Andros Townsend had his penalty saved as a weakened were beaten by Colchester in a Carabao Cup shootout.

After Townsend squandered the first spot-kick following a goalless 90 minutes, Noah Chilvers gave the U’s their first EFL Cup win against top-flight opponents since 1979.

Despite making 10 changes to the side that won at in the on Saturday, Palace manager Roy Hodgson still fielded seven internationals for this second-round tie.

Belgium forward Christian Benteke went closest to making the breakthrough for the hosts – he had an early effort saved by visiting keeper Dean Gerken, then hit the crossbar.

Palace introduced Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Zaha after the break as they searched for a winning goal, but John McGreal’s side held firm.

Line-ups

  • 13Hennessey
  • 35Woods
  • 34KellySubstituted forCahillat 45′minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 6Dann
  • 10Townsend
  • 22McCarthy
  • 23Camarasa
  • 44Riedewald
  • 7MeyerSubstituted forJ Ayewat 73′minutes
  • 21WickhamSubstituted forZahaat 63′minutes
  • 17Benteke

Substitutes

  • 8Kouyaté
  • 9J Ayew
  • 11Zaha
  • 19Henderson
  • 24Cahill
  • 36Tavares
  • 37Kirby

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 21Clampin
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 90′minutes
  • 14Comley
  • 24StevensonSubstituted forChilversat 77′minutes
  • 26GambinSubstituted forBrownat 80′minutes
  • 45Nouble
  • 9Norris

Substitutes

  • 10Brown
  • 11Cowan-Hall
  • 17James
  • 19Kensdale
  • 27Chilvers
  • 29Ross
  • 49Poku
Referee:
Andy Woolmer

Match Stats

Home TeamAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away11

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Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, 0(4), Colchester United 0(5).

Goal!

Goal! 0(4), Colchester United 0(5). Noah Chilvers (Colchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! 0(4), Colchester United 0(4). Wilfried Zaha () converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! 0(3), Colchester United 0(4). Paris Cowan-Hall (Colchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! 0(3), Colchester United 0(3). Víctor Camarasa () converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! 0(2), Colchester United 0(3). Jevani Brown (Colchester United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! 0(2), Colchester United 0(2). Christian Benteke () converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! 0(1), Colchester United 0(2). Frank Nouble (Colchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! 0(1), Colchester United 0(1). Jordan Ayew () converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! 0, Colchester United 0(1). Luke Norris (Colchester United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty saved! Andros Townsend () fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins 0, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, 0, Colchester United 0.

Jordan Ayew () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brandon Comley (Colchester United).

Corner, . Conceded by Brandon Comley.

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend () left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James McCarthy.

Noah Chilvers (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jevani Brown (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Courtney Senior.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Scott Dann ().

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Jevani Brown replaces Luke Gambin.

Gary Cahill () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. James McCarthy () right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Andros Townsend.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Noah Chilvers replaces Ben Stevenson.

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Christian Benteke () right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, . Jordan Ayew replaces Max Meyer.

Scott Dann () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

Attempt blocked. Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Gary Cahill () is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

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