CRYSTAL PALACE goalkeeper Jack Butland conceded a disastrous opening goal in their FA Cup derby clash against Millwall.

The once highly rated 28-year-old tried to play his way out from the back but was swiftly closed down by two Millwall players.


Butland tried to play his way out from the back[/caption]


The former England international tried to pass the ball off, but it was intercepted by Millwall’s No23[/caption]


Afobe applied the finishing touch to hand Millwall the lead[/caption]


Butland punched the ground in frustration[/caption]

Instead of thumping the ball clear, Butland tried to play a slick pass through the two opposition players, but the ball fell to Benik Afobe and the striker made no mistake with the finish.

The game happens to be the former England international’s fourth appearance for the Eagles this season.

And his howler reaffirms his place behind Spaniard Vicente Guaita in the pecking order.

A loss to rivals Millwall in the Cup would condemn Patrick Vieira’s men to back-to-back derby defeats.

Palace lost on New Years day to Premier league high-flyers West Ham 3-2.

And their next game happens to be against rivals Brighton at the American Express Community Stadium.


Palace do, however, hold the edge on the head-to-head record.

Brighton haven’t beaten the south Londoners since March 2019.

The last time the two sides met they played out a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park.