LONDON (AP) — Sam Allardyce secured his first victory as Crystal Palace manager by reaching the fourth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday when two non-league teams also advanced.
Palace fell behind to third-tier side Bolton but two goals from substitute Christian Benteke clinched a 2-1 victory for Allardyce against the team he managed between 1999 and 2007.
It ended Allardyce’s five-match winless streak with Palace in all competitions.
Palace will next host Manchester City in the FA Cup, but more important for Allardyce is producing a win in the league. Palace is only out of the Premier League relegation zone due to its superior goal difference.
BURNLEY 2, SUNDERLAND 0
Sunderland, which is next from last in the Premier League, found no respite in the cup in this all top-flight meeting. A header…