the German scoring only his second goal for the club.

Doncaster, sixth in League One, had beaten Chorley, Charlton, Preston and Oldham to reach this stage but, despite a bright spell at the start of the second half, could not do enough to progress any further.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 17Blair
  • 31Downing
  • 12Anderson
  • 3Andrew
  • 8WhitemanBooked at 81mins
  • 19MaySubstituted forBoocockat 89′minutes
  • 11CrawfordSubstituted forRoweat 64′minutes
  • 15Kane
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forSadlierat 64′minutes
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 5Wright
  • 6Butler
  • 10Rowe
  • 22Sadlier
  • 33Jones
  • 40Boocock
  • 44Le

  • 13Hennessey
  • 2Ward
  • 34Kelly
  • 6Dann
  • 3van Aanholt
  • 7Meyer
  • 4Milivojevic
  • 15Schlupp
  • 10TownsendSubstituted forMcArthurat 80′minutes
  • 23BatshuayiSubstituted forBentekeat 75′minutes
  • 14J AyewSubstituted forKouyatéat 60′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Tomkins
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 17Benteke
  • 18McArthur
  • 31Guaita
  • 35Woods
  • 44Riedewald
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
14,010

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway Team
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home19
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, 2.

Attempt saved. Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Rieves Boocock replaces Alfie May.

Wayne Hennessey () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Martin Kelly.

Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Joel Ward () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers).

Offside, . Max Meyer tries a through ball, but Jeffrey Schlupp is caught offside.

Booking

Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cheikhou Kouyaté () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, . James McArthur replaces Andros Townsend.

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Benjamin Whiteman.

Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, . Christian Benteke replaces Michy Batshuayi.

Max Meyer () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Cheikhou Kouyaté () header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic with a cross following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Max Meyer () left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Michy Batshuayi () right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a through ball.

Andros Townsend () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Andrew (Doncaster Rovers).

Cheikhou Kouyaté () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Joel Ward.

Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kieran Sadlier replaces James Coppinger.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Tommy Rowe replaces Ali Crawford.

Attempt saved. Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ali Crawford.

Herbie Kane (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, . Cheikhou Kouyaté replaces Jordan Ayew because of an injury.

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