Marc Guehi celebrates after giving Crystal Palace the lead against Everton. Picture: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

‘Cruel injury changed the game’ - Everton player ratings in humbling 4-0 Crystal Palace loss

Everton suffered a 4-0 loss to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Everton’s FA Cup dreams are over after they crashed to another humbling defeat to Crystal Palace.

The Toffees suffered a 4-0 loss in the quarter-finals at Selhurst Park which sent them spinning back to reality amid a Premier League relegation battle.

Palace took the lead in the 25th minute when Marc Guehi was left unmarked at a corner and headed home.

The visitors then doubled their advantage on 41 minutes through a well-worked move finished off by Jean-Philippe Mateta.

Everton barely threatened to get back into the game in the second period, despite Dominic Calvert-Lewin being introduced off the bench.

And Palace compounded Frank Lampard’s side’s misery with late goals from Wilfried Zaha and Will Hughes.

The heroes

- Marc Guehi: what a week for the Palace defender. A first England call-up and then put his side on the way to a Wembley semi-final.

- Michael Olise: Everton could simply not shackle the Eagles forward. He ran riot throughout.

- Patrick Viera: guided Palace to an FA Cup semi-final in his first season in charge. He’s carrying out a sterling job with momentum being built.

The villains

- Everton’s defence: another insipid display from the Toffees’ rearguard. More quality is simply needed to be recruited in the summer.

- Andre Gomes: lucky not to be sent off. Offered very little in the engine room, too.

- Richarlison: well below his best leading the line.

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